Saturday Surprise — 2020 Wildlife Photographer Awards! — Filosofa’s Word

I thought I might struggle to find a fun thing for Saturday Surprise this week, but then … I discovered that this week the 2020 Wildlife Photographer winners were announced on October 13th, and I knew I couldn’t pass that one up!  The photos are always so great.  This is the 56th year for the […] Saturday Surprise — 2020 Wildlife Photographer Awards! — Filosofa’s Word Advertisements Continue reading Saturday Surprise — 2020 Wildlife Photographer Awards! — Filosofa’s Word

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Raccoons: Masked Bandits of Oakland County — Oakland County Blog

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY October brings falling leaves, ripening pumpkins, and roving raccoons. Raccoons are among the most widespread mammals of Michigan, and have adapted extremely well to life in Oakland County. These clever creatures can be found everywhere, from our farmlands and wildlands, to the city streets and suburbs of Rochester, Southfield, and […] Raccoons: Masked Bandits of Oakland County — Oakland County Blog Continue reading Raccoons: Masked Bandits of Oakland County — Oakland County Blog

Browntail Moths and the Will to Garden — Wendy Floral

Browntail moth – note the tail! My post about Lyme Disease – especially my forgetting to freak out about it, thanks to worrying about Covid – prompted this email from reader Lorraine Streat in Maine. Hello Susan, I read your great article regarding deer ticks and Lyme Disease. In Maine, we gardeners battle deer ticks, […] Browntail Moths and the Will to Garden — Wendy Floral Continue reading Browntail Moths and the Will to Garden — Wendy Floral

“Animals measure time with Before Dodo Extinction and After Dodo Extinction” — Platypus News

News from the Natural World: Animals measure of time has finally been uncovered by humans for the first time ever. “Animals measure time with Before Dodo Extinction and After Dodo Extinction” — Platypus News Continue reading “Animals measure time with Before Dodo Extinction and After Dodo Extinction” — Platypus News

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #118 – Communication — Cee’s Photo Challenges

Here is my entry into guest host Anne from Horse Addict Blog (owner of Biasini the horse) of Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge with the topic of Communication. Yesterday, Chris and I drove down to Wildlife Safari (about 150 miles south of Canby) located in Winston, Oregon. We saw animals in communication with each as […] Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #118 – Communication — Cee’s Photo Challenges Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #118 – Communication — Cee’s Photo Challenges

Flower of the Day 10OCT20 ~ Coneflower — Lady of the Homestead

I didn’t realize until yesterday that my coneflower plant that I thought was finished had a bunch of new buds and flowers. This post is inspired by Cee’s Flower of the Day ~ FOTD Enjoy the Day, Ada~Grace Flower of the Day 10OCT20 ~ Coneflower — Lady of the Homestead Continue reading Flower of the Day 10OCT20 ~ Coneflower — Lady of the Homestead

Columbia Bridge – Columbia, New Hampshire and Lemington, Vermont — Milford Street

My plan was to photograph this bridge first and then make my way north taking pictures of other bridges as I went.  As you can see from the photo above, when I reached this bridge, the area was still very much covered in a thick fog.  I took a few photos and then drove up […] Columbia Bridge – Columbia, New Hampshire and Lemington, Vermont — Milford Street Continue reading Columbia Bridge – Columbia, New Hampshire and Lemington, Vermont — Milford Street

Slender Spreadwings in October — Mike Powell

I was excited to spot several female Slender Spreadwing damselflies (Lestes rectangularis) during a visit to Huntley Meadows Park this past Thursday. As damselflies go, Slender Spreadwings are quite large, up to 2 inches (51 mm) in length, and are very striking in appearance. Normally spreadwings, as their name indicates, perch with their wings outstretched, […] Slender Spreadwings in October — Mike Powell Continue reading Slender Spreadwings in October — Mike Powell

Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity — Tuesday’s Horse

MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and other heavy beasts now munch […] Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity — Tuesday’s Horse Continue reading Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity — Tuesday’s Horse

Preying on Migrants! — 365 Days of Birds

Today is World Bird Migratory Bird Day! On the organization web site it states: “Birds Connect our World”. Migration is a long and dangerous trip for birds. Just the sheer distances flown is physically demanding, and food (suitable habitat) is not always easily available. If that were not enough of a problem, predators lurk in […] Preying on Migrants! — 365 Days of Birds Continue reading Preying on Migrants! — 365 Days of Birds