Bat Update - White Nose Syndrome puts populations at risk

Bat Update - White Nose Syndrome puts populations at risk The other day I introduced you to Bats as Urban Wildlife and earlier this year I let you know that Bats are in trouble< ...more

Pets and Wildlife also hit hard by Hurricane Ike

Pets and Wildlife also hit hard by Hurricane Ike Hurricane Ike has been deva ...more

Urban Wildlife Watch: House Sparrows

Urban Wildlife Watch: House Sparrows ...more

The Wild Life of Hamsters - Interview from ISBE Conference 2008

The Wild Life of Hamsters - Interview from ISBE Conference 2008 ...more

Urban Wildlife Watch: Voles

Urban Wildlife Watch: Voles ...more

Life as a Sandwich Generation Mom

I came home Monday afternoon to a strange house. A confused woman who does not know me had been wandering its rooms, but now sat quietly, staring into space. Another woman that I barely know busily cleaned one room, shaken by what she'd witnessed, and a little old man hobbled in the living room. In the back bedroom, a young giant slumbered in clutter, and the family cat did not peep from behind the kitchen's bay window curtains to see who'd come to visit. Neither did the family dog bark in the backyard as he usually does when anyone arrives. ...more

I don't see the point in having a fit. You're so right about the calm voice. I gag easily, ...more

Urban WIldlife Watch - Flying Squirrels

Urban WIldlife Watch - Flying Squirrels ...more

Happy April - Environmental Awareness Month

April showers bring May Flowers. It's the month of spring and sunshine and rain puddles and fresh green field with flowers blooming. ...more

The Wren

"It goes like this: I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself." I read it years ago in a small and lovely book. I look at the wren, so plain and small, and wonder at its voice so large and tall, so full of noise as it cries out loud, striving to be heard above the other flocks. It knows it belongs, and chirps no matter what, singing out loud, even as the prey sharpens his skills with the bow and arrow. Little wren with no suspicions, no prejudice, no fears, sings on, living each second unafraid, ...more

A slither down memory lane

Stopped in a local Petco today, and lo' after oggling at the beardies, there were Canadian garter snakes for sale. I remember catching these snakes in New Mexico, and then again in Everett, Wa. when I was growing up. I did see a few when we first moved here to Kent, 20 years ago, but now, not at all. In looking at this article, I think if there are any around, they would be hibernating right now. But still, I wonder if all the urbanization has trashed the habitat of these gentle creatures that hold so many memories for me. ...more
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