Animal postings

Animal postings (including birds, insects, etc.) on AZBlog; most penguin postings are in their own inventory:

Penguin postings

and most mammoth postings in their own:

Mammoth postings

There is also a Page with shark postings:

Shark postings


11/30/09: the Komodo Dragon:

8/5/12: Snakes, worms, fish, clams, slugs:
phallic creatures

8/24/12: Nicknames and mascots:

8/25/12: Two portmanteaus:
seven-armed octopus

9/5/12: desmans:

3/20/13: Sea cucumbers:

4/2/13: Glass eels
glass eels, elvers, yellow eels

4/17/13: Penguins and tuxedos:

4/19/13: On the portmanteau watch: Boston, coyotes:

5/17/13: Vocabulary surprises:

6/25/13: terminal sire:
Suffolk sheep

7/8/13: fur:
French vison, hermine, putois

7/19/13: pizzle:

7/29/13: pure bread:

7/30/13: (little) fat sheep::

8/12/13: London Zoo animals:
chameleon, lemur, penguins

8/16/13: Ugly animal preservation:
proboscis monkey, gob-faced squid, blue-grey taildropper slug

8/23/13: Frizzles:
Frizzle chickens

8/24/13: puffins:

10/1/13: rumpless and tufted:
rumpless tufted Araucana

10/2/13: swallow-bellied and furry:
swallow-bellied mangalitsa

10/23/13: Anecdote: The eagle in the bushes:

11/5/13: animal-zilla:

11/6/13: Another animal portmanteau:

11/15/13: lionhead
lionhead rabbit

11/24/13: runners:
Runner ducks

12/9/13: This week’s penguin links:

4/6/14: Bird life:
Palo Alto bird life

4/7/14: Annals of hybridity:

4/21/14: harvestmen:

7/8/14: Pentapedal
kangaroos and their tails

7/14/14: The animal report:
elephants, a tawny owl, the giant squid, cougars

9/4/14: Three from New Scientist:
#3: giraffe weevil

9/5/14: In memoriam Martha Pigeon:
the passenger pigeon

9/13/14: Linguistic diversity among the nopalries:
the cochineal insect

9/14/14: Coneflowers and goldfinches:

9/25/14: Hedgehogs

10/1/14: Pests on the march:
Asian long-horned beetles

10/9/14: Plato — or Woody Woodpecker?:

10/19/14: Animals on duty:
emotional-support animals, service dogs

10/30/14: Communication among white-footed sportive lemurs

11/24/14: Ciao, Carpaccio!: animals in the paintings of Vittore Carpaccio

12/19/14: Fabulous creatures on television: Bertie the Bunyip, Flub-a-dub

1/14/15: batricide: bats

1/15/15: The noirwhal: narwhal

1/24/15: Shark!: sand shark

2/2/15: Back-to-back American holidays: groundhog

3/16/15: Morning name: bilharzia: Schistosoma parasite

3/26/15: Names for plumed creatures, mythical and real: hoatzin

3/27/15: Name those spiders: peacock spiders

3/29/15: Boobies: blue-footed boobies

3/31/15: Two, noctural and dactylic: pangolin, kinkajou

4/1/15: Pangolins part 2:

4/14/15: A nighmare creature: crown-of-thorns starfish

A nightmare creature

4/15/15: The panda shirt:

The panda shirt

4/16/15: Morning: C. elegans:

Morning: C. elegans

5/4/15: The names of birds:

The names of birds

especially drongos

5/5/15: Roly(-)Polies:



5/5/15: Service animals:

Service animals

5/5/15: In brief: the name of a new dinosaur:

In brief: the name of a new dinosaur

Chilesaurus diegosuarezi

5/16/15: A ring-tailed lemur type:

A ring-tailed lemur type

6/4/15: The hunted 95 per cent?:

The hunted 95 per cent?

saigas (antelopes)

6/27/15: Gay Pride:

Gay Pride

pride of lions

6/29/15: shippo:


hippopotamus (and sheep)

7/7/15: Morning name: booklouse:

Morning names: booklouse

7/8/15: Homing lizards:

Homing lizards


7/13/15: findependence:



7/13/15: Soothing boxes: or the pleasures of corrugation:

Soothing boxes: or the pleasures of corrugation

cats in boxes

7/17/15: trophyllaxis:


yellowjacket wasps

7/25/15: Morning names: naked mole rat, Penn Palestra:

Morning names: naked mole rat, Penn Palestra

naked mole rat

7/27/15:Misleadingly named animals:

