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Hedgehogs? Why?

So, you think you want a Hedgehog? They make a fabulous pet, and may be exactly what you want and need for a critter companion! First, though, let’s find out some fun facts about Hedgies and what makes them so interesting. One of the… Continue Reading “Hedgehogs? Why?”

Bird’s ID – Long-tailed Mockingbird

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Long-tailed Mockingbird The Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus) is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in dry scrubland and woodland in western Ecuador and Peru (north of Camaná). The bird favors open…

Fishing for genes via eDNA

Originally posted on Conservation & Science:
Just as steelhead trout migrate from saltwater to freshwater and back, Environmental Sample Processors (ESPs)—first developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for studies in the ocean—have been getting a lot of use in freshwater over…

What’s Up? – Look what I found…

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Look what I found… Two weeks ago I had the great opportunity to photograph a variety of bird species in my backyard, which most of them are or have been in my backyard previously. As I…

It’s Dark Out There!!

So, we are in the process of buying an Amish house.  (For those of you not familiar with the Amish building style – we were.lucky to have running water in the house already).I My hubby and son are the main remodeling crew.  Hubby works,… Continue Reading “It’s Dark Out There!!”

The deep impact of microplastic

Originally posted on Conservation & Science:
There’s a vast ecosystem stretching far below the ocean’s surface — one where the light dims, the pressure mounts, and life takes on forms that can seem downright alien. But even there, a place that seems a world…

12 Tips for You and Your New Puppy

You Can Welcome A Dog Into Your Home Dogs are truly the greatest creatures on Earth. Whether or not you agree, you must love them as you have arrived at this article which gives you many tips and tricks regarding caring for a dog.… Continue Reading “12 Tips for You and Your New Puppy”

Everything’s Coming up Roses (and Lilacs, and Wisteria, and Iris…)!

Here in Eastern Kentucky the Summer keeps coming. Then leaving (and letting Winter back in). And coming back. ? But, thankfully, the flowers and plants are all coming along nicely, and lots of Spring flowers are here! I’ve been watching my hubby’s Iris as… Continue Reading “Everything’s Coming up Roses (and Lilacs, and Wisteria, and Iris…)!”

Bird’s ID – Peruvian Pelican

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Peruvian Pelican The Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus) is a member of the pelican family. It lives on the west coast of South America, breeding in loose colonies from about 33.5° in central Chile to Piura in…

How About a Havanese?

Havanese are a charming small dog that was bred specifically as a companion, and they are bouncy, attractive AND hypoallergenic! They have a double coat and shed very little, making them a possible dog for allergy sufferers. Some people who are highly allergic still… Continue Reading “How About a Havanese?”

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