Look ma, no hands!

IMG_20190208_090844I often marvel at the dexterity and cleverness of squirrels, especially when seemingly defying gravity to raid bird feeders and suet logs.

This morning’s wicked winds and blinding snow didn’t stop this black squirrel from snacking on the suet log hung from the  clothesline.

 

Check out our February Edition! — THE ROOST

The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie: Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions! Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming. Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and […]

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Tawny Owls — The Wilden Marsh Blog

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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Mysteries of the Mighty Meadow Vole — Oakland County Blog

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Photo Credit: Phil Myers, Animal Diversity Web – http://animaldiversity.org WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Eastern coyotes loves meadow voles. So do red foxes. Our near blizzard-like conditions followed by sub-zero temperatures earlier this week did nothing to slow down their love affair with these tiny creatures that remain active all winter and thrive under a wintry […]

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Nature’s Wilder Side Almanac 2019 — Oakland County Blog

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 […]

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Gray Wolves in California Secure Protection Under the Endangered Species Act — TIME

(LOS ANGELES) — A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state’s Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock. The judge in San Diego ruled that California was right to list the wolves as endangered in 2014. A lawsuit…

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