The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.

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Wildlife of JBLM and Camp Murray

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Black Fox of San Juan Island

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The Reptile Zoo is Open!

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“Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall

“Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall book review by John M. Regan The book is flat out tremendous! Beyond the exceptionally unique topic of racing with donkeys this fascinating non fiction work includes a variety of inspiring stories about human victories over personal tragedies. Written with a great sense of humor and […]

Water Striders and Daddy Longlegs – Fascinating Arthropods

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White Marked Tussok Moth

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Hidden Wildlife for the Kiddos!

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Wildlife for WA National Guard Children!

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Golden Crowned Sparrow

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height: 100%;
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position: absolute;
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left: 3px;
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/* cursor: pointer;*/
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position: relative;
top: 0;
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}

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display: none;
position: absolute;
background: #333;
background: rgba(75, 75, 75, 0.7);
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
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margin: 1% 0;
padding: 0;
list-style: none;
list-style-type: none !important;

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cursor: pointer;
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margin: 0;
padding: 0;
overflow: hidden;
padding-top: 5px;
}

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

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top: 0px !important;
width: 100% !important;
margin: 0px !important;
}

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

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margin-top: 15px;
margin-top: 15px;
}

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background-position: 0 -31px !important;
}

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

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

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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;
}

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.rwd-share-buttons {
top: -25px !important;
}

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

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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 */

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color: #fff;
}

/* view 2 */
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color: #333;
}

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

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.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 */
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color: #fff;
}

Golden Crowned Sparrow1
Zonotrichia artricapilla photographed by John M. Regan near American Lake, JBLM

Golden Crowned Sparrow2
Zonotrichia artricapilla photographed by John M. Regan near American Lake, JBLM

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Just in case you’re wondering how they got that name. Beyond the obvious, though, the sun has to hit their noggin just right to get a good look at that gold patch, not to mention a photograph. Their trademark is sported by both female and male of the species.