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Archive for August, 2014

Gulls: Anything But Gullible

Posted: Saturday, August 30th, 2014 @ 6:36 pm in Birds | Comments Off on Gulls: Anything But Gullible

Jonathan Livingston Seagull, eat your heart out. The best browsing isn’t at the beach anymore; it’s at your local landfill. You’d better hurry, though. Word spreads fast, and almost every city dump in gull country already has a resident flock. This doesn’t mean RVers won’t see these birds along the shoreline, however. A great many […]

Insect Architecture

Posted: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 @ 6:41 pm in Bugs | Comments Off on Insect Architecture

Think small. We’ve observed many insect architects lately and have been astounded by their diligence. Many of them slave away in campgrounds and in parking lots, oblivious to lazy humans who idle in the shade while they watch others work. Most insect architects belong to the order Hymenoptera (which includes bees, ants, and wasps), but there […]

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