Black-capped Chickadees: Forest Warriors or Suburban Feeder Flirts? — Oakland County Blog

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WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Black-capped Chickadees are well adapted to life in the woodlands of Oakland County, and are equally comfortable living a suburban lifestyle. The secret of their success is adaptability and inquisitiveness, and during the cold months, a few tricks bestowed upon them through eons of evolution. Chickadees may be found in […]

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Galloping across the steppes — TwilightBeasts

Around 50 million years ago, long before the Epoch of the Twilight Beasts, a little mammal, Eohippus, scurried about in the forests of North America. This creature, about the size of an average dog, was the ancestor of the magnificent horse we know today. During this Period, called the Eocene, the environment and climate was […]

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Globe trotter — TwilightBeasts

Horses are one of Europe’s last big mammals. They shouldn’t really be here: they should have vanished a long time ago with most of the other large mammals from the Pleistocene. Europe once had herds of gigantic, hairy mammoths; solitary, shaggy woolly rhinoceros; deer with antlers wider than I am tall; and so many more. […]

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Evening Colours at the Wetlands — My Wild Australia

I recently went for an evening walk at Tamar Island Wetlands. It was such beautiful weather and a hot day was cooling down as the sun set, and as I neared the end of my walk, I was treated to some lovely colours in the sky. No two sunsets are the same, so I thought […]

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Judge blocks slaughter of horse named ‘Lady’ ensnared in roundup, but horse’s fate unknown — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal Residents of Nevada’s Palomino Valley who lost horses and burros during a multi-day roundup coordinated by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe filed suit in federal court Wednesday to order the animals returned. A horse named ‘Lady,’ thought to be ensnared during a roundup should be saved from slaughter, a […]

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Catching Some Rays And Then Making Some Waves! — Through Open Lens

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 100. California Sea Lion What do you call a seal in the desert? Lost. Interesting Fact: The California sea lion is a sleek animal, faster than any other sea lion or seal. These eared seals top out at speeds of some 25 miles (40 kilometers) an hour. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/california-sea-lion/ )

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