IDENTIFYING SNAKES AND LIZARDS

IDENTIFYING SNAKES AND LIZARDS – The Basics /*===== general options =========*/ a { box-shadow: none !important; } .view *, .album_categories *, .album_back_button *, #album_disabled_layer { font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, Sylfaen !important; } #album_disabled_layer { display: none; position: absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%; text-align: center; background-color: transparent; z-index: 10; padding-top: 20px; color: #fff; } #album_list_container { […]

Polyphemus Moth

Named after the one eyed giant in Greek mythology the Polyphemus Moth is just about the most beautiful moth in our area. They range from here into the Midwest and likely beyond. They spread those four inch plus wings to reveal not just one eye but four; often enough to startle a would be predator. […]

Camp Murray Honey Bees

I was strolling along a walkway/running track in Camp Murray, Washington a while ago and noticed a very hard not to notice warning about a bee hive. Naturally I was prompted to take a closer look. It was a hive of honey bees, and a fairly new one judging by the furious activity going on. […]

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

How does an incredibly pleasant afternoon where you can see the ocean, the ocean floor, a forest trail with pond life, a huge array of bird life, plus animals from muskrats to reptiles sound? Make it a very exciting walk for kids yet an easy one for the elderly members of the family. There’s a […]

ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD

When we think of hummingbirds we think of flowers, spring, summer, sunshine, and warm weather. But here in the Northwest we have a unique species of hummingbird that breaks the rules. Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna, is found up and down the West coast into British Columbia. Oh they love the warm weather alright and you’ll […]

Northwest Wildlife News

There have been some interesting incidents going on concerning our wild friends recently in the Northwest, and not all good news, either: Wildlife Samaritans Rescue a Moose Mountain Lion Attacks Huge Elk Herd Falls Through Ice With Fatal Results Illegal “Hunters” Kill 20 Geese […]

Aquarium of Boise

The other day I read and posted an article about the problems the Aquarium of Boise was having with its roof. Despite several visits to Boise I had never heard of the aquarium before. Last week during a snowy afternoon I decided to fix this oversight and I was very pleasantly surprised. Below is my […]

Pacific Fisher Comeback

Read this very good news story here: Pacific Fisher Comeback in Washington State

 

Here’s a little guy I photographed at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Not the same fisher species in the story but fairly hard to tell apart. Hard to tell apart from a mink at first glance, too. But minks are […]

Boise Aquarium Roof May be a Big Problem

According to this story the Boise Aquarium could be facing an eviction notice over an inadequate roof: Boise Aquarium Roof Damage

Here’s the link to the aquarium. I have never visited there but I’ll try to pay a visit soon and report back. Seems like an exceptionally interesting facility. I hope this turns out alright […]

Northwest Color

Sure, we’re known as the Evergreen State. And with good reason; we’ve got gobs of green over here pretty much year round near the coast. But we can boast our own contribution to the world of fall color too. Maple trees and our year round resident Anna’s hummingbird help to brighten things up. /*===== general options =========*/
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font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, Sylfaen !important;
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width: 100%;
height: 100%;
text-align: center;
background-color: transparent;
z-index: 10;
padding-top: 20px;
color: #fff;
}

#album_list_container {
position: relative;
}

/* ====================== album onhover styles ==========================*/

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left: 3px;
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-moz-border-radius: 3px;
border-radius: 3px;
padding: 3px 5px;

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/*1*/

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/* */

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/*2*/
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filter: grayscale(0) blur(0);
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transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}

.view-second:hover img {
-webkit-filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
}

/*3*/

.view-third img {
transform: scaleY(1);
transition: all .7s ease-in-out;
}

.view-third a.info {
opacity: 0;
transform: scale(0);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
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transform: scale(10);
opacity: 0;
}

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opacity: 1;
}

.view-third:hover h2,
.view-third:hover p,
.view-third:hover a.info {
transform: scale(1);
opacity: 1;
}

/* ==== view 4 ===*/

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overflow: hidden;
position: relative !important;
height: 100%;
/* cursor: pointer;*/
}

.view-forth img {
max-width: 100%;
position: relative;
top: 0;
-webkit-transition: all 600ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
transition: all 600ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
}

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position: absolute;
width: 100%;
/* height: 70px;*/
/* bottom: -70px;*/
height: 50%;
bottom: -50%;
-webkit-transition: all 300ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
transition: all 300ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
top: inherit;
}

