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Species Highlight: The Blue Racer

6 hours ago 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

The Blue Racer (Coluber constrictor foxii) is a subspecies of the North American Racer (Coluber constrictor). While the North American Racer's geographic range stretches across the entirety of the continental United States as well as North to Britis...

The hidden majority

16 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Alther

If you hear or use the term majority, you are usually more attached to the words dominant and open. Because the majority, of course, are more supportive, trusting, or using. So the majority will be more inclined to speak out loud than the minority....

Hunting Crawdads

10 May 2022 1 minute read 8 comments uthus2000

  There is a certain joy one receives when watching children in their environment. Mother's Day was this weekend and Gammy and I set off for the Ozark mountains - mountains by Missouri standards, foothills by others'. Elevations here are measured in...

The Foxes on My Street

3 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments NickytheClone

           Something that made it worthwhile were the foxes we would see in the streets. If we made it past the whores we saw on 3rd Street, unscathed we were basically home free. So we would celebrate with two or three bottles of the driest, most fa...

The Squirrel Cuckoo : the jumping bird !

6 Mar 2022 1 minute read 0 comments OlivierM

I have forgot to present you a very nice bird but hard to observe : The Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya Cayana, in french Piaye Ecureuil)     He is not visible every day, we just see him one time a week, or less. This bird is remarquable by his long and beau...

Amazonian bird of the day : the Laughing Falcon

27 Feb 2022 1 minute read 2 comments OlivierM

I'm in realy good mood, because yesterday i have seen a new bird that i never have observed before :   The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) : in french “Macagua rieur”     I was driving this morning through woods to come back home (yes i l...

Amazonian felines

12 Feb 2022 1 minute read 1 comment OlivierM

The amazonian rainforest got 6 species of wild felines. All of them are very beautiful and rare. Unfortunately, they are in grave beacause their natural environment is more and more deforestated. Here are our lovely big cats ! The biggest of them is...

Bee-eater - colorful vertigo - a bird from the tropics

2 Feb 2022 4 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

This bird has very contrasting plumage. It consists of a blue belly, yellow cheeks and a dewlap. The head is brown with a white forehead. A black strip runs from the head through the red eyes to the belly. The wings are brown and the loin area is y...

Night mountain hike, coyotes

17 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments one more step

We went out for a short hike yesterday near a place called “Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center”. It’s a little house on the border of desert-like hills and mountains, they have a tiny museum there which opens on weekends and holds various...

Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

24 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments willemvzyl

Boomslang (if you're not an Afrikaans speaker you'd be surprised what the name sounds like, properly pronounced) are one of Southern Africa's dangerously venomous snake species - a microscopic amount of Boomslang venom can be fatal to an adult human...