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  • Do you know anything about the polecat? (Skunk)
    Do you know anything about the polecat? (Skunk)
    Skunks belong to the familyMephitidae,which means, "Bad Odor" in Latin. Recently skunks were considered members of the weasel family (Mustelidae.) There are two species of skunks in Missouri, the striped skunk and the Eastern spotted...
  • Taking Up Space in the Galaxy
    Taking Up Space in the Galaxy
    Passion is what drives us! Nothing else:before, after or in between. We are incapable of taking steps, uttering words or feeling emotion without some sort of deliberate passion driving us.And, what is passion but the desire to learn and experience...
  • How well do you know the Pine tree?
    How well do you know the Pine tree?
    These conifers are considered evergreen, which means that they keep their needles for at least two years. As the older needles fall, new ones are ready to grow in their place. Bristle cone pine trees keep their needles for at least 30 years.Pine...
  • Crows
    Mass murder of crows and pileated woodpeckers
    Looking from the balcony at the trees blowing in the breeze while the weather was inviting rain, a flock of crows flew in my direction. Then, I witnessed more of them flying in the distance that we also headed in my direction. The American crow...
  • The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve: a hidden paradise
    The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve: a hidden paradise
    The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is easy to miss, but well worth a visit if you are a nature enthusiast. It is somewhat hidden behind a water reclamation center and a few industrial freight yards off of Galleria Drive just past Boulder Highway...
  • Help save our home - exotic animal rescue in a race against time
    Help save our home - exotic animal rescue in a race against time
    Dozens of exotic animals in Orange County are in danger of losing their home.The In Harmony with Nature Animal Sanctuary is just northeast of Apopka-Vineland and Clarcona-Ocoee roads. But its landlord is losing the property to foreclosure, leaving...
  • Black Squirell
    Black squirrels of Arlington, Virginia
    I have heard different tales about squirrels in these parts. Notably, the black squirrels stand out among the gray and fox squirrels that are more reddish. I have seen more black squirrels than red ones these days, so maybe what was once common is...
  • Microburst
    Strange weather hits San Diego
    San Diego experienced some strange weather yesterday, September 16, 2014. Many areas of the county heated up quickly, reaching over 100 degrees in many areas east of the I-15 and around 90 around the coastal areas. While thunderstorms were...
  • South Korea on way to curb illegal fishing
    South Korea on way to curb illegal fishing
    Korean National Assembly has amended its fisheries law to help curb illegal fishing.According to Greenpeace East Asia oceans activist Jiehyun Park, the new provisions finally start addressing the problem of illegal fishing by South Korea’s...
  • Hiker walking through field
    This weekend in San Diego nature has walking and clean up events
    This weekend, September 19-21, 2014, has some big outdoors events. There will be something for everyone from hiking and bird watching to cleanup. The weather is expected to be more pleasant than it was last weekend with temperatures in the mid to...
  • Hot pink Shooting Star flowers
    Ground Stars (Shooting Star flowers)
    Dodecatheon meadiaare the Shooting star flowers scientific name they are part of the Primrose family.Shooting Stars is also called Pride-of-Ohio, Rooster heads, Sailor-caps, Mosquito Bill, Star Shower, Prairie Pointer, or the most common name of...
  • Insects, spiders and so much more in Panama's Rainforests
    Insects, spiders and so much more in Panama's Rainforests
    When people come to Panama they almost always want an experience in the rainforest. Most people book a tour through a hotel or travel agent and are guided on a tour through one of the National Parks. This is an excellent and safe way to see some...
  • Ballston Pond
    'Ballston Pond' blog renamed 'Natural Arlington'
    It was only a matter of time before the “Ballston Pond” blog broadened in name to keep pace with its expanding content. After all, there is more nature in Arlington than in just one pond. The Ballston Pond received special attention...
  • Autumn on the Prairie at Nachusa Grasslands
    Experience wild Illinois at Autumn on the Prairie
    What would it have been like to have lived in Illinois during the days of the prairie? Standing among the tall grasses and other native plants at Nachusa Grasslands, you can imagine what it would have been like to cross the prairie many years ago....
  • Legless Lizard
    Snake or Lizard? (Glass Lizard)
    Glass lizards are long, slender, and legless lizards! They have movable eyelids,external ear openings, and inflexible jaws. Sounds like a snake but they aren't!Glass lizards are named Glass Lizard because of their tail it will "shatter...