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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. 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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  7. Jewel in the Jungle: Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs

    Deep in Panama’s rainforests, wildlife blogger David (aka the Incidental Naturalist), fulfills a childhood dream: to see the strawberry poison-dart frog in its natural habitat.

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  8. A Beast for the Ages

    Why do we love (and fear, and kill) polar bears with so much intensity? At Longreads, Michael Engelhard, a wilderness guide and anthropologist, looks into the Arctic predator’s grip on our imagination.

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  9. Majestic Creature

    We love how pen and ink artist Q. Rumbley uses the pointillism technique to create gorgeous detail in this work-in-process sketch of an elephant.

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  10. An Adventure with Toby the Wonderdog

    Toby and his human companion explore and climb the Roaches in England.

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  11. Essay: Sorrow for the Wings

    Writer Shawn McClure remembers baby chicks: “In the basement of his old farmhouse, my grandfather had a brooder. It looked like a multi-storied apartment building for chicks. They would crowd around the light bulb for heat, like yellow electrons darting around a red nucleus.”

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  12. In Memory of Sid or Alex

    What do you do when you know your aged goldfish is dying? You write about him. “I believe every animal deserves to have its story heard. So this has been the memoir of Sid or Alex, the 14-year-old goldfish who died on February 24th, 2018. He was a good fish.”

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  13. Sheikh of the Skies

    What do you do when pigeons are plaguing the guests at a luxury hotel in Dubai? You send in the falcons and the falconer to chase them away.

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  14. One More Christmas

    Blogger Ann is especially grateful to have one more Christmas with her beloved dog, Lucy. “And the fact that Lucy will get at least one more chance to find the special present that Santa Dog left under the tree will just make this Christmas that much sweeter.”

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    Photo by Ann Coleman
  15. An Andaluz Art: Horse Riding in Jerez de la Frontera

    Tim Ginty profiles Juan Rubio Martínez, a veteran rider at the Andalusian Royal School of Equestrian Art: “It’s said that the horse transmits the character of the person.”

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