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Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) via Instagram

April 6th, 2020 No comments

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Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow)

Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) via Instagram

Part of the nightshade family but oh so pretty. The colors of the flowers change over time.

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Bee 🐝 on Lavender via Instagram

April 2nd, 2020 No comments

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Bee 🐝 on Lavender

Bee 🐝 on Lavender via Instagram

The lavender was covered with bees yesterday as the temperatures warmed up.

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Home School: Monarchs by the Millions: Welcome to Butterfly Forest via Great Big Story On YouTube [Video]

March 25th, 2020 No comments
The largest insect migration in the world ends each year in Michoacán, Mexico. Millions of monarch butterflies travel from the United States and Canada to pass the cold months in the towering trees of this beautiful forest. On their incredible journey, the butterflies travel around 2,800 miles.

Home School: Whale experts launch free, virtual marine biology camp to entertain and inform kids via GeekWire

March 22nd, 2020 Comments off

The scientists running Seattle-based Oceans Initiative more typically apply their marine mammal expertise to research on endangered orcas or conservation of white-sided dolphins in Washington’s Puget Sound.

But the upside-down world of the new coronavirus and the closure of their nearly 6-year-old daughter’s school inspired them this week to launch what they’ve dubbed their Virtual Marine Biology Camp.

Home School: Download 435 High Resolution Images from John J. Audubon’s The Birds of America via Open Culture

March 21st, 2020 Comments off
While we are all stuck at home, we might as well learn something. Check out these amazing Audubon bird painting then get outside yourself. — Douglas
 
 

In our experience, bird lovers fall into two general categories:

Keenly observant cataloguers like John James Audubon …

And those of us who cannot resist assigning anthropomorphic personalities and behaviors to the 435 stars of Audubon’s The Birds of America, a stunning collection of prints from life-size watercolors he produced between 1827 and 1838.

Our suspicions have little to do with biology, but rather, a certain zestiness of expression, an overemphatic beak, a droll gleam in the eye.

The Audubon Society’s newly redesigned website abounds with treasure for those in either camp:

  • Free high res downloads of all 435 plates.
  • Mp3s of each specimen’s call.
  • And vintage commentary that effectively splits the difference between science and the unintentionally humorous locutions of another age.

A Stunning Sky via Instagram

March 20th, 2020 Comments off

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A Stunning Sky

A Stunning Sky via Instagram

Captured During our anti-cabin-fever walk yesterday.

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White Camellia Flower via Instagram

March 15th, 2020 Comments off

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White Camellia Flower

White Camellia Flower via Instagram

At the local nursery last week.

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Bird and Butterfly Boxes Still Life via Instagram

March 5th, 2020 Comments off

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Bird and Butterfly Boxes Still Life

Bird and Butterfly Boxes Still Life via Instagram

Retired bird houses become an art piece in my garden.

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Brighten Your Home With These “Flower in Black and White” Pillows and More! [For Sale]

March 2nd, 2020 Comments off

Bird and Butterfly Boxes Still Life via Instagram

March 2nd, 2020 Comments off

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Bird and Butterfly Boxes Still Life

Bird and Butterfly Boxes Still Life via Instagram

Retired bird houses become an art piece in my garden.

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