Misleadingly named animals

8 animals with names that are putatively misleading

7/27/15: Primate testicle size:

Primate testicle size

the northern giant mouse lemur

8/8/15: Morning name: Culebra:

Morning name: Culebra

anoles and birds on Culebra

8/13/15: Briefly: ‘ware frog!:

Briefly: ‘ware frog!

venomous frogs in Brazil

8/15/15: Crab feast:

Crab feast

snow crabs, king crabs, and related creatures; crab lice

8/23/15: Kraken! And GEICO!:

Kraken! And GEICO!

the fabulous creature the Kraken

8/24/15: All things shark:

All things shark

review of shark postings

8/28/15: Return to the crab feast:

Return to the crab feast

more crabs: blue crabs, blue swimmer crabs

9/2/15: Scientists at play:

Scientists at play

animal genitalia on #junkoff

9/3/15: Flintstone days:

Flintstone days

fabulous animals: Barbapapas, the Shmoo

9/12/15: Chaste trees and jumping spiders:

Chaste trees and jumping spiders

jumping spiders (Salticidae)

9/27/15: Vicious wombats:

Vicious wombats


10/2/15: lubbers:


lubber grasshoppers

10/17/15: That’s a moray:

That’s a moray


10/18/15: Morning: monotreme, marsupial:

Morning: monotreme, marsupial

monotremes, marsupials; platypus, echidna, various marsupials

10/24/15: Morning silverfish:

Morning silverfish

howler monkeys, dermestid beetles, silverfish

11/4/15: Moving pest news:

Moving pest news

nut weevil

11/8/15: ExtenZe:


velvet antlers of deer

11/11/15: The water frog, the ground squirrel, and the little thrush:

The water frog, the ground squirrel, and the little thrush

American bullfrog, Eastern chipmunk, little thrush

11/22/15: big game:

big game

game animals

11/28/15: Pearls POP:

Pearls POP


12/8/15: Anderson Cooper as a silver wolverine Animorph:

Anderson Cooper as a silver wolverine Animorph


12/27/15: Morning name: Kakadu:

Morning name: Kakadu


1/5/16: The news for penises, issue #1 of 2016:

The news for penises, issue #1 of 2016

horse, candiru

2/7/16: The news for, um, monkeys;

The news for, um, monkeys

3/17/16: Morning name: javelina:

Morning name: javelina

the peccary

3/24/16: The invasive starling:

The invasive starling


3/30/16: Morning name: domoic acid (and Dungeness crab):

Morning name: domoic acid (plus Dungeness crab)

the Dungeness crab

4/3/16: Common names that are also descriptions:

Common names that are also descriptions

red-headed woodpecker, red-winged blackbird

4/18/16: Meet the Wieners, stampeding in buns:

Meet the Wieners, stampeding in buns


4/22/16: Joe Orlando: a cartoonist and his sea-monkeys:

Joe Orlando: a cartoonist and his sea-monkeys

brine shrimp

5/3/16: Morning names: thistles!:

Morning names: thistles!

European goldfinch

5/28/16: The snail days of summer:

The snail days of summer

snails in cartoons

6/1/16: An infestation of flies:

An infestation of flies

drain flies, fruit flies

7/9/16: A profusion of fireflies:

A profusion of fireflies

7/25/16: Our playful entomologists:

Our playful entomologists

playful taxonomic names for creatures, especially insects

8/15/16: Gross and flying squirrels, Barsotti and flying penguins:

Gross and flying penguins, Barsotti and flying squirrels

assorted animals in cartoons: penguins, squirrels, frogs, vultures

8/19/16: Pink motels, Cadillacs, etc. etc.:

Pink motels, Cadillacs, etc. etc.

pink fairy armadillo

9/6/16: Birthday times:

Birthday times

British butterflies

9/9/16: Feet in footage, pawns at the pawnshop:

Feet in footage, pawns at the pawnshop

rooks (crows)

9/12/16: Toucan, get what you want

Toucan, get what you need


10/17/16: Dog massage:

Dog massage

Shih Tzu breed of dogs

10/20/16: Tradenaming:


Zwicky le Chat, the store cat and mascot at the Parisian shop FLEUX’

11/19/16: Montalvo morning:

Montalvo morning

Pacific harbor seal

11/20/16: Blue-Emu:



12/4/16: Con Ed and the Ramona St. Squirrel Squad:

