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Turkey at work

This one likes to greet me in the morning at work. The Wild Turkey and the Muscovy Duck are the only two domesticated birds native to the New World. In the early 1500s, European explorers brought home Wild Turkeys from Mexico, where native people had domesticated the birds centuries earlier. …

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Barn Owl Nesting in Johnson Bayou

The Barn Owl is a medium sized owl with no ear-tufts and a heart-shaped face. These pale, nearly worldwide birds are closely associated with man through their traditional use of barn lofts and church steeples as nesting sites. The species name “alba” refers to the colour white. Other names for …

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Praying mantids

About the Praying Mantis The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer. The larger group of these insects is more properly called the praying mantids. Mantis refers to the genus mantis, to which …

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Barn Owls At Workplace

The Barn Owls At Work Have An Egg, She Laid it on the step, Not sure if it will help, but I put a homemade nesting box where they are putting Rats.   Barn Owl Tyto alba Conservation status In recent decades, has declined slightly in some regions, drastically in …

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Share A S’more With Your Neighbor!

Though the exact origin of s’mores is unknown, the Girl Scouts of the USA is credited with the first publication of the recipe! In 1927, Troop leader Loretta Scott Crew wrote a recipe for “Some Mores,” and published it in Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts, an official Girl …

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Louisiana Road Kill

Highway 82 mile marker 21-22 Road Kill….Maggot Feast….. What Is a Maggot? A maggot is the larvae of a fly. In other words, a fly lays eggs which turn into larvae (maggots), which become flies, which lay more eggs, and so on…. (Full disclosure: I did not always know this. …

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Barn Owls In The Stairwell At Work

They come at Dusk with food and sit on the stairwell rail. Barn Owls eat mostly small mammals, particularly rats, mice, voles, lemmings, and other rodents; also shrews, bats, and rabbits. Most of the prey they eat are active at night, so squirrels and chipmunks are relatively safe from Barn …

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Invasion of the Gecko,s

“The gecko adhesive apparatus, one of the most spectacular innovations displayed by vertebrates, has been intensively studied for the last 16 years and is of considerable interest to nanotechnologists and biomimeticists, But almost nothing is known about the origin of this adhesive capability. G. humeralis, found in South America, shows …

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Another beautiful Sunrise and Sunset in Cameron Louisiana!

It is just beautiful here, I wish I caught a picture of the Flock of White pelicans that went by today, Just Beautiful!

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