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Susannah Anderson
Attended UNAM, Mexico City
Lives in Delta, BC, Canada
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Mothering is a full-time job
One of the hermit crabs that came home with me the other day was in berry, carrying her brood of eggs just inside her shell. Today, I noticed another one fanning her babies. And I think there's a third; I just caught a glimpse of pink inside the shell mouth...
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Lumpy babies
When I bring home seaweeds for the hermit crabs, I always wash them well, sort through them to choose the best for planting in the aquaria, and set aside the broken and torn ones in clean water. Eventually, they will go on the garden, but there's usually so...
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Spring fever season starts.
It was sunny and warm for the second day in a row. So of course, we went out and bought oodles of dirt and compost, a hose hanger and lavender just ready to flower. And Laurie spread manure and raked, while I lazily sat on the ground in the sun and took pho...
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Grey-eyed dragonfly
Another lost photo: I must have put this dragonfly aside to send in to BugGuide, and filed it in the wrong folder, along with kitten and baby photos. It's from 'way back in May of 2008, found in Queen's Park, New Westminster, and taken with my little Canon ...
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The lettuce eaters
Winter in the intertidal zone is difficult, even here where it barely gets cold. The water is often turbulent, the nights are long, the daylight dim. The plants and algae, the seaweeds and eelgrasses, die back, leaving no shelter from the flocking thousands...
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Another fat-bellied spider
Laurie brought me another spider. He's getting good at catching them. She looks like another Steatoda*, but the pattern on her back is different than the previous dark brown ones. I have her in a jar with some moss for tying down her web, and a few woodbugs...
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Beach finds, new and old
Rotting sugar wrack kelp, stranded on the sand at mid-tide: From a distance, I thought it was a dead fish. We brought home a bag full of goodies for my hermits and crab; two varieties of sea lettuce, fresh eelgrass, one of those delicate lacy red seaweeds, ...
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Winter quarters
Another few old photos; these are from last October. Woodbug in rotting pine cone, with snail. Every fall, I pile some of the current crop of pine cones underneath a potted cedar, to help keep the cold out. In a pot, without the insulation provided by the s...
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Edible glass
Another forgotten photo: hydroids on eelgrass in my aquarium. Tiny, glassy structures waving in the current. Some of the spots are bubbles, but at least a few are the new medusas just released by the hydroid parents. Ephemeral beauty; the hermit crabs polis...
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Blood-red eyes, and fly babies
Sorting photos from last year, I found several folders of still-unprocessed raw files. I've been plowing through these, and struck gold: 6 legs and 1000 eyes. (Or thereabouts.) Syrphid, or hover fly. These are from last July. In a later folder, of tiny crit...
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Mexico City - Toronto, ON - Ensenada - Seattle - Duncan OK - Tahsis BC - Vancouver BC - Bella Coola BC - Toluca MX
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Nature blogger, from Delta, BC, Canada. I love the small things; insects, spiders, intertidal invertebrates. And birds, of course.
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I'm a nature blogger, from Delta, the Lower Fraser Valley, BC, Canada. I'm over 65, a lover of birds, green stuff, multi-legged beasties, and the critters that squirm, slither and scramble on our beaches.


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