THE Central Park Mandarin Duck, a.k.a. “hot duck.” Photo: Holly Mascaro Dear Xiānshēng Duck,  I hope this letter finds you well. I understand you recently took a little vacation from the hubbub you’ve been causing in Central Park. Did you get some rest? Was it a nice reprieve? Did you go leaf peeping and antiquing in the Hudson Valley?
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23 de Febrero de 2018, a punto de finalizar las vacaciones de verano pintó un viajecito relámpago hacia Resistencia-Chaco con mi amigo Freddy Alfonso pero por motivos aeronáuticos. Una vez que finalizaron las actividades que estaban planeadas para esa mañana nos dirigimos hacia el sector del estacionamiento del Aeropuerto de Resistencia para intentar fotografiar el
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Photo courtesy Sarasota Jungle Gardens In our world of entertainment, we enjoy watching special people with special talents. Musicians, actors and actresses, writers, comedians, athletes, and other methods of delight all hold various degrees of respect and awe in our lives. Some hold a thrall over different audiences at different age levels. Nevertheless, it’s easy
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Whilst out looking for owls at night near Juadh we came across three scorpions, and although I am not an expert on scorpions they resemble Black-sting Scorpion Buthacus yotvatensis nigroacleatus. They were found by using an ultraviolet light that’s shows them glowing in the light, with the photos taken with strong flash showing off their
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(Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) Every year, November is transformed into Movember. What’s Movember, you ask? Well, it’s a month-long event that involves people growing mustaches–mustaches plus November equals Movember. The focus on facial hair is to bring awareness to men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health problems and suicide.
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Bald Eagle. Photo: Warren Hatch/Audubon Photography Awards (New York – November 7, 2018) “The extraordinary turnout in this election shows how passionate voters are about the country’s direction and that’s good news for birds. We know an overwhelming majority of Americans want what birds need — clean water, resilient coastlines and action to deal with
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Paleognath and neognath bird eggs, and a fossil theropod egg (right). Photo: Jasmina Wiemann/Yale University No matter how much evidence we have that birds evolved from dinosaurs, it can still be hard to believe that the harmless little sparrow hopping about your park bench is somehow related to the mighty and ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex. But
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