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Archive for May, 2016

Leave It To Beavers

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 @ 8:24 pm in Mammals | Comments Off on Leave It To Beavers

Nature lovers can’t easily watch beaver behavior, because the animals are, for the most part, creatures of the night. Yet we needn’t crouch on a stream bank swatting mosquitoes to know beavers are around. A dam reveals their presence. No matter how large this dam might be, a typical beaver pond supports just one family […]

Watching Doodlebugs

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 @ 8:16 pm in Bugs | Comments Off on Watching Doodlebugs

It’s often much easier to find the tracks or marks a critter leaves than to discover the track maker. But sometimes you’re just not looking closely enough. Take the case of the doodlebug. We had seen doodlebug holes and trails long before we knew who made them. They usually occur in sandy locations, and the […]

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