Category Archives: Wildlife

A Few Of The Pets I Know

My friend Dee says that I’m her pets’ uncle. She has two dogs and two cats, so what species of animal does that make me?  I’m happy enough as a member of homo sapiens and prefer just to be a … Continue reading

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Understanding

The small, brilliant spider worked hard to extricate a leaf fragment that had blown into her web. It was fascinating to watch her carefully remove the portions of the web where the leaf had stuck. I went back inside the … Continue reading

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A Day For Sauntering

I like to go for walks on the Nebraska Cowboy Trail. It’s a very long area of real estate that used to be railroad right of way. The actual trail stretches through several counties, so people rarely go for regular … Continue reading

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A Morel Mushroom In The Yard

One of my rugged, outdoorsy friends likes to tease me about going hunting.  He knows that the only wildlife I hunt are photographic subjects.  Instead of a firearm, I carry a camera. On the off chance that I hunt for … Continue reading

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Appreciate Weeds

Now that Nebraska weather is transforming into warmth again, it’s time to brace myself for lawn care season.  Fortunately, most of my neighbors are not lawn purists.  Like me, they haul out the mowers every week or so to shorten the … Continue reading

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Save The Spiders

I looked up from the book I had been reading to glance at the cone-shaped candle holder on the nearby table. A small, grey spider was running endlessly around the edge of the container in orbit around the flame. She … Continue reading

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Happy Monkey Day

Whenever I go to Henry Dorly Zoo in Omaha, I make a point of visiting the Primate areas.  I also make a point of celebrating World Monkey Day each year because I like monkeys.  Simians are fascinating because they are … Continue reading

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