Category Archives: Nature

Dog day cicadas

My daughter & nephew found this cicada on my parents’ pool deck this morning. It was sluggish from the cold so I was able to hold it for quite awhile to photograph it, until it got warm enough from the … Continue reading

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Swallowtail

My friend from England was here for a visit (the reason I haven’t been blogging much!) and we spent a couple of hours last weekend at Mendon Ponds Park, a 2500-acre county park south of Rochester. We were looking for … Continue reading

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Bee panic. Overrated. No kidding.

Thank you Instapundit for finding this article about “colony collapse disorder.” I’d come up with a lot of the same information in dribs and drabs, and mixed it with a large dose of skepticism about overwrought news reports. For example, … Continue reading

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Ahhhh, spring

[tags] Rochester, New York, spring [/tags]

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Okay, now it’s getting ridiculous

Turkeys. Turkeys in my back yard. Here’s the same pic, cropped. I do not live in the country. I live in an old suburban neighborhood a stone’s throw from the city’s edge. And yet it’s crawling with woodland wildlife. Amazing. … Continue reading

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They’re back

I went out my back door with my dog this afternoon and nearly tripped over one of those four deer I photographed the other morning. A few minutes later I was able to get some digital video of them as … Continue reading

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Snow

My dad’s Nor’easter blogging. They’ve lost power and won’t have it on again until tomorrow sometime. Here in Rochester things aren’t so bad, although it’s not over yet. [tags] snowstorm [/tags]

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Burdening our kids

Does anyone really think it’s okay to scare the bejeezers out of our kids with predictions of environmental doom? “I worry about it,” says this girl who has yet to lose all her baby teeth, “because I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Deer in the street!

This was taken from my living room window this morning. Unfortunately I had to run and get the camera so I missed them when they were really close — right in my front yard. Some years ago I read that … Continue reading

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T-Rex for dinner!

They’ve analyzed protein retrieved from a t-rex fossil and turns out — the dinosaur’s closing living relative is a chicken! Hooray! [tags] Tyrannosaurus rex [/tags]

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