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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #135 on: March 25, 2020, 10:01:12 AM »
We still have them out near my parents' house.  I can walk down the road there in the summer and it looks like all the stars have come down to our level.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #136 on: March 25, 2020, 10:25:13 AM »

We don't seem to get fireflies here; I remember whole fields of them, growing up...

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Yeah, we don't seem to have them here on the west coast, either. Growing up back east, though, there were loads. I miss them.


For my part: loads of hawks and bald eagles these days. Will go check out the seals this evening.
I know it's a genus.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #137 on: March 25, 2020, 10:37:45 AM »
We have them here in Ontario, but yes, there were lots more on the East Coast.  I have fond memories of my cat leaping up trying to catch them there.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #138 on: March 25, 2020, 04:53:57 PM »
I miss fireflies, too.  I grew up in the mid-Atlantic US, and there were so many at times lighting up the backyard.  None here, unfortunately.  It was weird to get used to.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #139 on: March 25, 2020, 07:50:31 PM »
Our seals were complemented by a single passing sea lion just as we left.
I know it's a genus.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #140 on: March 26, 2020, 10:14:08 AM »
Found one of the Thundercats in my office chair low-growling out the window where she is usually chirp-watching the bird feeder.    Under the feeder, a fox basking in the sun.
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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #141 on: March 26, 2020, 10:16:25 AM »
We haven't seen our foxes around recently.  There was a cat on the patio last night, though.  And a bunny or two has come back to the yard.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #142 on: March 26, 2020, 10:26:10 AM »
The last fox I saw crossed the ice on the lake two days ago. Before he made it all the way east the ice sheet he was on  tipped and he scrambled for land.

Haven't seen one since, and yes, the rabbits are back here too.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #143 on: March 26, 2020, 04:13:09 PM »
Bobcat snoozing in the back yard; hares in the front.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #144 on: March 27, 2020, 05:16:07 AM »
Bobcat snoozing in the back yard; hares in the front.

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #145 on: March 27, 2020, 06:40:03 AM »
Do they know about each other, I wonder?

Or perhaps they're practicing social distancing....

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #146 on: March 27, 2020, 07:17:16 PM »
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Do they know about each other, I wonder?

Or perhaps they're practicing social distancing....

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Perhaps they are segregationists!  (rabbits can be such racists!) 
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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #147 on: March 28, 2020, 05:44:03 AM »
To be nearer my 91 year old mother, I am staying on a coastal island where idiot tourists and stupid residents feed the deer.  Two of them stood expectantly off the back porch this morning, as my dog barked madly, assuming food was coming.  Bipeds ....grrrrr.....

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #148 on: March 30, 2020, 07:54:29 AM »
On an old house place
Jonquils still bloom long after
The planters are gone

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Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #149 on: March 30, 2020, 08:32:36 AM »
On an old house place
Jonquils still bloom long after
The planters are gone

Don't know whether it was intended, but I like the wordplay with "planters."