Con Ed and the Ramona St. Squirrel Squad


12/8/16: The Curious George caper:

The Curious George caper

monkeys and apes

12/20/16: It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas


1/2/17: Whimsical Park:

Whimsical Park


2/9/17: ReFo and K-Man:

ReFo and K-Man

red fox, caiman; carnivores and Carnivora

2/14/17: VDay pangolins:

VDay pangolins

2/16/17: Flagrant figures:

Flagrant figures

#2 koi pond

3/6/17: Komodo dragon day:

Komodo dragon day

3/13/17: Risible (faux-)commercial name:

Risible (faux-)commercial name

sperm whale

3/22/17: The news for beavers:

The news for beavers

beavers, crayfish

4/4/17: Quick, Bruce, the blat!:

Quick, Bruce, the blat!

the fruitbat

4/5/17: Pick your Presidential pet:

Pick your Presidential pet

Presidential pets

4/6/17: Hail to the Hyena-in-Chief:

Hail to the Hyena-in-Chief

hyenas, esp. spotted hyena and striped hyena; feliform and caniform carnivores

4/10/17: Uneasy lies the head:

Uneasy lies the head


4/17/17: Chub and chums in the morning:

Chub and chums in the morning

two fish called chub (a carp and a salmon)

4/21/17: Seahorse on a stick, GBF, and the Describe-A-Muffin Task:

Seahorse on a stick, GBF, and the Describe-A-Muffin Task

seahorses, starfish, scorpions

4/25/17: There’s always room for another penguin or two:

There’s always room for another penguin or two

penguins, kiwis; other birds of New Zealand

4/28/17: Friday word play in the comics:

Friday word play in the comics

border collies (and sheep)

5/1/17: Like a mayfly:

Like a mayfly

the mayfly

5/5/17: blue jack:

blue jack

blue jack ‘coho salmon’; Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (aquarium fish)

5/13/17: Toxic moments:

Toxic moments

rough-skinned newts, pufferfish, garter snakes; tetradotoxin

5/14/17: Chenillar moments, including frass and lepidopterism

Chenillar moments, including frass and lepidopterism

California oak moths, Western tussock moths, processionary caterpillars; lepidopterism

5/20/17: Squid Pro Quo:

Squid Pro Quo


5/23/17: Corn snakes and eggplants:

Corn snakes and eggplants

corn snakes

6/10/17: Music hath powers to repel the savage pest:

Music hath powers to repel the savage pest

chipmunks and squirrels

7/1/17: O Canada! Au Canada: le huard!:

O Canada! Au Canada: le huard!

the common loon

7/5/17: More news not for penises:

More news not for penises

male fowl, their combs and their spurs

7/17/17: Amoeba humor:

Amoeba humor

amoebas; protists

7/23/17: Codpieces on Cellblock 13:

Codpieces on Cellblock 13


7/24/17: No moths, no squirrels, no rats:

No moths, no squirrels, no rats

clothes moths, squirrels, roof rats, blue jays

7/26/17: I sing the body elastic:

I sing the body elastic

turkeys and their snoods

8/9/17: Further adventures in cartoon understanding:

Further adventures in cartoon understanding

beaver in #1, duck decoys in #5 and 6

8/13/17: Hold me:

Hold me

ThunderShirt for dogs

8/13/17: Fungus gnats:

Fungus gnats

and gnats

8/14/17: Two European estates in America:

Two European estates in America

Monarch butterflies and other pollinator creatures (bees, bats, hummingbirds)

9/1/17: On the food watch: iguanas:

On the food watch: iguanas

9/2/17: Bosco 3:

Bosco 3

dogs named Bosco

9/6/17: Birthday notes:

Birthday notes

Indian runner ducks

9/9/17: Runner ducks, runner beans, rubber ducks:

Runner ducks, runner beans, rubber ducks

Indian runner ducks

9/15/17: A marmot sang in Graubünden meadows

A marmot sang in Graubünden meadows

Alpine marmots; and beavers, groundhogs, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, squirrels, chipmunks, capybaras, pocket gophers

9/23/17: Bear chairs:

Bear chairs


9/24/17: A sapsucking planthopper:

A sapsucking planthopper

spotted lanternfly

9/26/17: Black bread and pickled herring:

Black bread and pickled herring


10/30/17: Herons in the garden:

Herons in the garden


11/1/17: Puns and portmanteaus, polar bears and hippos:

Puns and portmanteaus, polar bears and hippos

11/24/17: The pun within the pun:

