Tag Archives: animals and nature

canada geese on ice

It’s warm for the first of February, but the Other Pond at the Tick Park is still frozen solid enough to hold a gaggle of Canada geese.

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and so it begins

Here’s a welcome sight on the last day of January. A long way to go yet, but it’s a start.

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shopping center coyote

In local news:  One of the coyotes that live in the woods behind the new shopping center (I never exactly knew that there were coyotes living in the woods behind the new shopping center, but it doesn’t surprise me a … Continue reading

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dunk!

If you grew up in Cleveland, Ohio (as I did), and were a child who loved extinct animals in general and the local Museum of Natural History in particular (as I was), you know this guy.  He’s Cleveland’s most famous … Continue reading

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not this, but that

Another photograph from my holiday trip to Cleveland: this Metroparks refuse container is safe from one type of animal raider but not another. For what it’s worth, I think whoever picks the trash cans for the Metropark system is on … Continue reading

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pears, prickly and otherwise

In the produce department, a mixed display of red Bartlett pears and the fruit of the prickly pear cactus:

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free the giant internet salamander!

There is a giant salamander in China. It is 5 feet long, possibly 200 years old and is on the Internet.  While I am glad to be able to see this marvelous beast, and that scientists have been able to … Continue reading

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“a camel for christmas”

I wish I’d written the title of this post, but I didn’t.   It’s  actually the title of today’s post on one of my favorite blogs, Twilight Beasts. This blog is dedicated to the wonderful animals of the Pleistocene, and … Continue reading

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our 1,500th post is about a plant that might be okra

There’s always a question when the old post counter clicks up to a “extra special” number.  Do you make a big deal about it and post something, well, extra special, or do you treat it as just another day in … Continue reading

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three czech flies

Three matchbox labels from the former Czechoslovakia, all depicting that cheerful and beloved animal pal, the common house fly.  The third example suggests a more sinister motive: these labels may be tiny propoganda posters for a fly eradication program.  Only … Continue reading

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