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Taking a short break

October 17, 2017 - Dear Friends, due to all too foreseen circumstances, I'm going to have to take a short break from this blogging endeavor...
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Yet more mimicry

October 16, 2017 - This has been, so far... and I'm pretty sure this summation will prove true for the rest of 2017... an off year for odon...
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Contemplating robbery

October 15, 2017 - When I spotted what I figured was one of the vast collection of predatory insects known as Robber Flies on a Hydrangea l...
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On the move

October 14, 2017 - While it's been quite cool in the mornings, the afternoons have warmed up nicely, and I'm hardly the only organism takin...
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Fear not, paraskevidekatriaphobia

October 13, 2017 - I'm not particularly superstitious, so I, this Friday the 13th, I did not give in to that special fear of that date on t...
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Critter collection

October 12, 2017 - Today was a field day with one of my favorite groups: the sixth-grade biology classes of Kristi Williams, who teaches li...
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On guard

October 11, 2017 - Usually, snakes, particularly young ones, are forever on the move, but this small Garter Snake, which I noticed a week a...
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Living horsehairs

October 10, 2017 - One of the great joys of autumn rain, besides an easing of my anxiety about running out of well-gleaned drinking water,...
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Sociable climber

October 09, 2017 - Rather in answer to my prayers—a new drought has taken hold—the day and night remained damp and dank and we've been bles...
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A touch of fall color

October 08, 2017 - It was a dreary day, with more than a spattering of actual rain and something close to chilly fog. It wasn't the best wa...
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Curious visitor

October 07, 2017 - While Praying Mantises are reasonably common, they're also exceedingly furtive, so any sighting is an event. Typically,...
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Podcast

October 06, 2017 - Aphids often get a bad rap. These minute insects are now considered to be members of the Bug family Hemiptera—when I was...
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Still on the move

October 05, 2017 - As is the pattern, right after I dropped off all the refuse at the town dump... OK, the Transfer Station—and, as usual,...
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Snake in the... hydrangeas

October 04, 2017 - I didn't really have much time to trek today, but, on a writing break this afternoon, I at least made a circuit of the y...
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Meadowhawk redux

October 03, 2017 - For reasons I can't begin to fathom, from global warming to the election of Donald Trump, it has been a strangely off ye...
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Bringing in the sheaves, sort of

October 02, 2017 - With plenty of dry air—sad to say, so much dryness that we're back into the drought—the bottomland corn was ready for ha...
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Resting place

October 01, 2017 - The Canada Geese hunters, whose guns boomed through the newly harvested corn fields yesterday, were quiet today, as the...
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