The pun within the pun

border collies

3/9/18: On the Slugwatch:

On the Slugwatch

banana slugs

3/13/18: Mistakes in avian medicine:

Mistakes in avian medicine

ravens and crows

3/14/18: Pi Day 2018:

Pi Day 2018


3/23/18: Gayupid’s Arrow: We are everywhere, and now you are too:

Gayupid’s Arrow: We are everywhere, and now you are too

fire ants

4/22/18: Pestilences in Pa. Dutch country:

Pestilences in Pa. Dutch country

spotted lanternfly, brown marmorated stinkbug; and other insect pests

4/25/18: polydactyly:


polydactylic cats

4/30/18: Meadowland fauna!:

Meadowland fauna!

black-tailed jackrabbit

5/7/18: Land of Encroachment: the lizards:

Land of Encroachment: the lizards


5/8/18: mailman lady:

mailman lady

Lizard Lady Reptiles

5/20/18: The egg patrol: plastic to porcelain:

The egg patrol: plastic to porcelain

wrens, finch

5/21/18: bunny ears:

bunny ears

rabbit/bunny, donkey/ass

5/29/18: Chez Le Fourmilier:

Chez Le Fourmilier

anteateaters, ants, lobsters

5/29/18: It’s alive!:

6/2/18: Panic in Quercy Park:

Panic in Quercy Park

falcon, lizard with querque in their Sp. names

6/29/18: Swiss spin-off: herringbone tweed:

Swiss spin-off: herringbone tweed


7/3/18: Annals of edibilia: Hissing Cockroach, Severed Genitals:

Annals of edibilia: Hissing Cockroach, Severed Genitals

#3 Madagascar hissing cockroaches; #12 turban snails

7/12/18: Golden Meanies:

Golden Meanies

dogs: golden retriever, golden Labrador

7/20/28: Jurassic Jeff:

Jurassic Jeff

dinosaurs; common reed frog

7/25/18: Death by staircase:

Death by staircase

SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel

7/28/18: The ants are my friends?:

The ants are my friends?

carpenter ants

8/2/18: Advances in phobology:

Advances in phobology

ducks, geese, swans; the family Anatidae

8/4/18: Cultural knowledge:

Cultural knowledge

squirrels, dogs

8/8/18: The elephant in therapy:

The elephant in therapy

elephant cartoons

8/16/18: Central Shark:

Central Shark

Sharknado Week on the SyFy Channel

8/16/18: Rainbow. Sharks. Rainbow sharks.:

Rainbow. Sharks. Rainbow sharks.

sharks; #7 dolphins; #6 rainbow shark

8/30/18: Mandarin orange at the Malamute Saloon:

Mandarin orange at the Malamute Saloon

Alaskan Malamute

9/1/18: Stick insects and tree crickets:

Stick insects and tree crickets

these, and field crickets

9/4/18: Brush away the blue-tailed skink:

Brush away the blue-tailed skink

9/17/18: The news for shoes:

The news for shoes

the women’s footwear company Wanda Panda; its logo the toucan

10/9/18: Nomenclature as destiny:

Nomenclature as destiny

passenger pigeons and carrier pigeons

10/23/18: Use skate in a sentence:

Use skate in a sentence

skates, the cartilaginous fish

10/31/18: Revisiting 19: more proxy names:

Revisiting 19: more proxy names

the weasel

11/3/18: News for pumpkins: art and science:

News for pumpkins: art and science

evolution of elephantids (and cucurbits)

11/10/18: Cartoon understanding in parallel worlds:

Cartoon understanding in parallel worlds

woodpeckers, esp. the pileated woodpecker

11/25/18: Morning at the bottom of the sea:

Morning at the bottom of the sea

benthic creatures, esp. worms; polychaetes; priapulida

11/29/18: A grotesque word:

A grotesque word

gars / garfish

11/29/18: OBH information:

OBH information


12/2/18: Note: the insect apocalypse:

Note: the insect apocalypse

12/5/18: News for bears: St. Corbinian:

News for bears: St. Corbinian

12/5/18: News for (massive) dogs: St. Bernard of Menthon:

News for (massive) dogs: St. Bernard of Menthon

St. Bernard dogs (and a few bears)

12/8/18: News for bears: cities of bears:

News for bears: cities of bears

Bern(e), Switzerland; Big Bear City and Los Osos CA

12/10/18: Understanding Bizarro:

Understanding Bizarro

bats as insectivores; various bat-eating creatures, especially Mexican rat snakes

