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This group is for bird lovers & watchers, featuring birds,and all gods creatures,, and we can wander away from gods creations from time to time...lol..
But birds and animals are the focus of this group if you are a person who gets excited when your favorite birds have returned from a long winter elsewhere..or a long summer elsewhere...then this groups for you...if you love watching your squirrels, coons, wild turkeys, etc...then this is the group to share your experiences with..and we can share about our experiences about other animals as well..:)
After checking out other groups and their descriptions and rules, I realized I hadn't included any rules..lol..well I do want this to be a very fun loving group..sooooo...with that in mind..I expect all members of this group to be polite and respectful at all times...if ya have to wonder or question yourself about writing it here...??? Don't write it here...any behavior that I deem Inappropriate or disrespectful will be removed...in this group once is all you get...I am the easiest person to get along with...let's keep it that way...now that I've got that out there...let's have fun and maybe even learn some things along the way...I would also like to point out that I appreciate each and every one of my group members...thank you...:)
LETS HAVE FUN PEOPLES...:)
Friday, October 14 at 10:58 AM
pelican's are still here, but I expect them to leave soon too. not seeing geese down at the marina, but lots of honking overhead. buzzards are circling....keep twitching lol
the world is preparing for another long sleep.......
Sep 17, 2016
the humming birds are still passing through, the orioles are gone.
geese, ducks and little birds are flocking up for their migration
the sedum is covered with butter flys
combines are slowing traffic down on the roads and harvesting the corn like giant a packman chewing up the fields
Sep 7, 2016
Today, we had chiro app'ts, she wanted to go with us. She kept shadowing me, i couldn't take 2 steps,without her. As i was putting in my contacts, i looked down, her head was on my knee. and she was staring up at me so pitiful. i laughed and told her it's ok with me "ask Dad" she immediately bounced over to Ron and started nudging his elbow with her nose! We took her along. She would rather sit in the car all day, than stay home alone 10 min. She is doing much better with us leaving her at home. Guess she has figured out, we're coming back! lol
She'll get us trained yet!
Sep 4, 2016
Females in the morning and males(TOMS), in the early evening..feeding in the freshly cut grass..:)
Whenever one of us spots them..we will say out loud to anyone we think is listening.."turkeys are out".. Lol
Will try and remember to try to get a pic later..:)
Aug 24, 2016
Fortunately, she discovered that grapes could be dangerous to canines and immediately stopped giving her fur babies their favorite frozen treat.
Experts say grapes are just one of many human foods that can make your dog ill — or worse.
“Our bodies may break down foods or other chemicals that a dog’s can’t tolerate,” Carmela Stamper, a veterinarian at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, says in a statement.
Although most dog owners know to avoid giving chocolate to Fido, other food types can also make your pooch sick. We looked at two lists — one from the FDA and another from Consumer Reports — and identified these seven foods:
Grapes, raisins and currents: Although some dogs — like my mom’s — are unaffected by these fruits, they can cause kidney failure in other canines.
Raw meat: Consuming uncooked meats — which can contain deadly bacteria like E. coli and salmonella — is a dangerous practice for both humans and dogs.
Alliums: Onions, garlic, chives and other alliums are associated with hemolytic anemia disorder, which can damage dogs’ red blood cells.
Macadamia nuts: It’s recommended that you keep your canine away from all nuts, but macadamia nuts can be especially dangerous to dogs. Why? Experts aren’t sure. “Nobody has really figured out the toxic principle here,” Martine Hartogensis, a veterinarian who works with the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, tells Consumer Reports.
Fried and fatty foods: A dog’s pancreas can become inflamed from eating overly fatty foods, which results in its organs producing enzymes that can damage intestines.
Salty snacks: If your dog consumes too much salt it can cause sodium ion poisoning, which often results in excessive thirst, fever, seizures, vomiting and diarrhea. “It’s almost like [dogs] get drunk,” Hartogensis says.
Moldy foods: Make sure your dog doesn’t have access to moldy foods in the garbage or in a compost heap.
Aug 14, 2016
I have had the opportunity to see one of these up close..just outside the picture window I used to have in my old house..we had a motion spotlight outside the picture window..and we used to keep the lights off in the dining room at night..sooo.. I had a great veiw( front row seats), and he never saw me..somehow I think he knew I was there but he couldn't see us:)
It was great..I held my breath.,and was just in awe:)
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
Other things I learned........they only lay 1 egg on a milkweed plant, there are 25 varieties of milkweed, native to the midwest. They also will NOT lay an egg on a plant that has one already, somehow, they can tell this by tasting the plant. Their usual life span is about 4 weeks, except for those born in late summer, who migrate to the ash mountains west of Mexico City, those live about 7-9 months. They are an amazing, fragile creature migrating from southern Canada to Mexico.
They are losing habitat. WE can help them with that. Planting milkweed, within our nectar plant beds, so the newly hatched have a close food source will help, being very careful with our use of insecticides/pesticides. Help your school or community plant a prairie plot, or butterfly garden.
I am already planning next years butterfly garden......won't you join me?