A Day With Seahorses, Platypuses and Echidnas — My Wild Australia

I recently went out to a lovely spot called Beauty Point about 40 minutes drive from Launceston in Tasmania and visited Seahorse World and Platypus House. Seahorse World was quite interesting and had plenty of seahorses to watch and discover. There were a number of tanks full of baby seahorses. These were only a few […]

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Watching Devils At Tasmania Zoo — My Wild Australia

About a 25 minute scenic drive out of Launceston in Tasmania you will find Tasmania Zoo. The day I visited, it was a very cold winter’s morning, and most of the animals seemed to be hidden away sleeping and waiting out the cold. But there was plenty of action and entertainment from the six Tasmanian devils […]

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Cucarachero de Laguna/Black-capped Donacobius/Donacobius atricapilla — Un ave por día (695 especies hoy)

Nombre en español: Cucarachero de Laguna Nombre de ingles: Black-capped Donacobius Nombre científico: Donacobius atricapilla Familia: Donacobiidae Foto: Rodrigo Gaviria/Samuel Aristizábal Canto: Gabriel Leite El angú (Donacobius atricapilla),2​ también denominado cucarachero de laguna, calandria estero, ratona de capa negra y paraulata de agua,3​ es una especie de ave paseriforme que vive en los los humedales tropicales de América del Sur y Panamá. Es la única especie del género Donacobius y su ubicación […]

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Deadly skin trade may have prompted Nigeria’s Equine Influenza outbreak — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: HorseTalk Nigeria has declared an outbreak of Equine Influenza with more than 3000 equines infected, with reports from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) suggesting the outbreak is a symptom of the unregulated global movement and trading of donkeys for their skins. International animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary has warned of a potential disease […]

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BLM Stops Sterilization Experiments, But Returns Very Few Wild Horses and Burros to the Range — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

BLM Drops Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments, Plans to Return Very Few Horses & Burros to the Range Burns, Oregon (February 15, 2019)—Wild horse advocacy groups are hailing an announcement today by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to officially abandon any plans to use mares rounded up from Oregon’s Warm Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) […]

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Snow Day

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SHARK SHARK… well, okay, not a shark, it’s just Agnes the garden gargoyle, pretty much buried in the snow with just the tip of one wing protroding.  I bet she’s one ticked off and cold gargoyle 🙂

We received close to two feet of snow over an eighteen hour period yesterday and this morning.

Shovelling and blowing all that snow was arduous, but the landscape sure did look beautiful.

 

 

 

Starting Your Seeds Indoors This Winter — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Expert answers to your herb-growing questions. Q. This year I want to grow some of my herb plants from seeds. What are the steps to starting seeds over the winter? A. Seed starting is like baking bread- you need the right mix of ingredients, the right temperature, and viable yeast. In the case of seed starting, the […]

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