12/13/18: The corten zoo of Fernando Suárez Reguera:

The corten zoo of Fernando Suárez Reguera

4 animal sculptures; plus a Deborah Butterfield horse sculpture

12/26/18: Four presents:

Four presents

otter in #4, various ceramic animals in #1 and #8

1/6/19: Annals of goofy kitchenware:

Annals of goofy kitchenware

brontosaurs and apatosaurs; plesiosaurs; fictional animals (Loch Ness Monster)

1/19/19: The poetry corner:

The poetry corner

allusion to the life history of the liver fluke in the first poem

1/20/19: Know your Prideful polarites:

Know your Prideful polarites

penguins and polar bears

1/22/19: Squirrely:


Squirrel Appreciation Day

1/28/19: Phil comes out:

Phil comes out

groundhogs (and Groundhog Day)

1/29/19: A camelid from darkest Peru:

A camelid from darkest Peru

llamas and other camelids

2/5/19: Aquatic carpentry:
hammerhead sharks; sawfish

2/11/19: Age cannot wither them:

Age cannot wither them

milk snakes, corn snakes, venomous snakes similar to them

3/3/19: Another hybrid food, no portmanteau name:

Another hybrid food, no portmanteau name

biches ‘does’ and bitches

3/3/19: The didactyl anteater, Anteater D, aka The Antedater:

The didactyl anteater, Anteater D, aka The Antedater

the Silky Anteater, Cyclopes didactylus

3/14/19: Caribou with a pair:

Caribou with a pair

caribou and reindeer

3/26/19: They might be herons:

They might be herons

great blue heron, Indian cobra

3/30/19: News for carnivorous penises:

News for carnivorous penises

mottled false moray (Chlopsis dentatus), sea cucumbers with anal teeth

4/10/19: Crunching the festive rabbits:

Crunching the festive rabbits

Tyrannosaurus rex (and other theropods)

4/11/19: Monsters and their Peeps:

Monsters and their Peeps

theropods, Komodo dragons, snakes, lizards, crocodilians

4/18/19: Le Pingouin aux Parapluies Roses:

Le Pingouin aux Parapluies Roses

penguins, puffins, auks

5/9/19: Annals of inadvertently cute creatures:

Annals of inadvertently cute creatures

leaf sheep sea slug; sea bunnies (also sea slugs)

5/15/19: News for penguins: the misread petrel:

News for penguins: the misread petrel

giant petrels

5/15/19: The larval menace in their tents:

The larval menace in their tents

tent caterpillars, tarantulas

5/18/19: Ostentatiously playful allusions:

Ostentatiously playful allusions


5/21/19: Das Wappen:

5/25/19: High 5 from a bison:

High 5 from a bison


5/29/19: On the dog food watch:

On the dog food watch

dogs in Kibbles ‘n Bits ads

6/3/19: The dog of ivy:

The dog of ivy


6/25/19: Torus! Torus! Torus!:

Torus! torus! torus!

the bull as symbol

6/29/19: A bit more reaping:

A bit more reaping

brim, the fish

7/26/19: On the lawn:

On the lawn


9/8/19: Greetings:


green sea turtles

9/30/19: The sea eagle:

The sea eagle

sea eagles in Norway

10/15/19: Sharing your penguin:

Sharing your penguin

leopard seals

10/19/19: Another Griffithian mantra:

Another Griffithian mantra

catnip and cat toys

11/6/19: The Russian sardines are coming!:

The Russian sardines are coming!


11/8/19: The lizard on the 101:

The lizard on the 101

alligator lizards

11/16/19: Toadsuck catfish:

Toadsuck catfish


11/21/19: Here’s to adorable Gina:

Here’s to adorable Gina

elasmobranches; lingcod; giant isopod; woodlice

12/13/19: Two actor POP days:

Two actor POP days

Russell terriers

12/13/19: Revisiting 39: penis fish on California beaches:

Revisiting 39: penis fish on California beaches

the spoon worm (aka penis fish) Urechis caupo

12/25/19: Revisiting 40: Bird X:

Revisiting 40: Bird X

birds with names beginning wth X, especially the xenops

1/3/20: The penguinocalypse:

The penguinocalypse

penguins, leopard seals, big cats (lions, in particular), wolves

1/13/20: Just one peanut:

Just one peanut

elephants and peanuts

1/19/20: An infestation:

An infestation

pests, vermin, invasives, infestations

1/21/20: A squirrel in the hand:

