Thursday, April 28, 2011


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Friday, April 22, 2011

American Red Squirrel

The Douglas Squirrel, American Red Squirrel

Red squirrels can be easily identified from other North American tree squirrels by their smaller size, territorial behavior and reddish fur with a white venter (under-belly). Red squirrels are also larger than chipmunks.

The Douglas Squirrel, American Red Squirrel

 The Douglas Squirrel is similar to the American Red Squirrels but has a rust venter and is restricted to the south-western coast of British Columbia and in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. These two species do not co-occur.

The Douglas Squirrel, American Red Squirrel

An American Red Squirrel Leaps from a Lodgepole Pine Photographic Poster Print by Michael S. Quinton, 36x48

The American Red Squirrel has been found in Alaska.
American Red Squirrels are widely distributed across North America. Their range includes most of Canada, and extends into the United States in the Rocky Mountains, the North Central and North East. There are 25 recognized sub-species of red squirrels. 

The Douglas Squirrel, American Red Squirrel


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Spotted Towhee.

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo Maculatus)
The Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) is a large, striking New World sparrow. This bird and the Eastern Towhee were considered a single species, the Rufous-sided Towhee.

Spotted Towhee

When you catch sight of one, they’re gleaming black above (females are grayish), spotted and striped with brilliant white, The eyes are red. They have a round, chunky body, fan shaped tail, short, thick beak, and dull pink legs.

Spotted Towhee

Their warm rufous flanks match the dry leaves they spend their time hopping around in. The birds can be hard to see in the leafs, so your best chance for an unobstructed look at this handsome bird may be in the spring, when males climb into the shrub tops to sing their buzzy trills or in the winter when they looking for food on a bottom of shrubs.

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo Maculatus)

Also you can find Spotted Towhee by walking along the edges of any overgrown fields.
Song very simple and unforgettable you can hear here ... or here... ( It's a best I was able to find on YouTube )

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Rabbits they are charming ! Where is to find? In Richmond - EVERYWERE! A park, a school, a farm...Everewher you can find grass and shrubs!

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Monday, April 4, 2011


Magnolias are valued for their showy, fragrant flowers. That plant is the official state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana states .


Magnolia is a large genus consisting of 210 species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. It's native plant  of eastern North America, Central America and the West Indies also east and southeast Asia. Magnolias are grown for their beautiful flowers, fruits, foliage, and plant forms.
By the way "Magnolia bouquets" are very beautiful.

Magnolia (New Line Platinum Series)

The Magnolia flowers may be white, pink or purple. Magnolia flowers size ranges from 3-12 inch in diameter. Some species of Magnolias have strap-shaped petals depending on the species. Magnolias seeds may remain dormant for many years (15-20 years). Magnolia flowers are protogynous, appearing with or before leaves. The tepals of Magnolias are 9-15. Stamens are present on elongate torus, early deciduous; filaments white or purple, very short; anthers introrse or latrorse.


Facts About Magnolia

* Magnolia tree may be deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen plants.
* Magnolia leaves are usually dark, lustrous green on the upper side, but the leaves are light green, fuzzy reddish-brown or even silvery on the lower side.
* Magnolia fruit size varies from 1-8 inches.
* Magnolias bear reddish brown seeds coming in early fall (September through November).
* Plants belonging to the family to the Magnoliaceae are believed to be dating back to 95 million years ago.
* The magnolia family is one of the most primitive group of angiosperms (Phylogeny & Evolution of Angiosperms).

Boogie Nights [VHS]

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