#OTD in 1846 – Cork Examiner reports death by starvation. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

‘A Coroners inquest was held on the lands of Redwood, in the Parish of Lorha, on yesterday, the 24th, on the body of Daniel Hayes, who for several days subsisted almost on the refuse of vegetables, and went out on Friday morning in quest of something in the shape of food, but he had not…

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One last look — nature has no boss

This year Chippy was a constant companion around the yard. Darting back and forth and to and fro collecting morsels to munch on and them finding the perfect perch to munch them on. We don’t see much of this guy as the temperatures cool and the flakes begin to fly so one last look was […]

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But Officer, I’ve Never Been Able To Walk A Straight Line. — Through Open Lens

F/5.6, 1/280, ISO 500. Atlantic Ghost Crab Why is there only one Yogi Bear? Because when they tried to make another one, they made a Boo-Boo. Interesting Fact: Crabs of this species usually engage in a combat that is non-contact. The combat style is more ritualistic in style and ends in contact in very rare […]

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Rare Albino Hedgehog Found in Riverside Backyard — KTLA

Nic, a rare albino hedgehog found in a Riverside backyard, has found a home. Riverside County Department of Animal Services officers found the furry little critter on Sept. 13 and took it into their care. Hedgehogs are illegal in California so Nic stayed with the county until this week. Spokesman John Welsh says the hedgehog was turned…

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Border Wall Could Destroy Wildlife Habitat at National Monument in Southern Arizona, Sierra Club Says — KTLA

There are four endangered species found in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a 515-square-mile federal natural reserve in southwest Arizona, which is marked by 200-year-old majestic saguaro cacti. This part of the Sonoran desert is vast and desolate – and it’s an area where the National Park Service is trying to promote the growth of…

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