Edgar and Flicker — Into the Light Adventures

Edgar and Flicker, those sound like names of horses, but alas they are two birds who visit my backyard. My sister was here visiting a few weeks ago and The Raven came to say hello. I told her his name is Chuck, but she said he is definitely an Edgar, you know, Edgar Allan Poe.…Edgar and … Continue reading Edgar and Flicker — Into the Light Adventures

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Once again I emit my call for readers’ wildlife (or street) photos, as I’m getting a bit nervous when the tank runs low. Today we have lovely plant photos (milkweed) from reader Christopher McLaughlin. His IDs and notes are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them. I am answering your call…Readers’ wildlife … Continue reading Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video) — Why Evolution Is True

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hjIdqx-Tr_8?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent Send in your photos, please. Today’s selection comes from Rachel Sperling, whose notes and IDs are indented. Click on the photos to enlarge them. Apart from the video, these were all taken in Connecticut and the New York section of the Appalachian Trail, which I’m hiking with a friend. A pair of mute swans (Cygnus…Readers’ … Continue reading Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video) — Why Evolution Is True

Flowers Evoke All Our Senses — Into the Light Adventures

Flowers Evoke All Our Senses, sight, smell and touch to name a few. My driveway becomes a wild flower garden every year and by July the fragrance is enough to make one stand still in awe of what comes forth from this earth. Butterflies and small critters everywhere, as if one is walking through a…Flowers Evoke … Continue reading Flowers Evoke All Our Senses — Into the Light Adventures

Badlands National Park – American Bison Part 1 — Photos by Donna

. It was super-rewarding that we were able to take the unpaved Sage Creek Rim Road off of the Badlands NP scenic loop.  That is where the park states the best wildlife sightings could be found, including the American bison.  You could stop anywhere along this road; in fact, several times we had to stop […]Badlands … Continue reading Badlands National Park – American Bison Part 1 — Photos by Donna

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Again I beseech thee to send in thy photos. Thanks! Today’s photos are from reader Dave, who notes that he has a new monthly edition of photos at this site. His captions are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them. Skyward: Northern harrier (Circus hudsonius): Juvenile European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris): Fractal:…Readers’ wildlife … Continue reading Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

♬ Colapesce, DiMartino – Musica leggerissima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7NjUxGMv7Y TESTO (Lyric) Se fosse un’orchestra a parlare per noiSarebbe più facile cantarsi un addioDiventare adulti sarebbe un crescendoDi violini e guaiI tamburi annunciano un temporaleIl maestro è andato viaMetti un po’ di musica leggeraPerché ho voglia di nienteAnzi leggerissimaParole senza misteroAllegre ma non troppoMetti un po’ di musica leggeraNel silenzio assordantePer non cadere dentro … Continue reading ♬ Colapesce, DiMartino – Musica leggerissima

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Today biologist John Avise concludes his series of America’s state birds. John’s IDs and descriptions are indented, and you can enlarge his photos by clicking on them. State Birds, Part 3 In addition to designating an official State Bird (see posts for the past two Sundays), the legislatures of some States have also chosen official…Readers’ wildlife … Continue reading Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Badlands National Park – Birds — Photos by Donna

. Our primary purpose was to drive and enjoy the Badlands National Park’s scenic loop with stops at all twelve overlook points for photos, and hopefully be able to transverse the unpaved Sage Creek Rim Road side road.  There were also several trailheads, but we opted to stop at only a couple of the shorter […]Badlands … Continue reading Badlands National Park – Birds — Photos by Donna

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Do I have to stand on my head to get people to submit photos. In less than a week, sans help from reader/photographers, this feature will disappear. But perhaps people wouldn’t mind.  If you want it to continue, do send in your good wildlife/street/travel photos. Thanks! Today’s photos come from reader Bob Fritz, whose captions…Readers’ wildlife … Continue reading Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True