Limpets and Chitons and Crabs – And More (a lot more)!

I never fail to be overwhelmed at the incredible explosion of life energy generated by our planet earth. Astrophysicists, NASA scientists, and journalists get ecstatic at the slightest hint of the merest resemblance of life on other planets while here at their very feet is a daily and astounding eruption of life. To get a […]

Angry Heron

In a Toad’s Eye / Reptiles and Amphibians of Afghanistan

Angry Heron

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Pic of the day. This heron got a little upset with the sea gulls crowding the beach.

 

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Wildlife News

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Quick Guide to Common Western Wasps

In a Toad’s Eye Reptiles / Amphibians of Afghanistan Paper Wasp, Polistes aruifer

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Bald Faced Hornet, Dolichovespula maculata

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Western Yellow Jacket, Vespula penslyvanica

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Animal Books You Will Enjoy

In a Toad’s Eye This one is fiction but fiction based in truth. A series of short stories each based on an actual event with an animal or animals as the inspiring muse. I like to call it the confluence of Wild Kingdom and the Twilight Zone with a generous dose of humor. Available in […]

My Favorite Millipede

Roly Poly

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Oregon Millipede

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Andrognathidae Millipede

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Red Millipede

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Yellow Spotted Millipede1

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Yellow Spotted Millipede2

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Crow Fight

Crow Fly In

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Crows Eating

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Crow Confrontation

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Crow Fight!

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The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Every now and then, every rare now and then you have the fortune to read a book that significantly transforms the way you view the world. Such is the case with The Hidden Life of Trees. Wohlleben, a German forester, once viewed these plentiful organisms much like you and I – beautiful to look at […]

A Visit to MT Rainier National Park

Caddis Fly Larvae

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Tailed Frog

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Pica

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Hoary Marmot

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Mountain Goat

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MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day Salute

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