Tufted Titmouse Plucking a Raccoon

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Naturalists examining old nests have identified raccoon, opossum, dog, fox squirrel, red squirrel, rabbit, horse, cow, cat, mouse, woodchuck, and even human hair in titmouse nests. There are many tales of a Tufted Titmouse taking hair from humans to use as nest-lining material. Watching a titmouse take hairs from a human is something I have always longed to see but I never considered how cool it might be to see a titmouse take hair from another creature.

People of a Feather

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Sure enough, I looked up to see a pair of yellow-bellied marmots, big woodchuck-esque creatures with adorable nose patches, come bounding and sliding down the steep, sparsely-tree range above the trail. A loud chirp rang from the side of the mountain, and a handful of stones skittered down the talus slope.

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Pokemon and Birds at Maine Audubon

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Stay for the woodchucks, red-bellied woodpeckers, and snapping turtles.” Set near the idyllic Atlantic coast, the Maine Audubon Center was sunny and bright on a hot, weekend afternoon. I was visiting with my mother, sister, and brother, and our attention was torn between two features: birds and Pokemon. Maine Audubon has certainly embraced their Poke Stops, Poke Gyms, and Pokemon.

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Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess, by Christie Palmer Lowrance

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” I never did read about them, and eventually the memory of Sammy Blue Jay, Polly Woodchuck, Reddy Fox, and the rest faded to the back of my mind along with the details of Struggle Beneath the Sea and Sharon, Lois, and Bram.

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