October 2005

Time to catch you up on my reading. Topping the list is The Tapir’s Morning Bath by Elizabeth Royte. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it also gave me some serious food for thought on the direction of my own…

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Hurricane Wilma, a slow-moving category 4 storm, is currently spinning over Cozumel Island off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is expected to remain there for the next 24 to 36 hours. At this point, we are all familiar with the damage…

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Any day now, American Tree Sparrows (Spizella arborea) will arrive to spend the winter. They share honors with Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Ring-necked Ducks in being comically misnamed. American Tree Sparrows (tree sparrows for short, although they should not be confused…

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I’m not easily grossed out, but I figure that it’s probably best if human waste is not discussed on public blogs, at least those that are not dedicated to some sort of medical topic. And for sure photographs of human…

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Large aggregations of insects — a crop of periodical cicadas, overwhelming hatches of mayflies, or the sudden synchronous appearance of many colonies of winged ants — are most often a summertime phenomena. But fall can be an excellent time to…

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sunday times: duck stamps

October 2, 2005

in Birds

Soon waterfowl will begin streaming through the Great Lakes region. Some will be migrants, some will stay the winter. And some will be shot by hunters. This last fact is good news for all of us. Each of those hunters…

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