Although many people believe this owl has exceptional night vision, its retina is no more sensitive than a human’s. The owls asymmetrically placed ears are key to its hunting by giving it excellent directional hearing. Its nocturnal habits and eerie, easily imitated call, have led to a mythical association of the tawny owl with bad…
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WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY JANUARY The first days of January signal a New Year of adventures along the trails, and in the parks and wildlands of Oakland County. Snowy Owls, the denizens of the Arctic tundra irrupt into Michigan most winters confirming the season of snow has arrived – even when it’s delayed. Snowy Owls […]
Greeted by warming rays of the morning sunlight a Pronghorn begins its’ day.
Of all the wild birds that grace our backyard feeders and chatter among the trees, none are as endearing as the Black-capped Chickadee. Friendly and gregarious, Chickadees make the winter’s chill a little less biting. My favourite songbird by far, I long to hear them extolling their trademark chickadee dee dee tune each and every time I enter their outdoor world.
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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Between the land and the sea what a place to be. Swallows flying free over Lake John near Walden, CO last summer.
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/ )