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  • Popular Eastern Towhee Whistle Call - and a Bunny!

    Eastern Towhee Whistle Call - and a Bunny!

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    Eastern Towhees are one of the most outgoing Backyard Birds in the Mountains of North Carolina as Ms Bunny will attest. Known for their famous "Drink Your Tea" song - they have a habit of making a high-pitched cheerful whistle call while they forage on th

  • Popular Downy Woodpecker Foraging

    Downy Woodpecker Foraging

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    Female Downy Woodpecker foraging. Sweet little Woodies they don't hold still long. Note how she is really more of a crevice hunter be it wood or rock.

  • Popular Elk Prunes Apple Tree and Mows the Yard

    Elk Prunes Apple Tree and Mows the Yard

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    Believe it or not some people actually complain when an elk visits their yard, but to me its a privilege to have one of these reintroduced and once extinct (since late 18th century) creatures pay a visit and a little grass mowing, tree trimming and fertil

  • Popular Red Panda or Mutant Raccoon?

    Red Panda or Mutant Raccoon?

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    This amazing creature showed up in the Backyard recently, could it possibly be a North American Red Panda thought to be extinct for 5 millions years - or more likely just about the strangest Raccoon you are ever going to see. The Red Panda and the Raccoon

  • Popular Pretty Possum

    Pretty Possum

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    Can we all just agree that Virginia Opossums are just downright cute and lovable? True they have the most sharp teeth of any mammal (50) and they have huge front feet and long claws on the back for digging, but they are rare North American marsupials with

  • Popular Next Generation Of Young Squirrels Out in the Backyard!

    Next Generation Of Young Squirrels Out in the Backyard!

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    The new graduates of the Backyard Youth Squirrel Academy are out and about en mass - not sure exactly how many as they don't hold still long, but something on the order of six to 8. They are out exploring the Backyard in May and generally more interested

  • Popular Northern Cardinal Kids and Dad

    Northern Cardinal Kids and Dad

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    Father Cardinal is definitely suffering from the "empty nest syndrome" and is have trouble just letting go. Happy Father's Day from the Backyard!

  • Popular 23 EXTREMELY USEFUL CAMPING HACKS THAT WILL HELP YOU SURVIVE

    23 EXTREMELY USEFUL CAMPING HACKS THAT WILL HELP YOU SURVIVE

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    TIPS THAT WILL HELP TO ENJOY CAMPING No matter how do you prefer to spend your holidays, you will love these summer tips we share with you. If you love camping, you totally should watch this video! You will learn survival hacks because you should know how

  • Popular American Robin Parents Feeding Fledglings

    American Robin Parents Feeding Fledglings

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    Robin parents feeding two (I think) of their fledglings. The baby robins jump or "flutter fall" from the next and spend their next weeks on the ground hiding in the brush and walking the yard following behind their parents. The robin families are not at a

  • Popular 27 GRILL HACKS YOU CAN'T MISS

    27 GRILL HACKS YOU CAN'T MISS

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    BEST GRILLING HACKS Are you planning a couple of barbeque parties this summer? One of our absolute favorite things this summer is grill parties. It’s a great way to enjoy beautiful weather and spend time with friends. We prepared a collection of gri

  • Popular Wild Tom Turkey Gobble Gobble Calls with Beard

    Wild Tom Turkey Gobble Gobble Calls with Beard

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    Male Turkeys or "Toms" as they are called when mature are in a breeding mindset in late April and very competitive. This Tom encountered in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge gives the classic pose and gobble-gobble-gobble call and displays a nice lo

  • Popular This Musician Plays the Leaf

    This Musician Plays the Leaf

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    Luo Wenjun is a musician whose instrument grows on trees. The self-proclaimed best leaf musician in China has been making beautiful music by blowing on ...

  • Popular Young Rebel Red Squirrel Survives and Thrives After Injuries

    Young Rebel Red Squirrel Survives and Thrives After Injuries

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    This young red squirrel was having trouble fitting in with squirrel society last year and was thrown off the high deck and savagely beaten. Sort of a rebel that didn't understand how to get along with the elders. We were worried about him last Fall, but h

  • Popular This Fiery Spider Is Facing a Grim Future

    This Fiery Spider Is Facing a Grim Future

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    Native to Mexico, the Fireleg Tarantula gets its name from a rich red hue that runs along its legs. True to its name, this spider can get quite fiery if provoked. When feeling threatened, it shoots out its urticating hairs, which causes irritation and a b

  • Popular Foraging Texas (Texas Country Reporter)

    Foraging Texas (Texas Country Reporter)

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    He literally wrote the book on foraging and he's happy to teach everyone how to survive in the wild. Mark Vorderbruggen. 'The Idiot’s Guide to Foraging' - https://amzn.to/2Syl2FQ

  • Popular Mapping the Wilderness

    Mapping the Wilderness

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    Map artist Jared Prince gets his inspiration from his love of the wilderness and the places he’s been. Thanks to Coors Light, he’s getting inspired for his next project by going straight to the source, deep within the Rocky Mountain range. The

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