I love a migrant and Ruby is her name… She flies to Costa Rica with no plane. Ruby, Ruby, small … More
Is this the world’s most beautiful goat?
Meet Lloyd, a gorgeously dappled, russet-coated goat, with the long, droopy ears that instantly identify him as a Nubian. I … More
Blue Boy is a new visitor this week, and he’s going to be one B-I-G Jay. You’ll be viewing some … More
How do Woodpeckers Peck Without Damaging Their Brains?
Woodpeckers have special foam linings in their skulls that cushion their brains, right? WRONG. This onetime ornithological hypothesis has become … More
Sweet Song of Summer
Walking round the garden, I hear him loud and clear. “Check…check…” he warns at first, before exploding in song: ”Conk-la-HDREEEEEEE!” It’s … More
Happy Halloween from Rosie!
So many subscribers have been been fascinated by Rosie the Friendly Tarantula that I’m posting another shot of her. In … More
Meet Tonto Two-Tuft
This striking young Northern Cardinal… …seems to be keeping company with the lovely Princess Goldie, hiding in the brush as she feeds … More
I have a ten foot wingspan, too
You can tell right away that Thomas here isn’t mute. He’s a proud and noble Trumpeter Swan! With a ten … More
Return of the Magical Marsh Dancer
After a long recess in the reeds, our Snowy Egret friends are back… And Stanley here is dancing atop the water … More
Behold the rare Scarlet Seed-Snatcher!
No, you say? He’s really a…what? Purple Finch? Really! But where’s the purple? What was the ornithologist smoking? Nevertheless, here … More