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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garden via Instagram

August 19th, 2020 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garden

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garden via Instagram

A regular visitor to the garden. He likes to splash in the birdbath like a small bird then sits on the edge and preens.

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipter Cooper) in my back garden today [Video] [Photos]

August 15th, 2020 Comments off

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garden

August 7th, 2020 Comments off

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garden

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) In The Garde

A regular visitor to the garden. He likes to splash in the birdbath like a small bird then sits on the edge and preens.

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Crow and Clouds via Instagram

June 3rd, 2020 Comments off

Crow and Clouds

Crow and Clouds via Instagram

The crows have been visiting the garden more as human activity has slowed elsewhere. This one joined me as I sat in the garden a few days ago.

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Fourth Edition (Revised)

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Western Junco Pair In The Garden via Instagram

May 31st, 2020 Comments off

Home School: Get Free Science Illustrations From the Biodiversity Heritage Library via Vitals

April 19th, 2020 Comments off
If you’re looking for a new wallpaper, a tattoo idea, or just an amazing time scrolling through illustrations from the past, the Biodiversity Heritage Library holds a treat for you. Its thousands of public domain images and digitized books are also educational, collecting observations of the natural world from seven centuries and across the globe.

Bee 🐝 on Lavender via Instagram

April 2nd, 2020 Comments off

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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 Comments off
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: 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.

Hummingbird outside my window

February 24th, 2020 Comments off