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Creepy Birdwatchers?

Creepy Birdwatchers?

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

In 2016 there was a study in New Ideas in Psychology entitled On the Nature of Creepiness. An online survey of 1341 individuals asked what appearances and behaviors by others...
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Bread or Not

Bread or Not

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

Ever hear the myth about not throwing rice at weddings because the birds that eat the grains will blow up when the rice expands? That would come as a real surprise to rice...
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Home Sweet Habitat

Home Sweet Habitat

2 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

Some animals are amazing architects! Spiders weave webs, birds build nests, and beavers construct lodges and dams while also creating a habitat for many other animals. So let's...
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Kookaburra

Kookaburra

2 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

In 1938, the feature film Tarzan and the Green Goddess contained a call from the Laughing Kookaburra even though Tarzan's adventures occurred in Africa where there are no...
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Birds and Smoke

Birds and Smoke

4 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

There was a recent report of hundreds of thousands of birds found dead in New Mexico. Biologists figure it has something to do with the wildfires that are plaguing the western...
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Leaf it Be

Leaf it Be

4 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

I was sitting on my garden bench the other day and watched a small flock of Lesser Goldfinches land on my sunflower plants and peck at the leaves. What they were eating I...
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5 Ways Itch Balm Helps Senior Dogs Cope With Skin Problems

5 Ways Itch Balm Helps Senior Dogs Cope With Skin Problems

5 monthes ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   2 articles

Senior dogs often struggle with dry, itchy skin. In addition to external agents like insects and allergens, aging skin loses moisture and elasticity, leaving it vulnerable to...
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A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

6 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

I often feel the need to remind my readers in this forum that I am neither a biologist nor a photographer. I am a birder, who began photographing birds as an identification...
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Flower Power!

Flower Power!

6 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

Summer in Minnesota is the perfect time to enjoy all of the beauty that nature provides us. Native Minnesota prairie flowers are on full display flowering in gardens, sides of...
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Sounds of Nature

Sounds of Nature

7 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

There is quite literally music in the air and all it takes is a moment of pause to take it all in! The sounds of nature have inspired many composers and songwriters over the...
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A day trip to Derby

A day trip to Derby

Last Sunday it was a dull, cool morning when we awoke and we decided to do a day trip to Derby. It gave us a chance to hopefully add a few new birds to our 2021 bird list and... Read more ...

I Adopted A Dog To Feel Less Alone During COVID-19. He Ended Up Changing My Life

I Adopted A Dog To Feel Less Alone During COVID-19. He Ended Up Changing My Life

"Beau needed me to feed him, exercise him, train him ― and, above all, love him. My days no longer felt empty, but had purpose." Read more ...

Sunday morning walkabout with Brittany and the cats of Big Cat Rescue!

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