.view-forth:hover .mask {
bottom: 0;
}

.view-forth:hover img {
top: -30px;
}

/*== view 5 ==*/

.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper,
.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper img {
display: block;
position: relative;
}

.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper {
overflow: hidden;
height: 100%;
}

.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper .mask {
display: none;
position: absolute;
background: #333;
background: rgba(75, 75, 75, 0.7);
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
}

/* ====================== album category styles ==========================*/

#filters {
margin: 1% 0;
padding: 0;
list-style: none;
list-style-type: none !important;

}

#filters li {
float: left;
list-style-type: none !important;
}

#filters li:first-child span {
margin-left: 0px;
}

#filters li span {
display: block;
text-decoration: none;
cursor: pointer;
}

.album_categories {
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
overflow: hidden;
padding-top: 5px;
}

/*========= sharing buttons ============*/

.album_socials {
position: relative;
top: 3px;
width: 100px;
height: 28px;
margin: 0 auto;
}

.album_socials .rwd-share-buttons {
top: 0px !important;
width: 100% !important;
margin: 0px !important;
}

.album_socials a {
text-decoration: underline !important;
}

.gallery_images, .album_image_place {
margin-top: 15px;
margin-top: 15px;
}

#rwd-share-facebook:hover {
background-position: 0 -31px !important;
}

#rwd-share-twitter:hover {
background-position: -31px 32px !important;
}

#rwd-share-googleplus:hover {
background-position: -66px -31px !important;
}

.rwd-share-buttons li, .rwd-share-buttons li a {
width: 26px !important;
border: 0px !important;
}

.rwd-share-buttons {
top: 0 !important;
}

.img_link_btn {
position: absolute;
z-index: 99999;
bottom: 0;
left: 0;
right: 0;
width: 100%;
padding: 8px;
}

.rwd-title {
padding: 10px 0px !important;
}

@media only screen and (max-width: 475px) {
.rwd-share-buttons {
top: -25px !important;
}

.rwd-title-text {
line-height: 15px;
}
}

/*========= hover style ===========*/

#hover {
color: rgba(188, 175, 204, 0.9);
}

h2#testimonials {
color: #fffae3;
}

div#all {
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
}

.view img {
height: auto;
}

.view {
color: #fff;
margin: 0 10px 10px 0;
overflow: hidden;
position: relative;
text-align: center;
float: left;
cursor: default;
border: 1px solid #ccc;
}

.view-wrapper {
height: 100%;
}

.view img {
display: block;
position: relative;
transition: all 0.2s linear;
height: 100%;
width: auto;
max-width: 100%;
margin: 0 auto;
}

.mask-text h2 {
font-size: 20px !important;
margin-top: 20px !important;
}

/* view 1 */

.view-first .text-category, .view-first .mask-text h2, .view-first .mask-text p {
color: #fff;
}

/* view 2 */
.view-second .text-category, .view-second .mask-text h2, .view-second p {
color: #333;
}

.view-second .mask-text h2 {
border-bottom: 1px solid #333;
}

/* view 3*/
.view-third .mask {
background-color: #ccc;
transition: all 0.5s linear;
opacity: 0;
color: #333;
}

.view-third h2 {
border-bottom: 1px solid #333;
background: transparent;
margin: 20px 40px 0px 40px;
transform: scale(0);
color: #333;
transition: all 0.5s linear;
opacity: 0;
}

.view-third p {
color: #333;
opacity: 0;
transform: scale(0);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
}

.view-third .text-category {
color: #333;
}

/* view 4 */

.view-forth .mask-bg {
background: #333;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
}

.view-forth .mask-text {
color: #fff;
position: relative;
z-index: 500;
padding: 5px 8px;
}

.view-forth .mask-text h2 {
margin: 0px;
font-size: 13px;
padding: 2px;
color: #fff;
}

.view-forth .mask-text h2:hover {
cursor: pointer;
}

.view-forth .text-category {
display: block;
font-size: 15px;
color: #fff;
}

.view-forth p {
color: #fff;
}

/* view 5 */
.view-fifth .text-category, .view-fifth .text-category *, .view-fifth .mask-text h2, .view-fifth .mask-text p {
color: #fff;
}

Red Maple
Red Maple

Anna’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird

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