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Suburban Myth – What’s Gnu in small town Massachusetts

I defy anyone from having a more bizarre experience than Jon and I did today.

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The ill-behaved chicks, the groundhog & the awkward goslings

I kept a good distance away made easier by my 100x digital zoom, made minimal movements beyond the index finger pushing down on the shutter and watched. The bird seemed unconcerned about my appearance.

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My Senior Moments with the Great White Bunny Revisited

Domestic rabbits live on average 7-11 or 8-12 years depending on the source of your information, the breed (larger rabbits have shorter lives), genetics, and lifestyle of the bunny. I always use the 8-12 year range to quote to people in the hope they’ll understand the long term promise they’ll be making when they say: “Yes, let’s take that one home.”

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Walk With a Great Blue Heron in the Field of Honor (Newburyport, MA)

Knowing where you are headed is just the framework for an adventure that can take you anywhere.

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The Furry Factor – Transforming Pet Lovers into People Lovers One Animal at a Time

"In the company of the animals they really love, a) all people are much more likeable, and b) people are much nicer to the humans around them."

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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail – Moving Toward Rabbit Adoption Pt 1

“...it can be the most rewarding thing to give someone a second chance at a happy life."  ~From Finally Home~”  ―    Elizabeth  Parker . . We visited the Flemish Giants at MSPCA Nevins Farm in Methuen. The 14 baby rabbits and their 3 parents, surrendered after a misguided attempt at Easter rabbit sales (UGH!), held court in… Continue reading Hopping Down the Bunny Trail – Moving Toward Rabbit Adoption Pt 1

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Discoveries Among the Late Autumn Leaves of Weir Hill

My colleague, Beth, used to be able to tell when I’d stayed out of the woods too long. She’d look at me and suggest I get my feet in gear. And yesterday I recognized the need myself and called down to my husband to accompany me. We took a long walk around the Weir Hill Reservation in North Andover, MA, one of the Trustees of Reservations properties http://www.thetrustees.org/.