Category Archives: reproduction

Fireflies aren’t quitters

So I began this post with a simple observation in my yard tonight.  There are fireflies out and it’s raining.  It’s not a hard rain, but it’s definitely raining.  The fireflies (or lightning bugs) are still going at it, though, … Continue reading

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The “real” circle of life

Sure, sure, sure…you immediately think I’m talking about the Lion King.  While that number is a good one- in both the film and stage version of the show- it’s not what I’m talking about.  The circle that I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Is caudal autotomy right for you?

The title makes it sound like a pharmaceutical ad.  “Ask your doctor about caudal autotomy today.” I should follow it up with a list of possible side effects, too.  But let’s start this way…what is it?  Caudal autotomy (which does … Continue reading

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Flashdance!

First, when there’s nothing but a slow glowing dream that your fear seems to…wait a second.  I’m not actually going to provide all the lyrics.  This post isn’t about Flashdance, anyway, it’s about fireflies.  I went for a walk this … Continue reading

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Sibling rivalry (again)

Clearly, I’m in a title rut, now.  I’m willing to keep running with this theme, though, because there’s so many fun things going on right now.  Last week I was over at a friend’s house.  Sitting in his backyard, I … Continue reading

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Sibling rivalry (??)

As I’m writing this post, I’m still not sure if there’s only one chick or more than one chick in the Peregrine Falcon nest at One Well Fargo in uptown.  Haven’t heard about it, yet?  Check out the FalCam at the … Continue reading

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A bird’s eye view of parenting

Really, it is one.  My mother works in a nice, tall building in uptown Charlotte and discovered (back at the beginning of April) a pair of unknown birds hanging out on the ledge outside the 40th floor.  She has sent … Continue reading

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