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Welcome to our monthly celebration of nature and photography!
We hope you enjoy this issue's selection of jokes, trivia, photos and news.
Mount Wilson
A meandering stream flows through a rain forest.
TRIVIA TIME

What is the world's most massive living thing?

You'll find the answer at the end of this newsletter.

WHAT'S THIS?

Another mystery image to test your nature skills. What is your thought on what this image is?

You'll find the answer at the end of this newsletter.

MONTHLY PAGE

Our page selection this month is the amazing marine life in our, At-A-Glance Guide to Marine Life. You can see these Terebellid worms, with the appropriate name, Spaghetti worms, along with many other creatures by clicking here.

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WANDERING IMAGE


A pileated woodpecker creating a nest hole is our wandering image this month.

CAPTION THIS

What do you think would be a good caption for this photo ?


Here are two of ideas:
#1 - "It's alright, I can get down!"
#2 - "This isn't your tree is it?"

If this month's photo inspires you, Please send us your caption in an e-mail.

SNIPPETS IN NATURE


The snippet

BEHIND THE NAME


page 169 alpine beauty. Thin-leaved Owl Clover, Orthocarpus tenuifolius.

JOKE OF THE MONTH

A frog is driving a taxi and a passenger taps him on on the shoulder. The driver loses control of the cab, swerves onto the sidewalk and hits a lamppost. After checking the passenger is OK, he says, "I'm sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me." "Sorry. I wanted to ask you a question," the passenger says. "It's not your fault," replies the cabbie. "Today is my first day on the job after 25 years of driving a hearse."

"I nearly jumped out of my skin."


Tips and Ideas
Tips and Ideas

NOTES, NEWS AND TIPS

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Monthly Selections
Here are this month's choices:
Bird - Cedar Waxwing   | Wildflower - Spotted Knapweed, Centaurea biebersteinii | Bug -  Northern spreadwing, Lestes disjunctus, male.

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A Little Reminder

Although the fall is usually when people see the mushrooms in the woods, spring is also a good time. Many fungi can be seen in the spring that are not around in the fall.

Tips and Ideas
 

One method to gain birds confidence is to slowly introduce them to a food source, close to an opening window. Place a few small pellets of a suet mix where you can reach out too. This is important as you will try to feed them from your hand later.

 

After doing this for a few days, the birds will get used to looking for the morsels. Then it is time to try to get them to eat out of your hand. Put out 2 or 3 of the pellet in the usual place and hold a big piece of the suet mix near them. The birds will venture to the pellets and also check out the other piece.

The more birds that come for the pellets, the more chances you have of some coming to your hand.

You can see our Easy pellet making page by clicking: Pellet Making.

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Picture of the Week
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Past Issues
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CELEBRATING NATURE

 
World Wetlands Day is on the 2nd 0f February.
 
The Great backyard bird count is February 13 to 16th.
 
National Wildlife Week. March 16, 2015
 
Saturday 21 March 2015 World Forestry Day.

DID YOU KNOW....


That the Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata, and the wild turkey, are the only two North American birds to be domesticated.
STATE AND PROVINCIAL EMBLEMS


Wisconsin designated the mourning dove as the official state symbol of peace in 1971.


TRIVIA ANSWER

The Sequoia.

Until the bristlecone pine and the creosote bush rings took the longevity title, the record was the sequoia. It still has a record however, the worlds most massive living thing.

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ANSWER TO WHAT'S THIS?


Two Northern Flickers caught together by the camera.

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