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Delight for a wildlife fan

A rare treat — a fabulous Giant Stag Beetle (Lucanus elaphus). My fingertips for scale. Incredible!!! Saw this one at a city greenway last week. The huge jaws are only on males, they fight for females just like male elk,

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The dissenter

Why did this beautiful Black-eyed Susan have red on it while all the others were yellow? I came across them yesterday in a city greenway. These are native plants, growing wild.

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Not there yet

  Saw this lovely little bug plodding patiently along a wall at a local park last week.  She inspired me! She’s a wingless nymph (sub-adult) in the family Reduviidae.  

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Accelerates faster than any other animal in the world

Saw this beautiful big click beetle on the deck a couple of days ago, about an inch long.  If clicked away after one picture, disappearing into the brush. The two black spots are fake eyes that startle birds and other

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Mama at the end of her rope — Great Blue Herons on the nest

I saw this family of Great Blue Herons yesterday at a wetland along a city greenway.  After watching this sequence, I understood why Mama usually rests with her bill pointed way up in the air. They try to get mom

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Busy and beautiful beetles

These beetles must spend a lot of time mating. Yesterday was only the second time I’ve ever seen them, and both times, every beetle in sight was so engaged. Dozens of them.  On both occasions, they were on patches of

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Celebrate primate mothers on Mothers Day, fight global warming

I wish a safe Mother’s Day to all the wildlife mothers across the world.  Especially the world’s primates, most of which are threatened or endangered. Primates are special, for me.  Most animal mothers don’t provide any maternal care whatsoever.  Instead,

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Monarchs on the move – track their progress

Monarchs have started their spring migration from Mexico to the United States and Canada. These unique and beautiful butterflies migrate farther than any other butterfly, often more than 1000 miles! They’re reported to have left their Mexican wintering area on

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Coastal herons nesting in the city

I love spring! Every March, the Yellow-crowned Night Herons mysteriously come to town, nesting in my city of more than a million people. I don’t know why! These birds usually nest in coastal wetlands and feed on crustaceans. But here

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Posted in Birds, Deforestation, Wildlife, Wildlife habitat, Wildlife survival

Proof that no-fishing zones work / Meeting Kumi Naidoo

Too many powerful fishing boats We all know the oceans are in trouble. Since “large-scale fishing” began in 1952, the abundance of large oceanic fish has decreased globally by 90%. Too many boats with too much capacity are chasing too

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These days, I blog mostly about nature and wildlife. Even the tiniest creatures make me happy! You'll also find here lots of posts about plant-based foods, health, and ecotourism. Ecotourism can support local people who make a living through sustainable use of wildlife, habitat, and natural resources.

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Our other blog, Veggie Revolution, focuses more on food than this one does, especially the environmental, health and humane aspects of our food choices. That blog was started in 2005 and continues today, while the blog you're reading now began in 2009. Some of the newer posts are on both blogs, but Veggie Rev has at least 260 more posts than this blog, including Sadie's travels to Morocco. In the sidebar of Veggie Rev, you'll see links to each year that can take you back to all the posts for a particular year.

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