PLEASE KEEP ON THE GRASS! LIE DOWN! ROLL AROUND IN IT! FORGET ALL YOUR RESPONSIBILITES! — Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 400. Northern Flicker What do you call a Happy Cowboy? A Jolly Rancher Interesting Fact: Northern Flickers don’t act like typical woodpeckers. They mainly forage on the ground, sometimes among sparrows and blackbirds. When flushed, flickers often perch erect on thin horizontal branches rather than hitching up or around a tree trunk. Flickers […]

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Canadian Government Sued Over Transport of Horses for Meat — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by: Canadian Horse Defence Coalition “The law in regard to the live export of horses for slaughter is clear…” Last fall, the not-for-profit animal protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court. The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR) and […]

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Video of sharks interacting off Massachusetts coast is a first, scientists say — NBC News Top Stories

A short aerial video shows a smaller white shark approach a larger white shark before the two sharks spin in a circle then quickly go their separate ways

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf — The Well-Tended Perennial Garden — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills reviews the most recent edition of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques by Tracy DiSabato-Aust.

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5-Foot Gator Ends up in One of Chicago’s Most Popular Parks, Baffling Authorities — KTLA

It was a totally normal Tuesday in Chicago’s Humboldt Park until someone spotted an alligator lurking in the park’s lagoon. What started as a few eyebrow-raising photos turned into an intensive search as the Chicago Police Department and the city’s animal control raced to find the animal. Sure enough, gator business was afoot. The police…

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Efforts to Control Invasive Species in Parks Gain a Four-Footed Team Member — New York State Parks Blog

One sniff at a time, an energetic Labrador retriever named Dia is changing the way we combat invasive species in New York State Parks. Along with her handler Joshua Beese, this invasives-fighting team from the nonprofit New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is on the hunt for Scotch broom, a threat to the native ecosystems in […]

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Why do our tax dollars pay to chase wild horses to death? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Opinion by Jennifer Caudill as published on the Reno Gazette Journal Thousands of horses are chased violently by helicopters into captivity in already overcrowded corrals to await a fate that, even in 2019, could end in slaughter. .. Last August in Wyoming’s Red Desert, across approximately 700,000 acres of public land federally designated as a […]

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Hummingbird Week, photo 6 — Birds of New England.com

I’ll be venturing out of New England for a few days and don’t want the birds here to think I forgot about them so I’m instituting my own Hummingbird Week. Each day this week I’ll post a new or old photo of a ruby-throated hummingbird, the only hummer that occurs regularly in New England. There […]

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All About the Moose — Montana Rose Photography

Just a moose hanging in the water. It is not often that I just take a sit and hang out with the animals, but when I do it is because I stumble upon one. Of course, this guy I didn’t exactly stumble upon. I was driving back from hiking where I was indeed looking for […]

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