2014/04/15

silhouette

Filed under: fauna,fishbones — WmX @ 03:32

solo fish

2014/04/14

Rhincodon typus

Filed under: fauna,fishbones — WmX @ 00:38

whale shark
big fish

2013/11/18

bird walk

Filed under: fauna,fishbones,flora — WmX @ 01:29

Corvus brachyrhynchos
Went for a short morning walk along the Rivanna with people that know birds. They heard or saw white throated sparrows, carolina wrens, tufted titmouse, a fish crow, american crows, a bald eagle, mallards, canada geese, a red shouldered hawk, cardinals, mockingbirds, a ruby crowned kinglet, downy woodpecker, a pileated woodpecker, a red fox, hermit thrush, bluebird, yellow-rumped warbler, raven, sparrow, white-breasted nuthatch, goldfinch, song sparrow, Carolina chickadee, flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, catbird, robin, towhee, starlings.
I saw runners and unidentified flying objects.
The dog walkers are still leaving bags of dog dung on the side of the trail. People too precious to carry the load while they walk.

2013/08/09

crossing

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 07:13

little turtle crossing road

2013/07/27

Ursus americanus

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 11:02

bear and cub
North side of Asheville, bears cavorting

2013/06/29

amphibian

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 20:09

backyard frog
The true frogs have moist, smooth skin with or without a ridge (dorsolateral fold) extending from the ear drum (tympanum) along the side of the back to the hip or groin area.–Frog and Toad I.D. Cleveland Museum of Natural History

2013/06/02

Marmota monax in clover

Filed under: fauna,flora — WmX @ 09:41


Clover (Trifolium), or trefoil, is a genus of about 300 species of plants in the leguminous pea family Fabaceae.–Wikipedia

The challenge, gaining access to a tomato plant in a welded wire enclosure in a raised bed.

2013/05/16

Marmota monax

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 18:24

official rodent of CHO
The groundhog is the largest sciurid in its geographical range, typically measuring 40 to 65 cm (16 to 26 in) long (including a 15 cm (6 in) tail) and weighing 2 to 4 kg (4 to 9 lb). In areas with fewer natural predators and large amounts of alfalfa, groundhogs can grow to 80 cm (30 in) and 14 kg (31 lb). Groundhogs are well adapted for digging, with short but powerful limbs and curved, thick claws. Unlike other sciurids, the groundhog’s spine is curved, more like that of a mole, and the tail is comparably shorter as well—only about one-fourth of body length. Suited to their temperate habitat, groundhogs are covered with two coats of fur: a dense grey undercoat and a longer coat of banded guard hairs that gives the groundhog its distinctive “frosted” appearance.–wikipedia

Lets make the groundhog the “official rodent” of Charlottesville.

2013/03/31

Easter

Filed under: fauna,God — WmX @ 09:36

turdus migratorius
We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory…BCP

2013/03/22

outlier

Filed under: dictionary,fauna — WmX @ 07:05


1- something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of, as a cow far from the rest of the herd, or a distant island belonging to a cluster of islands.–Dictionary.com

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