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elizabethclaret:

yvonneemilie:

birdandmoon:

(Original is on my site here.)

I’m sorry, I try to not run over animals as much as possible

but how the fuck am I supposed to see a salamander on a rainy day, or hell, a rainy night?   Especially when I’m trying to watch the road and not, you know, crash and die.  Those things are small. And it can be really dangerous to stop suddenly on a wet road. 

If I do manage to see a frog or salamander in the road and it is safe for me to try to stop, I will.  But if it isn’t, then oh well.  I’m going to try to stay alive over saving a salamander. 

Yeah I’m not going to go out of my way to hurt one, but there is no way in hell I am going to see that at night, especially here where it rains ALL THE TIME.

Good luck, salamanbro….

I’m definitely not advocating swerving for salamanders - I should’ve worded this better. Salamanders don’t cross everywhere, but just at localized spots in certain parts of the country. Many towns close those roads. Here’s a very concrete way to help salamanders. Please stay safe!

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I love salamanders, so I made this photo comic. (Original is on my site here.)

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Baby bird season is arriving soon. Last year I made a chart that suggests what to do if you find a baby songbird (or, um, relative) out of its nest.

In response to some requests from wildlife rehabbers (aka my heroes), I’ve put two free English printable PDFs on my site. If you find them useful and are able, support me by grabbing something in my store.

Also, many many thanks to Rose Marie Menacho (Facebook group) for the Spanish translation, cgleason for design tweaks, and Alain M (@EcoCit) for the French translation!!

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Whew, done! Here’s a poster of western North American bird sound mnemonics. This one and my eastern one are in my store. Original is on my site here.

Whew, done! Here’s a poster of western North American bird sound mnemonics. This one and my eastern one are in my store. Original is on my site here.

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This weekend I found myself chatting with a lemur expert and learning about plans to save these unbelievably interesting critters. To find out more, see this press release, this report, and the Duke Lemur Center. Comic here.

This weekend I found myself chatting with a lemur expert and learning about plans to save these unbelievably interesting critters. To find out more, see this press release, this report, and the Duke Lemur Center. Comic here.

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Biology valentines! I made a new one about the adorable and amazing relationship between capybaras and several bird species. I’m also including last year’s valentines. Much love and frondness to all!

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I’ve been busy, but I managed to make some more progress on the western bird mnemonics poster. Here are the “answers” to that last image. Not pictured: a partly finished burrowing owl, olive-sided flycatcher, and more!

I’ve been busy, but I managed to make some more progress on the western bird mnemonics poster. Here are the “answers” to that last image. Not pictured: a partly finished burrowing owl, olive-sided flycatcher, and more!

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Forgive the repost, but lots of folks are talking about Obama’s comments on climate change tonight, so I thought I’d add some quotes that I think are pretty impactful.

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I started a new Tumblr for my nature field notes and photos in northeastern North America. Follow if you like candid shots of salamanders!

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My friend Chris Taylor makes the best keychains. Many of them unfold to reveal internal structure, and they all come with fact sheets. I had trouble picking a few to show, because they are all amazing!