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Archive for September, 2014

Uninvited Guest

Posted: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 @ 2:40 pm in Mammals | Comments Off on Uninvited Guest

We think we’ve finally trapped the right pack rat – the one who’s taken up residence atop our gray-water tank after building its granary in the engine compartment. Other than the fact that it has chewed through several spark plug cables, the problem is the critter’s nocturnal habits. The trouble starts when, along about 2:00 […]

Fabulous Fungi

Posted: Friday, September 5th, 2014 @ 10:50 am in Plants | Comments Off on Fabulous Fungi

There are fungus among us; we call them mushrooms. Just what season they arrive depends upon the arrival of the rainy season, but they will pop up just about anywhere, even in the desert. You can imagine our amazement when a botanist held up a sample of a mushroom of the Sonoran desert. It appears […]

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