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Winged Wednesday – Owl-Rly?!

Barred Owl (Strix varia)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about owls here.


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Mammal Monday – “That’s One Fat Squirrel!”

American Beaver (Castor canadensis)Image from Wikimedia Commons My daughter and I were tagging monarch butterflies one Fall when she spotted what she thought was a squirrel. As we moved in for a closer look, we realized we were actually looking … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Spot the Spots of the Spotted Toad

Red-Spotted Toad (Anaxyrus punctatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the call of the Red-spotted Toad


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Winged Wednesday – Hawkeye

Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? The shriek of the red-tailed hawk is often heard in movies, TV shows, and commercials whenever the sound effect artist wants to convey the idea that someone is lost in … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Now THAT’S Big!

Paraceratherium – the largest known land mammal to ever existImages from Wikimedia Commons


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Winged Wednesday – Almost Paradise

Lesser Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea minor)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – “Seeing” Stars

Star-nosed Mole (Condylura cristata)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? Appropriate to its life largely underground, the star-nosed mole is essentially blind. However, thanks to the tentacled star, the mole has perhaps the best sense of touch of any mammal … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Glass On Glass

Plantation Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Winged Wednesday – Gold Rush

American Goldfinch Spinus tristisImage from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? American Goldfinches are the only finches that molt twice a year, replacing their golden plumage first in late winter and again in late summer. Each spring, the brightening yellow of … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Wrinkle-Faced Bat (Centurio senex)Image from Wikimedia Commons Here’s a South American bat that eats fruit but is not classified as a fruit bat. It’s strangely shaped skull and wrinkled face are thought to help it bite into tough fruits and … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Frogamander?

“Frogamander” (Gerobatrachus hottoni)Image from Wikimedia Commons “The Gerobatrachus fossil provides a much fuller understanding of the origin and evolution of modern amphibians. The skull, backbone and teeth of Gerobatrachus have a mixture of frog and salamander features–the fossil has two … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – How Much Wood Would A Wood Duck Duck…

Female and Male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – The “Single-Toothed Unicorn”

Mono-don (one tooth) mono-ceros (one horn)Image from Wikimedia Commons Abstract of The unicorn and the narwhal: a tale of the tooth. “From as far back as the early Roman era, detailed descriptions and artistic images of the unicorn have been … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Gold & Green

Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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