Mama Big Red
The Amazing Betty and I spent over an hour gazing at the addictive Red-tailed Hawk Cam last night!
I guess that says a lot about us both.
As someone who delights in nature documentaries (particularly BBC Earth), I was riveted by the close-up view of nesting Red-tailed Hawks on one [...]
This picture of a mind-bogglingly long-legged crab was so compelling (and, yes, soooo icky) that we just had to re-post it.
It’s an English aquarium’s new giant Japanese Spider Crab. (this’ll make me think twice about ordering “Spider Roll” at Sushi Hana next time)
The picture was taken at the Blackpool Sea Life Centre, [...]
Couldn’t believe our eyes when this happened.
Betty called from the kitchen, “Come to the window, quick! It’s the hawk!”
And so it was . . a sharp-shinned hawk was awkwardly perched on the backyard fence, glancing about, scaring all the usual suspects away.
Through two panes of glass and zoomed to the max, [...]
Poison Dart Studios have been blessed by some exciting visitors lately . . and I’m not just talking about the Nerdpocalypse guys!
Our collection of bird feeders presents our winged guests with a variety of seeds, along with 3 suet stations (the largest of which we call “the Bird Bar”). These winged visitors generally consist [...]
Updating our cute animal series, we pass along this essay in Slate.com, which alerts us to a very cute animal called a Quokka.
I’m a Quokka. And I’m cute, dammit.
This small marsupial is native to Australia, like its larger relatives, wallabys and kangaroos. And it is, indeed, very cute . . . [...]
Rockin’ a dime.
Not only was the smallest living frog discovered in Papua New Guinea, but that frog is ALSO the world’s teensiest vertebrate!
Say hello to Paedophryne amauensis. As described in a January National Georgraphic article:
“Discovered in 2010 but announced on Wednesday, all the species of the Paedophyrne genus are tiny and [...]