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Archive for September, 2015

Animal Communication

Posted: Monday, September 7th, 2015 @ 12:52 pm in Critters | Comments Off on Animal Communication

The coyotes have begun singing outside our window, perhaps chorusing some meaningful message or merely entertaining themselves. It is, however, the season in which the boys and girls begin to look each other over, perhaps to evaluate the other’s contribution to the choir. Also working the night shift, a pair of great horned owls pass […]

The Eyes (and the Teeth) Have It

Posted: Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 @ 8:06 pm in Critters | Comments Off on The Eyes (and the Teeth) Have It

Here in our desert campsite, daybreak means that coveys of quail will soon strut in for a morning meal. They dash this way and that while vocalizing cheerfully, competing with the cottontails for the seed that we toss out at first light. It means furry little ground squirrels popping their heads out of their burrows […]

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