Birds with Baskets
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Ontogenic sequence of eastern bluebirds, Sialia sialis, from hatching to fledging. These beautiful songbirds nest in my yard every spring, and this year I wanted to record the process by taking a photograph every day as they grew. Bluebirds are very tolerant of humans, but even so I was careful to not disturb them, and since we have a slotted box (rather than a circular opening box), it was easy to slip my phone in and check up on them unobtrusively. 

It is truly fascinating to watch, on a daily basis, the ability of nature to convert insects and worms so elegantly into feathers, bone and flesh.

Eastern Bluebird (sialia sialis) and Baby on Flickr.

One of our favorite activities on the golf course is noticing the wildlife. We spotted this Eastern Bluebird and baby Bluebird in Panama City. The other day, my ball landed near the woods at Twin Rivers Golf Course. I heard a snort, then out ran mama deer and her baby, less than a foot high. Very cute. She ran a few feet and stopped and looked back at me. After a minute or so, she snorted again and they both ran off, that’s telling me!


Ohio Biomes Magazine Images: Spread 7/10

Plenty of species do best with a mix of grassland and forest! 

 Featuring: Bumblebee (Bombus spp.), Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina), rosy maple moth (Dryocampa rubicunda), wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii), Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis), and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis).

This work was completed for the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s WildOhio children’s magazine- I’ll have information about obtaining a copy of your own in about a month. As for the rest of the pages, I’ve been posting them once per day, and a roundup of all ten will go up afterward. c:

From The Woods, Into The Sky

I, Vulpes vulpes
You, Sialia sialis
And from the woods into the sky
I finally see
There is space in all things
Short distance between cars on the highway
The emptiness of atoms
A call home, not received
Does separation divide or multiply
When I am alone do I not become
A collaboration of the things we made
Just to feel like there is someone who will listen to me
(Yet I have continuous reply)
For you left codes in art
In your letters
In the places we would go
The things we saw
The moments we loved
You taught me much and among them
There are holes in all things
A universe of nothing
With specks of life surrounding
Gaps between my fingers
Where yours rested better

Poppermost Productions has announced that the open-world winter sports title SNOW will release on PS4. The game, which is already available on PC, is a free-to-play title, where players roam around Sialia, the open-world mountain setting for SNOW. Sialia contains over 20 unique areas, allowing players to spend countless hours exploring steep cliffs, dense forests and village areas. As players explore and participate in activities, XP will be earned, which can be used to unlock more content. Players will also have the option to fully customize their character, with hundreds of items available for their character including gloves, googles, helmets, skis, and more. Skiing will be available when SNOW launches on PS4, with snowboarding and other winter sports being added on in the future. No release date has been set for SNOW on PS4 at this time. 🎮👍😊