Archive for December, 2014

November 28, 2014 – Jasper’s Fifth Birthday

Today’s PHOTOS and VIDEOS.

Notes for today: Today is Jasper’s 5th birthday. A special treat for everyone but him was the reappearance of an Eastern Screech Owl, red morph, in the long-time nest about the curved bench opposite Post0502.

Link of the day: Here’s What It really Looks Like When Birds Attack

Book of the day: The Complete Book of North American Owls

Weather: today

Video of the day:

May 26, 2014 – When Ticks Come Home With Us

Today’s PHOTOS and VIDEOS.

Notes for today: Tick crawls across the computer screen while uploading and tagging today’s photos and videos. It got the kitchen stove solution.

Link of the day: We thought trees and fungi were socialist, but they’re actually capitalist.

Book of the day: Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich “From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.”

Weather: May 26, 2014

Video of the day:

January 14, 2005

39 degrees, but as high as 65 during the morning part of the day. Rain has sent the snow wherever melted snow goes. Oh, actually you can see some of that melted snow running downhill in today’s pictures. About 9 people today, with an equal number of dogs, one biker. Cassady got the short trip at Fresh Pond–along the hillside behind the athletic field. I don’t know why some of the pictures came out black.