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Susannah Anderson
Attended UNAM, Mexico City
Lives in Campbell River, BC, Canada
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Light over the water
Sunset sometimes turns up with a palette bearing only the palest, most subtle of pinks. Monday, 6:30 PM Sundown is at 7. Wednesday, 6:59 PM. A Skywatch post.
Sunset sometimes turns up with a palette bearing only the palest, most subtle of pinks. Monday, 6:30 PM Sundown is at 7. Wednesday, 6:59 PM. A Skywatch post.
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Goblets and towers
This is a pixie cup lichen. Cladonia sp., possibly C. gracilis . Cup lichen growing with mosses. The flattish "leaves", called thalli, are another stage of the same lichen. Thalli of the Cladonias are composed of two parts – the squamulose primary thallus, ...
This is a pixie cup lichen. Cladonia sp., possibly C. gracilis. Cup lichen growing with mosses. The flattish "leaves", called thalli, are another stage of the same lichen. Thalli of the Cladonias are composed of two parts – ...
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The competition. And a banana slug recipe
I went looking for mushrooms and found slugs looking for dinner. Chef's special: mushrooms on the stalk, with fresh rain dressing. Black slug, Arion ater . Everywhere I went yesterday, there were black slugs, all dressed in blue-black finery, partying in th...
I went looking for mushrooms and found slugs looking for dinner. Chef's special: mushrooms on the stalk, with fresh rain dressing. Black slug, Arion ater. Everywhere I went yesterday, there were black slugs, all dressed in bl...
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With my nose to the glass
I've been watching some of the smaller life in my aquarium. Like this female Calanoid copepod carrying her egg sac behind her. The copepod is the basic food group for many marine organisms, including my anemones. Some scientists say they form the largest an...
I've been watching some of the smaller life in my aquarium. Like this female Calanoid copepod carrying her egg sac behind her. The copepod is the basic food group for many marine organisms, including my anemones. Some scient...
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Butter side up
The world under water is swarming with predators small and large, and to survive, an animal must be fast, poisonous, armed, encased in body armour, or securely fastened inside another structure. Limpets have opted for the body armour on top, with a solid at...
The world under water is swarming with predators small and large, and to survive, an animal must be fast, poisonous, armed, encased in body armour, or securely fastened inside another structure. Limpets have opted for the bod...
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Tyrannosaurus rex
There's something inspiring about driftwood. People, from toddlers to ancients, seem compelled to rearrange it, to create something new of it. Fences around sandcastles, teepees or hideouts leaning on logs, shacks simple and complex, roofed or open to the s...
There's something inspiring about driftwood. People, from toddlers to ancients, seem compelled to rearrange it, to create something new of it. Fences around sandcastles, teepees or hideouts leaning on logs, shacks simple and ...
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The better to hug you with ...
In the last clover still in bloom, fresh from the shower, a hard-working crab spider lays in wait. Maybe there will be a last bee of the season. "Come to my arms!"
In the last clover still in bloom, fresh from the shower, a hard-working crab spider lays in wait. Maybe there will be a last bee of the season. "Come to my arms!"
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Orange mosscaps and brown boletes
Moss is everywhere in our coastal rain forests . It forms thick cushions under the evergreens, buries rotting logs, climbs the trees and dangles from overhead. Out in the open, it carpets rock outcrops; there, in summer when the rains fail for a while, it t...
Moss is everywhere in our coastal rain forests. It forms thick cushions under the evergreens, buries rotting logs, climbs the trees and dangles from overhead. Out in the open, it carpets rock outcrops; there, in summer when t...
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Pink and green lichen towers
It rained all this morning, but around supper time, the sun shone between the clouds; the perfect time to look for mushrooms again. I had two hours before sunset, so I hurried west and combed mossy hillsides to see what I could see. On a mossy log, I found ...
It rained all this morning, but around supper time, the sun shone between the clouds; the perfect time to look for mushrooms again. I had two hours before sunset, so I hurried west and combed mossy hillsides to see what I cou...
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Encounter
Great blue heron in minimalist blue landscape. Waiting for the tide "So peaceful! Except ... what's that horrid ... person ... doing in my water?" "Nasty, splashy creature! Ruined everything!" Herons on foot are so graceful. In the air, they're not. I had t...
Great blue heron in minimalist blue landscape. Waiting for the tide "So peaceful! Except ... what's that horrid ... person ... doing in my water?" "Nasty, splashy creature! Ruined everything!" Herons on foot are so graceful. ...
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Squinty
This small cellar spider hangs from the ceiling near my window, day after day, waiting for an incautious mosquito or blundering crane fly. She eats them and cuts them loose from her skimpy web; when I dust the dresser beneath her, I find crane fly legs and ...
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Nature blogger, from Campbell River, BC, Canada.
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I'm a nature blogger, from Campbell River, Vancouver Island, 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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Aka Wanderin' Weeta of Wanderinweeta.blogspot.com
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Wanderin' Weeta
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Retired, but not tired quite yet.
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Mexico City - Toronto, ON - Ensenada - Seattle - Duncan OK - Tahsis BC - Vancouver BC - Bella Coola BC - Toluca MX - Houston TX
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