Monthly Archives: September 2013

Internet Naturalist – September 30, 2013

Video: Northern Goshawk Flight in Slow Motion | Audubon Magazine Blog 091613 Alisa Opar: “The northern goshawk is an incredible aerialist. The bird inhabits dense northern forests and maneuvers through impossibly tight spaces in pursuit of prey. A fierce hunter, … Continue reading

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Blue Hole, Little Miami River (1851)

You can see this painting in a darkened, ornate gallery at the Cincinnati Art Museum. And you can see the place depicted here anytime in Clifton Gorge. The scene looks surprisingly close to what Robert Duncanson saw in 1851. Trees have grown back on the hilltop where the painter stood. State park managers have built a fence with pressure-treated lumber at the river’s edge, as if it could keep skinny-dippers or immersion Baptists from wading in the water. But the river’s outflow at the painting’s focal point still looks as primordial and revelatory as the day the last glacier retreated. Continue reading

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Internet Naturalist – September 22, 2013

Sage Grouse Strut their Stuff – YouTube This video was taken at the Mount Biedeman Wilderness Study Area in the Bodie Hills. The strutting grouse sound like coffee percolators. This is one of the larger leks; BLM wildlife crew counted … Continue reading

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Internet Naturalist – September 9, 2013

Interview: John Bradshaw, Author Of ‘Cat Sense’ : NPR 090513 Cats have come a long way from being animals charged with catching mice to treasured, adorable creatures that snuggle with us in our beds. But this relatively new arrangement is … Continue reading

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Internet Naturalist – September 1, 2013

This young whooping crane is on its first fall migration, guided by an Operation Migration ultralight aircraft. Each whooper in this population wears an identification band, and many carry tracking devices that record their movements in detail. [Source:Joe Duff/Operation Migration … Continue reading

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