Hi all! Sorry I dropped off the planet for a while, I’ve been cramming in as much as possible before my time here comes to a close. Okay, so first things first before I tell you about three weekends ago: I’m going to get really nerdy about that snappy eyelash viper from my last post. […]
Terrapins carolina Article and photos by Linda Hagan, Maryland Master Naturalist Intern I think just about every one of us has come across a Eastern Box Turtle at some point in our lives. Maybe as a child your mom, dad, or grandparents introduced you to your first turtle out in the wild, and more than […]
This post is not about Dwayne Johnson, as the roc that I am discussing today is a gigantic flying bird found in legends from Arabia. They are also known in legends from parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. They usually look at least something like eagles or vultures, and they are nearly identical to the […]
Findings reveal that restoration of marsh vegetation is key to overall recovery Credit: © D. Johnson/VIMS. Nine years ago tomorrow–April 20, 2010–crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil spill in history. A long-term study suggests the oil […]
The lion hunts down its prey whenever hungry, a deer rushes down the waters to satisfy its thirst, the sharks and whales swim up the ocean at the very scent of blood, and these they do in pursuit of their desires having the Instinct that nothing happens unless you act. Have you seen a man […]
I have received a free e-copy of the book Kilted Sin by Tammy Andresen to review. Here is the book blurb. All’s fair in love and war. Now they just have to decide which this is… Laird William Sinclair is a good man. Like all his brothers he helps those around him, takes care of […]
Check out this list of 13 amazing animal encounters from around the world!
Loch Lomond NNR This week we had a day out on the Loch Lomond NNR islands for various reasons. It was a just breathtaking morning as we chugged out on the boat. Mirror calm to start with, a bit fresh but beautiful. One reason for the visit was that we needed to launch the boat […]
I just rescued a fish from a falcon. Not sure why I did it, although it was an instant reaction. My desk is near a sliding door to the backyard of our townhome, which opens onto a beautiful creek/pond with flowers and trees and lots of wildlife, including many large koi, turtles and ducks. This […]
Whether you’re a curious yogi, a seasoned teacher wanting to take your knowledge further, or a studio owner looking to start or improve your teacher training, you only need a quick Google search to swim in a sea of yoga teacher training offerings. Given the financial investment required for any training, choosing the right one […]
Written by Barney Buckley Email Address – firstname.lastname@example.org What are Bats Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (/kaɪˈrɒptərə/; from the Greek χείρ – cheir, “hand” and πτερόν – pteron, “wing”) whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, […]
1 A brief history of dogs 1. From what animal did the dog evolve from? 2. And what was the relationship between man and the pre-evolved dog? 3. Since about when did we adopt dogs? A. 30000 years ago B. 32000 years ago C. 33000 years ago D. 34000 years ago 4. What were the […]
Famously secretive, rails are usually heard rather than seen. But this is the time of year when you might spot one, and the best place to try is just a few miles from the lake.
Komodo National Park ain’t no zoo – Jurassic Park, maybe. There are no fences or enclosures separating the dragons from the tourists. Komodos feed on wild prey. The first dragons we encountered were just outside one of the park offices.