Category Archives: Wildlife

No Discouraging Words

Earlier this week, the weather conditions were warmer than normal, the wind speed was low, and the sky was mostly clear. This put me in the frame of mind to enjoy a stroll on the “Cowboy Trail” southwest of Norfolk. … Continue reading

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Solidarity

Crows seem to display considerable amounts of care for each other. Some bird studies have observed the birds show a great deal of care for others of their species. In mating, they are monogamous, there is long-term parent-offspring bonding, they … Continue reading

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Global Cat Day

Just the other day I stopped by to visit my sister. By default, this also turned into a social call with her cats. You cannot visit my sister, without encountering her older female grey tabby Sunshine and her younger tom … Continue reading

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Squirrelly

Yesterday morning, I had just driven the ol’ Camry onto the driveway and was about to exit the car when I noticed the creature¬†staring at me from the nearest tree. His stare was something between being threatening and being defensive. … Continue reading

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Self-Aware

In some circles, there is the belief that young children and animals do not have self-awareness. This clashes with most people’s experiences of having been young children at earlier stages of our lives. Personally, I had a strong sense of … Continue reading

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Transitoriness

I sat on the front porch step taking in the fresh air, the screeching of some blue jays, and the beauty of natural things. Then it happened. A shimmering dragonfly landed on my left knee. I held my breath so … Continue reading

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Hearing Noises

Just a few moments ago the furnace cycled off then a second later there was a “boom” noise. It was the sound of the sheet metal ductwork returning to its resting shape. Over the past few years, the combination of … Continue reading

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