Category Archives: Nature

The Joys of Nature-ing

Birders have a bit of a reputation—we’re supposed to be focused on all things feathery. I know I amuse my friends and family when we’re enjoying a BBQ in someone’s backyard, or at the playground with the kiddos, and I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Let Heaven and Nature Sing _____ Belted Kingfisher, Ring-billed Gull, Gray Catbird  

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Ugly

Feast your eyes on the ugliest animals in the world 13 of the ugliest animals on the planet Top 10 Ugliest Animals The rhinoceros, naked mole-rat, and Marabou stork aren’t going to win any beauty contests. They consistently appear on … Continue reading

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Batty for Bats

When you take a “bucket list” trip, there are certain places you very much want to visit, sights you’re eager to see, and experiences you don’t want to miss. When we went to Australia last year—a destination that had been … Continue reading

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Poisonous Leaves

I was happily photographing wildflowers along the edge of a park in Ohio when our friend, a local, warned me, “Don’t touch that!” I looked down. That plant looked familiar—a sprawling, low-growing shrub with reddish stems and shiny green leaves, … Continue reading

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Happy Cats, Safe Birds

I love wild birds. And I love cats. I also adore little furry creatures (except when they’re pillaging my garden or raiding my bird feeders). How can an animal lover keep both the birds and the cats happy?

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The Real Bigfoot

  What has two big hind legs, two small front legs, a big tail, a pouch, jumps, and lives in Australia? I used to think the obvious answer to that was a kangaroo. Then I learned about wallabies. And wallaroos. … Continue reading

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