A squirrel in the hand

Squirrel Appreciation Day

1/31/20: Early February herbivores:

Early February herbivores

groundhogs / woodchucks

2/1/20: Revisiting 42: stalked by a giant anthropomorphic squirrel:

Revisiting 42: stalked by a giant anthropomorphic squirrel

giant Malabar squirrels

2/10/20: Basil Ratburn:

Basil Ratburn

the rat as zodiacal symbol

2/20/20: Warren swings (like a gecko tail do):

Warren swings (like a gecko tail do)

the leopard gecko

2/24/20: Eel-eater and his kind:

Eel-eater and his kind

the rainbow snake

3/15/20: Higashi Day cartoon 5: hoods and newts:

Higashi Day cartoon 5: hoods and newts

newts, esp. Taricha granulosa, the extremely toxic rough-skinned newt

3/16/20: Higashi Day cartoon 6: Pi Day cartoon understanding:

Higashi Day cartoon 6: Pi Day cartoon understanding

frogs and snakes

3/19/20: Buzz me, baby:

Buzz me, baby


3/24/20: The predictable blend error:

The predictable blend error


3/27/20: Chez Le Formulier II:

Chez Le Fourmilier II


4/1/20: Annals of sexual slang: peacocks:

Annals of sexual slang: peacocks


4/3/20: The triune Emperor of the Swamp: a muskrat, a fox, and a bear:

The triune Emperor of the Swamp: a muskrat, a fox, and a bear


4/10/20: Martin Van Buren, feeding nachos to a hyperactive squirrel:

Martin Van Buren, feeding nachos to a hyperactive squirrel

squirrels and bats

5/1/20: Trois lapins pour le premer mai:

Trois lapins pour le premier mai

rabbits, frogs

5/4/20: Our reclusive pangolinists:

Our reclusive pangolinists


5/20/20: Minimalist, and sometimes anti-bacterial:

Minimalist, and sometimes anti-bacterial

Merino sheep

6/9/20: The June flora and fauna report:

The June flora and fauna report

absence of birds and creatures on my patio; roof rats, squirrels, skunks, LBJs (little brown jobs – birds), dust baths, bird feeders, snails

6/21/20: Gay hedgehog:

Gay hedgehog


6/27/20: Meet the Jays:

Meet the Jays

California scrub jays (and other jays)

6/28/20: Bark if you’re Swiss:

Bark if you’re Swiss

Swiss Mountain Dogs

7/3/20: Variability: juncos:

Variability: juncos

jays, mourning doves, and (mostly) juncos

7/5/20: Budgies on the roadside:

Budgies on the roadside


7/6/20: Suicidal cats:

Suicidal cats

7/7/20: Navy flamingos and roseate spoonbills:

Navy flamingos and roseate spoonbills

7/19/20: Birdland:


penguins; scrub jays, juncos, mourning doves, house finches

7/25/20: The Chinese squeaky-pen dog:

The Chinese squeaky-pen dog

the Shar Pei

8/9/20: August flora and fauna:

August flora and fauna

notably: oak titmice, dark-eyed juncos

8/17/20: Peacocking:



8/21/20: Moments of charm:

Moments of charm

Gulf Coast toads

8/25/20: Creature log in the smoke times:

Creature log in the smoke times

squirrels, various birds on the patio

8/26/20: Litte brown birds:

Little brown birds

California towhees, house wrens, song sparrows

9/5/20: More for the birds:

More for the birds


9/27/20: Giovanna Garzoni:

Giovanna Garzoni

creatures (esp. insects) in the still lifes by 17th-century artist Garzoni

10/21/20: Unsettling still lifes:
rays and skates

10/21/20: Three comforting presents:
a bird feeder pole system

10/26/20: Patio report 10/25/20:
bird feeder photos, with birds

10/30/20: Can I get you a vole or two?:

1/12/21: Mating strategies:
same-sex behavior in animals

1/18/21: Two reflections on rats:
roof rats, rice field rats

2/4/21: Two from the 2/8/21 New Yorker:

2/9/21: The octocrat:

2/12/21: Celebrating Vanetne’s Day 1: the baleen whales:
krill, baleen whales

2/13/21: Taming the bull:

2/20/21: Three remarkable named men’s fragrances:
sperm whale, rock hyrax

2/22/21: The gigantic toad:
cane toads

2/24/21: The bristly brute:
the Standard Schnauzer

4/7/21: Assuming the position:
lordosis in dogs and other mammals

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