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  1. Sprites of San Francisco: Anna’s Hummingbird

    From David at Incidental Naturalist: “The bird is beautiful at all times, but the blaze, that only shows when struck by sunlight at the perfect angle, takes it to a new level. . . . Add a few droplets of sun and magic occurs.”

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  2. The Gospel According to Scruffy

    Jane Barter meditates on losing her pet dog: “I tried to sing his name again…but my voice sounded strange; I can no longer find the right note. I realize I will never say his name rightly again; that his proper name must now become silence…”

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  3. The Screaming Hairy Armadillo of Yore

    TwilightBeasts digs into the evolution of armadillos, revealing the existence of the pink fairy armadillo, the screaming hairy armadillo, as well as a species so large it used huge claws to create burrows in rock. Yes, rock.

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  4. The Most Valuable Thing for People Is the Emotional Connection They’ve Made

    Dr. Kaeli Swift studies the intelligence and behavior of crows. On her blog, Corvid Research, she’s fostered a community of people from all over the world, joined by their shared fascination for these birds.

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    Photo by Jacob Gaposchkin
  5. Rainbow Bee Eaters at the Old Quarry

    Chris Spiker’s watercolor is so rich and detailed, you might mistake it for one of his photographs.

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    By Chris Spiker
  6. Love Is Love Is Love

    Valentine’s Day is a few days away, and with it the deluge of flowers and candy. But as these bloggers and sites show us, there are lots of ways — and people — to love.

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  8. Orion Magazine

    Through writing and art that explore the connection between nature and culture, Orion magazine inspires new thinking about how humanity might live on Earth justly, sustainably, and joyously.

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  10. OCEARCH

    Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project to geared to helping scientists collect previously unattainable data on animal movements from deep in the world’s oceans.

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  11. How to Avoid Three Common Website Mistakes When Selling Your Cat-Themed Tarot Decks

    A few simple tweaks can turn a functional website into a lovely, welcoming, and visually coherent one.

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    Image via The Considerate Cat
  12. Corvid Research

    Dr. Kaeli Swift studies crows, jays, and other bird species in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., and shares updates and stories that engage an audience of bird-lovers and experts alike.

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  13. Hakai Magazine

    Hakai Magazine explores our changing world through stories on oceans, coastlines, and marine life, written by today’s leading — and most engaging — scientists and environmentalists.

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  14. The Old Chokecherry Tree (and Raw Apricot Cheesecake)

    Montana-based blogger Kristin shows how a single post can be more than one thing — in this case, a lovely musing on seasonal change, a collection of gorgeous photography, and a vegan cheesecake recipe.

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