I Been Feeling Puffy Lately! — Through Open Lens

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 200. Killdeer What do you call a belt with a watch on it? A waist of time. Interesting Fact: Killdeer nests are simple scrapes often placed on slight rises in their open habitats. Killdeer may make several scrapes not far away from each other before choosing one to lay in. The duplication […]

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T-Rex on sale for $3 million on eBay sparks outrage — NBC News Top Stories

A fossil of a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex that Alan Detrich listed on eBay just under $3 million.
A fossil of a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex that Alan Detrich listed on eBay just under $3 million.  Alan Detrich

The remains were found in a marsh in Hell Creek Formation in Montana in 2013, according to its owner.

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Birds of Georgetown: Woodpeckers — The Georgetown Metropolitan

This week on Birds of Georgetown, GM is exploring woodpeckers. Woodpeckers, for those not old enough to remember a certain famous cartoon, get their name from how they strike trees with their beak to find bugs to eat. Here in DC there are a few varieties you might see. (Although typically you hear them first!). […]

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Goodmooning! — Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 640. Garden Gnome One time a man was driving on the road when he got stopped by a gnome with red clothes. The gnome said” I’m a red gnome and I want a strawberry”. The man gave him a strawberry and went on his business. Later he got stopped by a gnome […]

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Death of Rare Yangtze Turtle in China Leaves Just 3 Remaining in the World — KTLA

The last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle has died in China, according to Chinese state media, potentially dooming the species to extinction. The female turtle, believed to be more than 90 years old, died on Saturday more than 24 hours after local staff, together with international experts, attempted to artificially inseminate her, local newspaper…

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