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The Stump in the Yard

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Even after this particular stump has been declared dead and mostly cut away, life still finds a way to make use of it. There are bugs that make its home within its now exposed rings, and new shoots of leaves spring from the crevices of its bark. To quote from Jurassic Park, “life, uh… finds a way.”

The Stump in the Yard
19 August 2009
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

September 22, 2009 at 6:12 pm

The Grizzly on the Rock

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Did you know that grizzlies are omnivores? They’ll eat bark, tubers, roots, bugs, elk, bison, and other bears (of the black variety). They’ve never been known to live in New York, even before human activity threatened them. The grizzly bear is a subspecies of the brown bear.

The Grizzly on the Rock
21 February 2007
Bronx Zoo, NY

Written by Allison Frost

March 3, 2009 at 10:39 am

The Wasp on the Window

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Okay, not a picture from around here. Give a gal a break, please.

I found this fellow looking in on my kitchen greenhouse window when I lived in L.A. He was just as curious about me as I was of him, and as (I feel) the best way to study a wasp is from behind glass (window or lens, take your pick), I took advantage.

The Wasp on the Window
16 November 2006
Sunland, CA

Written by Al

November 23, 2008 at 9:53 pm

The Cricket on the Curtain

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We get a lot of crickets in the house. Supposedly, that’s good luck. My mother loves to let them hop along in the basement, keeping her company as she does the wash. Occasionally, they follow her up to the kitchen. Not as often, they follow me from there up to my room (above the kitchen). This little fellow is the first one I’ve found alive up here (found plenty of cricket corpses, though!).

The Cricket on the Curtain
03 November 2008
Westhampton Beach, NY