Monday, February 28, 2011

Air and Water Creatures

When we lived in Southern California a few years ago, we took day trips too. Viewing the wildlife was still one of my favorite things to do.  And some of it was quite different from the wildlife in the Southwest. The Bolsa Chica along the coast in Huntington Beach provided these photo opportunities.
This marsh bird I think is related to the herons and egrets we see here, but I'm not sure exactly what he is called. Anyone know?
How about this pretty bird?
And there was plenty of sea life even in those shallow waters.
Shark!

And schools of fish too.

A sea snail.
And I think this guy was one of my favorite photo ops.
He was a small Rey but very pretty!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

YuYu Bear Give~a~Way

How would you like a chance to win the cutie shown below?!
Who wouldn't?!
Just visit YuYu Bears blog and she will give you all the details on how to enter.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fun Phil Facts

•The average groundhog is 20 inches long and normally weighs from 12 to 15 pounds. Punxsutawney Phil weighs about 20 pounds and is 22 inches long.

•A groundhog can whistle when it is alarmed. Groundhogs also whistle in the spring when they begin courting.

•Groundhogs are one of the few animals that really hibernate. Hibernation is not just a deep sleep. It is actually a deep coma, where the body temperature drops to a few degrees above freezing, the heart barely beats, the blood scarcely flows, and breathing nearly stops.

•A groundhog's life span is normally 6 to 8 years. Phil receives a drink of a magical punch every summer during the annual Groundhog Picnic, which gives him 7 more years of life.

For more fun facts please visit: http://www.groundhog.org/