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2 Mockingbirds (Are One Too Many)!

Mockingbirds are very intelligent, and if you know that they’re close relatives of the crows, you already knew that! But here are some fun facts about Mockingbirds that you may NOT have known… The Northern Mockingbird is nearly as popular as the Cardinal as… Continue Reading “2 Mockingbirds (Are One Too Many)!”

Mynah birds: Master Mimics

Have you ever heard a Mynah bird mimic human speech? They’re one of the bird world’s outstanding mimics, and make a really interesting pet, too! Mynah birds have been kept as pets for centuries, and they fascinated early explorers who’d never heard of animals… Continue Reading “Mynah birds: Master Mimics”

Pressed Flowers – Day Two

Love this idea! Will try this myself this year!

Kinkajou who?

Kinkajous are a little weird if you ask me! They’re sort of like a Raccoon, sort of like a Coatimundi, and sort of like a Ferret or Weasel, too. They’ve got a cute, expressive face, “hands” like a Coati or Raccoon, and a long… Continue Reading “Kinkajou who?”

We are Siamese if you please…

Have you ever had the privilege of knowing a Siamese cat? I’ve been lucky enough to know several in my life, and the first one was a tomcat I’ll never forget! His name was Bourbon, and he looked a lot like the cat in… Continue Reading “We are Siamese if you please…”

Quail in different sizes!

Above is a really good photo of a California Quail (Callipepla californica). That “scaled” belly pattern is the giveaway as to which type of quail you’re looking at! Their facial mask, topknot, and striped flanks all make them look similar to my personal favorite,… Continue Reading “Quail in different sizes!”

Red-Winged Blackbirds Singin’ in the Rain…

Our Red Winged Blackbirds started singing about a month ago, and now that the weather has turned mild, they’re really filling the “air-waves”. We have a tiny little creek below our house, and a line of trees between us, so the Red Wings are… Continue Reading “Red-Winged Blackbirds Singin’ in the Rain…”

The Kentucky Folk Art Center IS Open!

I spent the day at the KFAC yesterday researching grant options. They got hit hard with the last round of budget cuts from the State, and have lost nearly all their staff. Tammy is the full time Admin, and she’s amazing ūüė欆 She keeps… Continue Reading “The Kentucky Folk Art Center IS Open!”

5 Things You Want to Know About Red Pandas…

Red Pandas have recently been vaulted into the spotlight by YouTube videos of their antics, and they surely do look adorable! But, do they make a good pet? Here’s some info you need before deciding that you HAVE to have one in your home!… Continue Reading “5 Things You Want to Know About Red Pandas…”

Birdy Genius: The African Grey Parrot

Remember when people said that parrots just mimic sounds, and have no actual comprehension? Once I’d had a parrot of my own, I KNEW this was SO untrue! And I knew that “bird-brain” was actually a compliment! Then I saw the results that Dr.… Continue Reading “Birdy Genius: The African Grey Parrot”

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