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Title: Beauty and Grace of Animals in Nature
Post by: AGelbert on November 22, 2016, 08:13:02 pm

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Title: Re: The Beauty and Grace of Animals in Nature
Post by: AGelbert on January 10, 2018, 03:06:01 pm

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Title: Re: The Beauty and Grace of Animals in Nature
Post by: AGelbert on April 05, 2018, 08:13:35 pm
Simple Graphic Shows You Exactly What to Do If You See a Raccoon Out During the Daytime  8)


Seeing an animal we believe to be nocturnal during the day can throw us for a loop. It may seem like such animals never leave their dens during the day – but the reality is different. Coventry Wildlife Rescue recently shared some helpful information about what to do if you ever see a fox 🦊 or a raccoon 🐺 in the light of day and wonder if they need help.


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Title: What’s the Difference Between 🐻 Grizzly Bears and 🐻 Brown Bear?
Post by: AGelbert on December 04, 2019, 03:59:42 pm

What’s the Difference Between 🐻 Grizzly Bears and 🐻 Brown Bears?  (

Emily is Marketing Coordinator at Natural Habitat Adventures. She is a Colorado College graduate with a background in anthropology and wildlife conservation. She has explored 19 countries, including a wildlife-focused gap year in South Africa and Zimbabwe, a student photography expedition to the Galapagos, and college courses in Italy and India where she wrote about culture and mythology.

© Peter Derrington

Brown bears, commonly called grizzlies, have long evoked fascination. These intelligent mammals display dynamic behaviors that inspire onlookers with a myriad of questions. At some point, one may wonder which is the correct term for Ursus arctos—grizzly or brown bear?


The difference is regional: bears found inland are referred to as grizzlies, while those on the coasts are known as brown bears. Grizzlies are actually a subspecies of brown bear, Ursus arctos horribilis, found in dense forests, alpine meadows and mountain valleys. The principal distinctions of the grizzly are its physical appearance and diet. It takes its name from the ‘grizzled’ blonde-tipped fur that grows along its shoulders and back. Inhabiting interior areas such as Yellowstone or Denali, grizzlies forage for plants such as grasses, glacier lilies, whitebark pinenuts, biscuit root, horsetail, false truffles, clover, dandelions, spring-beauty and globe huckleberries. They fish cutthroat trout from streams and eat worms, moths and ants. They also scavenge the carcasses of wolf kills and prey upon elk calves and the occasional bison.

© Lisa Sidorsky

Meanwhile, coastal brown bears have a fatty, salmon-rich diet, which is why those found along the Alaska Peninsula are the largest in the world. While all brown bears are resourceful, opportunistic feeders, vegetation play a much smaller role in the feeding habits of bears living along the shoreline. They will, however, supplement their diet with razor, butter and steamer clams they dig up on the tidal flats, as well as sedges, flowers, roots and berries.

© Brad Josephs

Because a large bulk of their diet is vegetarian, grizzlies tend to be smaller than their relatives on the coast, who feast on the bounty of salmon runs. Brown bears on the shores of Alaska can reach massive proportions, weighing up to 1,650 pounds and standing 9 feet tall on hind feet. Bears that lack these marine reserves weigh far less, typically between 200 and 700 pounds. In addition to variations in size, it has been suggested that there are temperamental differences. Due to competition over a less abundant food supply and the need for a more extensive home range, inland grizzlies seem to react more aggressively to other bears and humans.

© Mona Wong                                    © Benjamin Spalding

Katmai National Park is home to approximately 2,200 colossal brown bears. Watch these mighty giants fish for spawning salmon and forage in flowery meadows on Natural Habitat Adventure’s Great Alaskan Grizzly Encounter and Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari.

© Alek Komarnitsky

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Title: ✨ Beauty and 🦋 Grace of Animals in Nature 🐸
Post by: AGelbert on March 30, 2020, 12:43:59 pm

Bizarre animal appearances
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Animals shock us with the most bizarre appearances - some even look like they've been dressing up. But the weird and wonderful shapes and colours of nature are vital to the animals' lives. Sometimes they're disguised to help blend in, other times they are designed to stand out and show off. But whether it's a monkey in make-up or a salamander's toxic stripes, the weird and wonderful outfits enable the creature to thrive.

The obvious place to start exploring animal outfits is the colourful parrots. The birds dazzling hues are not all caused by pigment, but more a clever reflection of the light. Bright, vibrant plumage is very attractive to a bird of the opposite sex - it demonstrates that the wearer is in good health, but surprisingly the main function of their bold markings is camouflage. (

There is an alternative to blending in. Some animals use colourful costumes to make themselves stand out. In the case of bold and bright tree frogs and salamanders, it's to warn would be attackers of toxins in their skins.

Intimidation can also be used in the mating game, when a male wants to make himself bigger and more intimidating to his competitors. Many birds flaunt elaborate plumage to make themselves look more dramatic. The king of courting costume though is the peacock. With a two metre tail span, covered in colourful, eyelike markings, he's hard to ignore. But while some creature costumes are easy to explain, others remain a mystery.

Animals dressing up might seem colourful to us, but perhaps it's not so strange - there is no species that enjoys putting on a costume as much as we do! ( (

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Title: (4K) Breathtaking 🐦Colorful Birds of the Rainforest - 1HR Wildlife Nature Film + Jungle Sounds in UH
Post by: AGelbert on April 15, 2020, 09:48:12 pm
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Watch On-Demand (No Watermark or Ads) @ | BUY @ | ABOUT: A new video that bird lovers and cats will equally love, "Birds of the Rainforest" presents viewers with a stunning mix of birds and other wildlife from the rainforests of the world, paired with the relaxing sounds of birds - no music. A collaboration between Nature Relaxation Films and collaborator John of Light, it's a great way to see the wonders of the rainforest from the comfort of your home. Viewers will enjoy Macaws, Parrots, Toucans, Hummingbirds, and many other exotic species - even some cute lizards, insects and flowers (  Presented in 4K UHD, it's a colorful and ultra high resolution way to make the most of your big screen TV!  MORE INFO / LINKS:

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Title: The Graceful American Woodcock is funny too!
Post by: AGelbert on November 03, 2021, 01:39:44 pm

Funky American Woodcock

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This male American woodcock has some glide in his stride and some dip in his hip. Here he is performing an early morning "sky dance" to woo the woodcock ladies in springtime at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.

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( Agelbert NOTE: Vermont takes very seriously the defense of this graceful bird.


Nov 2 2021, 3:39 PM

Colchester man gets year in prison ( for migratory bird and firearm violations


Jeremiah Ruhl, 46, pleaded guilty in September 2019 to illegally killing a crow and woodcock without a license and unlawful possession of a turkey vulture without a permit. All three birds are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.