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Creature Feature – The Woolly Bear Caterpillar
September 18, 2019, No Comments

This fuzzy orange and black caterpillar is a sure sign of autumn.  It’s actually the larval form of the attractive Is ...

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Creature Feature – Pumpkinseed Sunfish
September 3, 2019, No Comments

This time of year, it seems you can’t go into a coffee shop or candle store without seeing pumpkin latte this or pumpk ...

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Creature Feature – The Mallard Duck
August 21, 2019, No Comments

It can be fun to learn new things about something very familiar. The mallard is a duck that most people can easily recog ...

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Creature Feature – The Bullfrog
July 23, 2019, No Comments

The bullfrog is North America’s largest frog, with a length up to 8”.  It’s mostly green, with patches of darker ...

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Creature Feature – The Cottontail Rabbit
June 10, 2019, No Comments

Cottontail rabbits are common and prolific.  There are several species, but we’re most likely to see the eastern cott ...

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Creature Feature – The Baltimore Oriole
May 18, 2019, No Comments

Each spring, the Baltimore oriole returns to us from its wintering grounds in Central America to breed and raise young. ...

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Creature Feature – Raccoons
May 6, 2019, No Comments

Raccoons are one of the most easily recognized mammals.  Some folks find them adorable; others feel they’re a nuisanc ...

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Creature Feature – The Mourning Cloak Butterfly
March 20, 2019, No Comments

I’m in awe of seemingly fragile things that survive our brutal winters, like delicate butterflies.  Among the first s ...

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Creature Feature – Red-bellied Woodpecker
March 6, 2019, No Comments

This attractive woodpecker lives in  woodlands, especially those near rivers and swampy areas. It has also adjusted to ...

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Creature Feature – The Woodchuck (Groundhog)
February 18, 2019, No Comments

February 2nd, Groundhog Day:  the traditional emergence of a sleepy, shadow-seeking rodent from its winter den.  In re ...