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Urban Wildlife Guide Secret lives of urban animals, birds, and insects

English - Insects, Animals, Birds
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Urban Wildlife Guide · 2d ago

Eye to Eye

This is my cat, Chase. When she’s in bright sunlight her pupils are thin vertical slits. I recently read a paper by Martin Banks, et al. about the pupils of terrestrial animals and why they ...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1W ago

Herringbone Root

I saw this while I was taking a walk yesterday. The root has grown through the cracks between the bricks in the sidewalk, turning at barriers and efficiently finding its way. I wonder how lo...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2W ago

Zoo Squirrel

Big bowls of fresh greens, carrots, dried corn, healthy pellets, and other delicious things are intended for residents of the Cape May County Zoo in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey, but luck...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 3W ago

Groundhog

I spied this groundhog walking along the shore of the Delaware River last fall. Groundhogs have a lot of common names, so you may know this animal as a woodchuck or a whistlepig or something...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 4W ago

January Thaw

I love the morning fogs that come with January thaws. Do you recognize this landmark that looks like a bridge to nowhere and might give pause to Twilight Zone fans? Moments later the lifting...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Cedar Waxwing

I forced myself outside to take a walk in the windy cold yesterday and I was rewarded with a cedar waxwing sighting. Look at that smooth sleek masked and crested beauty. There were two of th...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Wendy's Crows

Today I stood outside in the cold for a while watching this crow forage in the trash behind a Wendy's fast food restaurant. I like the way it is puffing up its feathers. Click to enlarge.  A...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Happy New Year!

The Creature of the Year award for 2017 goes to the Chincoteague wild ponies that were featured in the May Mother's Day blog. Congratulations to the ponies for outstanding cuteness! Click to...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Merry Christmas!

“I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!” ...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2M ago

Another Backyard Bird

The tufted titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor, is a frequent visitor to my seed feeder, summer and winter. Males and females look alike, so this one could be either. The crested head and big dark ...