Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep (Artiodactyla: Bovidae: Ovis canadensis) can be found in many mountainous areas of the North American west. Scattered from Colorado’s Front Range to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains and from Canada’s Northern Rockies to Baja Mexico, these large mammals are at … Continue reading

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This is cool you should watch it: Cats stealing dog beds

The struggle continues…

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Random Plant: Rough avens

Native to eastern North America, rough avens (Geum laciniatum, Rosaceae) is particularly common in wet and moist areas. It can be found near ponds and ditches, in floodplain forests and damp woodlands, and in other areas with sufficient shade and … Continue reading

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Random Insect: Cuckoo wasp

Made up of over 3000 known species, cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) can be found throughout most of the world. Adults can be recognized by their green and/or blue coloration (some have red or gold) and the intricate pitting on their … Continue reading

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Random Insect: Dusky stink bug

Although there are over 200 species of stink bugs in North America, some are relatively easy to identify. Many bear the dull brownish appearance of the individual shown here, but only the dusky stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Euschistus tristigmus) features three … Continue reading

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A foraging yellow-bellied marmot

A yellow-bellied marmot (Rodentia: Sciuridae: Marmota flaviventris) foraging in an alpine meadow. Recorded 08/06/2013 at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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The Mighty Moose

Found in parts of the United States, Canada, Scandanavia, and Russia, moose (Artiodactyla: Cervidae: Alces alces) are the largest species of deer in the world. Growing to around six feet in height at the shoulder these beasts can weigh almost … Continue reading

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