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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 · 7h ago

Little Woodpeckers

This female downy woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, seems to like my new suet feeder. She's about 6 inches long. Click to enlarge. Before she flies to the feeder, she sits in a nearby tree for...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1w ago

Anti-squirrel Technology Fail

That cone is supposed to keep squirrels off the bird feeder? LoL! Click to enlarge.
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2W ago

Harvestman

The harvestman in this picture is about five inches long from the tip of one leg across the middle to the tip of another. Good thing it is not a spider, but just a harmless member of the ord...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 3W ago

Happy Thanksgiving!

Some New Jersey wild turkeys slipping quietly into the woods.  Perhaps the World Ends Here by Joy Harjo, 1951 The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live.The g...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 4W ago

Autumn Leaf Edition

"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."John BurroughsClick on the photos to enlarge. 
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Thread-waisted Wasp

The season for photographing insects on flowers is coming to a close. Here's one of this year's last  -- the lovely thread-waisted wasp, Ammophila procera, shiny black with silver streaks on...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween! Gotta love the decorations everywhere. Click to enlarge. I am seeing lots of animals out there, mostly skeletal, like this bird.
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Green Bees

Metallic green bees are among my favorite insects. I saw these glittering in the autumn sun yesterday as they gathered food from goldenrod flowers. These little native solitary bees nest in ...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Another Bubbling Fly

I saw this fly today while walking in a park in Moorestown, New Jersey. Click to enlarge and you will see that it is blowing a bubble. As I watched, it blew the bubble about twice as large a...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2M ago

Happy Columbus Day!

A holiday is a good time for a day trip to the country. Seems like Autumn is coming slowly and subtly this year, yet cicadas are calling loudly and there's a constant hum of crickets in the ...