Tag Archives: nature

Leave It to Me to Get the Rebellious Bugs That Defy Science

June 16, 2012


While sitting at my desk, I heard some annoying buzzing in the window next to me. I inspected the sill, and discovered a very strange bug. It looked like… well, it had the head of an ant, the thorax of a honeybee, and the abdomen of a beetle! WEIRD!!! I’d never seen anything like it […]

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Amazing Starling Mumuration on Video

November 10, 2011


You guys have got to see this video! It’s just…. stunning. No one knows why starlings (also called grackles) flock together like this. There’s even a special name for it: murmuration. The results is a breath-taking black ballet in the sky. Some girls were paddling along the River Shannon in Ireland and happened to catch […]

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He’s Watching Us

June 25, 2010


Grrrrr. :nyah: I dislike crows. They seem to know that I despise them, so they gather in large groups and descend upon my house every morning (around 5am), to cackle and flap their wings and leave their ugly black feathers littered all over my yard. And then, they and blue jays gang up on my […]

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Little Red Dragonfly

October 3, 2009

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Isn’t it beautiful? My son found him today. He was unmoving, but alive. Click the next photo and “All Sizes” for a larger, spectacular view of the dragonfly. They are so lovely, so wonderfully made! I’ve never seen a red one before. I tried warming the critter by holding my warm mug of tea close […]

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