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Manja: The Invisible Killer

Kites, crows, barn, spotted and mottle wood owls are among Bangalore city’s most important bird species.

Every day they are taken by a silent and invisible killer – manja. 258 more words

Wildlife Management

A Fashion-following Fail: Leyland Cypress

A little less than thirty years ago, I was still fairly naive about yard landscaping. I was an ace on organic vegetable gardening, and I knew a lot about native plants, but I was mesmerized by all the glossy gardening magazines that demonstrated how we all should be landscaping our yards. 1,171 more words

Piedmont Gardening

snake who works for the government...? a civil serpent.

It’s no secret that I am not the biggest fan of snakes. The messed up part is, is that I’m scared of them biting me. However, snakes bites happen way faster than any mammal bite would, and it probably wouldn’t hurt as much. 522 more words


Welcome, Mud.

My goodness, Winter has certainly been having his way with us lately, hasn’t he? At my house, we got rounds of freezing rain and sleet, followed a day later by about a half inch of snow. 560 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Not an owl

The Tawny Frogmouth is often referred to as an owl because of their large owl-like eyes and nocturnal habits, plus they also eat insects and have soft feathers.  219 more words


Rescuing wildlife -- someone listens

Good news that I wish was disseminated more widely, because it would give us heart: The Obama administration has launched a tough plan for stopping traffickers in wildlife. 257 more words

Great Grey Owls

Since Valentines Day is this week, I thought that a pair of Great Grey owls necking would be apropos.

I took this shot while visiting the outdoor historical museum of Skansen, in Stockholm Sweden. 62 more words