Category Archives: Menagerie Monday

Menagerie Monday (8): Leggy Lurker

Just a little over a week ago I found this harvestman (order Opilones) resting on one of our white cone flowers (Echinacea sp.) and the breeze was kind enough to pause a few times while I focused in. I am … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (7): Big Bird, Little Bird

On this very warm spring day (it topped 90°F), I was more than happy to take a break from the seemingly-endless rigmarole of planning, sorting, packing, discarding, and continuing to hoard certain things in our rather staggering stash of household … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (6): Friendly Photophile

It is my general policy, when I encounter outdoor critters in the house, to help them back to the natural environment in which they should be more comfortable. Just the day before yesterday I met a tiny mantis in Batty’s … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (5): Cicadian Rhythms

No, that’s not a typo in my title. I’m enjoying having stepped into summer again, here in New Zealand, and one of the essential songs of summer for me is that of the cicada. It has been warm enough that … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (4): Lobos de Mar

My blogging buddy Steve Schwartzman did a post on California’s Point Lobos the other day, in which he mentioned a colony of seals on an island in his photo. They were likely California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and I was … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (3)

I visited an old friend in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) in May 2005 and he showed me some of his favorite places in the area. One of these was Coronation Park, on western shore of Lake Ontario, from which one has … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (2): Lingering in Lipica

Having taken you to Slovenia yesterday, I’d like extend the invitation and share with you another highlight from that wonderful day. One of the stops that we made was the Lipica Stud Farm, where the world-renowned Lipizan horses are bred … Continue reading

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