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Channel Gulls and Yard Plants

A colorful mix of bryophytes colonized soil below a tree I planted last year Gulls continued in good numbers in the channel. I made a trip to look for anything unusual, and spotted the Slaty-backed Gull that was there yesterday. … Continue reading

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Lonely Limpet

A lone white cap limpet (Acmaea mitra) stood out on a small rock covered dark with algae in the middle of an expanse of sand. While by no means a large sandy beach, I do not think of limpets as … Continue reading

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Rail Quest

Unable to look for the Virginia Rail after it was seen yesterday, I was prepared to dedicate some time to the effort today.  Clear skies and cold temperatures prevailed – I think it’s now been a full week since the … Continue reading

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Sandy Beach Observations

Overcast this morning soon gave way to clearing skies. Despite the overcast, there was little change from the cold temperatures that have prevailed for nearly a full week now. Although winds were light, what breeze there was felt very cold … Continue reading

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Walk to the Park

Curious about the temperature, I briefly ventured out of bed around 6:30 this morning. The sky was light, but the sun not yet high enough to be shining directly on anything I could see, the thermometer I have here was … Continue reading

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Sunny Day, Crescent Moon

Although the weather cleared up again today, I was busy with multiple calls for work, and only had a short time outside. In order to have a comparison for an odd Lobaria I picked up yesterday, I walked up to … Continue reading

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