Have you witnessed wildlife in your own backyard? Have you been tracking bird migrations, or have you witnessed seasonal temperatures affecting wildlife? Have you just seen strange wildlife behavior in general? We want to hear from you!
On 4/23/2015 Lauryn Lace wrote:
I'm in the process of buying 48 acres between opelousas and sunset, in Louisiana. Over half of the property is wetlands, it's been vacant for 10 years or so. Driving my atv to check out the wetlands and came up on what I thought was a coyote, im very familiar with all wildlife, and I knew that what I seen was very tall and built and seemed wise. Truly the most beautiful animal I've ever came across! His coat was a beautiful shade of red and his body was bigger than a full grown German Shepherd. I did some research and found that Red Wolves did reside in Louisiana but became extinct in 1985. Looking at pictures online,i am most certain that I seen a Red Wolf. I also came across a pair of Canadian Geese that made the front pond there home. Also the wetlands to the back of property along the bayou side looked like a garbage wasteland which truly disgusted me, how can someone not help out by cleaning up. I felt sorry for the wildlife having to live in a environment trashed by humans. I can't wait to start making a change for them, my heart is overwhelmed with excitement. I am a wildlife supportor and animal lover. I can't wait to buy this property and turn it into something so beautiful, for the earth and for all her living beauty and creations that this world seems to forget all about these days.
On 4/7/2015 hillary wrote:
I have been observing a barn owl that has been visiting my house every night for a month now. Last night I happen to be sitting outside stargazing when the owl came and first landed on its usual perch at the corner of my garage, then it flew over to the table next to me and landed. I didn't know what to do so I just continued looking up at the stars. I then looked at her in her eyes and she nodded her head and flew away. Is that her saying she knows that I see her every night? Was she bringing me a sign? Why did she come and land by me? These are the questions that have been wracking my brain since last night. I also work at Wildlife Care here in Sacramento, Is it possible that she was an owl that I have nursed back to health and released. Was she thanking me? I don't think I will ever know, but I am quite certain that I had a beautiful night.
On 3/7/2015 Sarah wrote:
For the past 3 or 4 years I have been committed to a photo challenge. I live on the Olympic Peninsula, WA but normally have no transportation outside city limits. So I decided to see how many species of wild birds I could photograph from the locations within a mile or so of the bus routes. Since I am moving for college soon I decided to see what the total number of species with the ID confirmed was (there are some I still have to confirm). From the city bus route I've photographed 93 species, 20 of which I found on my college campus within a week. I hope to bring this total to 100 before I leave but either way I don't regret a moment of it and look forward to starting a new list.
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