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The chase is on!

We’re still in the grips of winter with far below average temperatures.

While the February average is in the high 30’s here in Chicagoland, we’re still experiencing bone-chilling minus-zero air temperatures with wind chills in the -20’s. 285 more words

Bird Watching

Brrrr...I Need Me Some Hummingbird Fluff

So much for our early spring weather! Temps are back into the 30’s (temporarily, I hope) so all of us near the Gulf Coast can experience a modicum of winter before the spring/summer temps are regularly back in the 90’s (which they normally are). 335 more words


Rufous Hummingbird Hernando county 2/2/2015

We were so pleased to be invited to this private residence with delicious citrus trees all over the backyard.  Both rufous and ruby-throated hummingbirds were present and there were comfy chairs in which to sit and observe them as well as so many other species of “yard birds.” 13 more words

Fauna Friday: They Forgot the Words and They Also Forgot How to Get to Europe

Did you know that most species of plants and animals only live on one continent? When we’re young it seems like everyone, everywhere grows up with the same creatures we have in our own back yard. 341 more words

Fauna Friday

Day Twenty Three 30 Paintings in 30 Days

The mate to yesterday’s piece, “Fancy Flight – Female” watercolor 5″ x 7″ $50. Photo courtesy of Peter Levins on the great site Paint My Photo… 6 more words