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Winter Survival

During the last week about two feet of snow fell around out house. Leonard and I always marvel, as we sit in our warm house with a full pantry and freezer, at how the birds and mammals can survive the … Continue reading

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Convenient Meal

About two feet of snow has accumulated around our house (near Lookout CA Modoc County) in the last few days. Up to 30 mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) often come into the yard to eat the buds off of our shrubs … Continue reading

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Magpie Grooming Service

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Black-billed magpies (Pica hudsonia) are known for picking ticks from the backs of large mammals such as deer, elk, moose and livestock. The magpie either eats the ticks or caches the excess for later use. Unfortunately, most of the cached … Continue reading

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Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) are social animals that typically stay in groups. Females and their offspring form multi-generational herds. Only during the fawning season do these familial groups temporarily disperse. Bucks and young males either remain single or group together … Continue reading

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Interesting Composition

During this “stay-at-home” period Leonard and I hike in Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc/Lassen Counties CA) almost every day. Winter birds are leaving, summer residents are arriving and the year-round fauna continue to delight. Because of cold temperatures spring is … Continue reading

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