Friday, May 31, 2013

Calvin Grows Up

This depiction of Calvin as a grown up young man takes me back to when my mom died almost 12 years ago and it can make you sad in a way, but happy too, as I have often opened old boxes of my old toys and dolls, and some things my mom had too when she was younger and reflect on my younger self, just as Calvin is doing as he reflects back to his good friend Hobbes.

If you didn't know already, Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite cartoon to read and laugh upon.

Happy Trails!!

Giraffe Necked Weevil

This is a cool looking insect. Have a closer look at it and you will see it's an insect you don't see very often if at all. This particular species lives in Madagascar, Africa and I've seen one there when I was in Africa last year. They are very small, just under an inch in length, the males having a longer neck than the females, most 2 to 3 times larger. When breeding, the females lays one egg, much like a chicken does, just not multiple ones. For only being an inch long, it gives the appearance of being a bad-ass bug of the beetle family of insects.

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*** Photo taken and courtesy of British photographer Dale Morris with

Sea Eagle's

Sea Eagle's. Have you ever heard of one? I hadn't until last year when I was researching another bird and I when I came across it I was a little surprised I'd not heard of it before, so I did some research lately on them and found some very interesting facts about them I wanted to share with everyone.  

Pictured above is the white-tailed sea eagle in Scotland, as it snatches a fish from the water. White-tailed sea eagles became extinct in Britain in early to mid part of the 1910's, between 1915 to 1917, and the species disappeared from the wild for over 50 years!!! It wasn't until 1975 that the first reintroduction was carried out, with a total of 140 birds returning to the wild over the course of 20 years. These birds have gone on to establish a very large population of over 80 breeding pairs in and around the islands of Scotland. That's cool.

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