Whatcha got there, Hank?

Whatcha got there, Hank?

I’m fascinated by the leucistic coloring of this fox squirrel. (White areas have reduced pigmentation.) S/he has been visiting the garden for a few weeks.

I’m a bad, bad squirrel.

I’m a bad, bad squirrel.

Soon I’ll have another batch of green frog tadpoles in my pond! 

Baby toad!

Baby toad!

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Spotted three American Woodcocks in my front yard this evening! Usually heard and not seen.

Spotted three American Woodcocks in my front yard this evening! Usually heard and not seen.

Ocellated dragonet at Shedd Aquarium, 17 May 2014. #mlanet14

Ocellated dragonet at Shedd Aquarium, 17 May 2014. #mlanet14

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Squirrel-resistant bird feeder + squirrel-resistant baffle = squirrel feast.

Squirrel-resistant bird feeder + squirrel-resistant baffle = squirrel feast.

I think this aurora looks like a chipmunk!
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An Incredible Photo of an Alaskan Aurora Shaped Like a Dog
Over 560 manatees congregated in King’s Bay (near Tampa, FL) to stay warm during the cold snap of early January. Love this photo by Matthew Beck, Citrus County Chronicle/AP, taken on 7 Jan 2014. http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/manatee-count-reveals-near-record-numbers and http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140109/PC1610/140109478

Over 560 manatees congregated in King’s Bay (near Tampa, FL) to stay warm during the cold snap of early January. Love this photo by Matthew Beck, Citrus County Chronicle/AP, taken on 7 Jan 2014. http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/manatee-count-reveals-near-record-numbers and http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140109/PC1610/140109478

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