Photos of the Week – July 31 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

This week, I spent a lot of time at home with the kids. As a result, I wasn’t out in the field with my camera much and I’m dipping into my files for this week’s featured photos. I’m incredibly fortunate to have regular access to the two bison herds at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley […]…

Acorn Woodpecker — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. There are some species that cause me to smile when I see them. One of these certainly is the Acorn Woodpecker. These birds are so lively, so engaging, that their presence ought to lighten anyone’s mood. Acorn […]…

Meet the Model – Harry the Harvest Mouse — Wildonline.blog

Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus Most people think of the harvest mouse as the tiny red-brown animal clinging to a ripe ear of wheat, however you are just as likely to find the mouse in a reed bed or clump of cocksfoot grass in an arable field margin. The harvest mouse is the smallest rodent […] Meet…

Meet the Model – Oscar the Otter — Wildonline.blog

Say hello to Oscar the Otter ( Lutra lutra ) The Otter is Britain’s largest member of the Weasel Family , leading an amphibious lifestyle in our rivers, lakes and river estuaries. By the 1960s they were on the verge of extinction due to river pollution, habitat loss and hunting. Now with legal protection, cleaner […]…

Crested Caracaras — Almost Ready — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. We took advantage of our discovery of a nest of Crested Caracaras (based on tips that I received from others) by returning to the site several times. I was able to chronicle the development of the three […]…