wildlife

A Little Night Music

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in spring, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

A Little Night Music

Usually the frog chorus starts up in April, but this cold spring it was May before they really got tuned up. Now the frogs are busily making up for lost time.

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Mosher Marsh

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Unmowed Blog, wildlife, winter | 0 comments

Mosher Marsh

The tracks in the snow tell the story. Mosher Marsh, a Mohawk/Hudson Land Conservancy preserve in Amsterdam NY, is a rich habitat for many species of wildlife.

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Giant Tortoise: Poetry in Motion

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Ran into this lovely lady in the Philadelphia Zoo. She’s the oldest animal in zoo, but you’d never guess it—she’s very well preserved. Almost a hundred years young. She lived on an island in the Galapagos until 1928. When she was born—or, rather, hatched—is not known.

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Gorilla: A Day at the Zoo

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Gorilla: A Day at the Zoo

Why I love a good zoo.

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Katydids: The Nightly Debate

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in insects, night, summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Katydids: The Nightly Debate

Katydids are calling in endless argument: katy-did, katy-didn’t. Many voices raised in eternal disagreement. Sort of like Congress.

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Why Hummingbird Feeders Are a Terrible Idea

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in birds, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Why Hummingbird Feeders Are a Terrible Idea

If you’re going to feed hummingbirds, think carefully about what food you’re offering to these tiny, fragile bodies.

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