Author Archives: Sharon Mammoser

Special Invitation: Blue Ghost & Moth Viewing Party!

Hey all and happy Monday to you. If you live locally in Asheville or western North Carolina, this post’s for you–a special invitation to come out and join me on Friday night to watch a special firefly. (If not, so sorry! I will feature another post after the party with some photos) As you’ve likely […]

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Weekly Puzzler Answer #148

Happy Saturday to you! Were you able to identify the handsome bird in last week’s puzzler? Perhaps you’ve seen this bird use a lure to catch a fish? It’s a Green Heron, though honestly I don’t think this is the best name for the bird as in most lighting situations, it does not look very […]

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Weekly Puzzler #149: Will Dance for Food

Years ago when I was in Florida on a photography trip I had the chance to photograph this next amazing bird with the help of a long lens that I rented. This bird is fascinating to watch because he runs around in the water as if he is dancing, running this way and then that […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge #6

Did you capture any images that depicted Water Art ? Did you enjoy searching for examples of this theme? Thanks to those who sent in some pictures! It is always fun to see what people will come up with! Here is your Wednesday slideshow featuring Water Art: Our next photo theme challenge is: SUNLIGHT What image […]

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How Wolves Change Rivers

I have talked before about having a “Bucket List.” In recent years I have been fortunate enough to check many things off of my bucket list. Do you have a Bucket List? What are some things at the top of your Bucket List? One thing on my list is to travel to Yellowstone to see […]

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Weekly Puzzler Answer #147

Did you recognize the handsome red-eyed bird in last week’s puzzler? If you’ve ever gone canoeing, kayaking or spent any time around water, you’ve probably seen this bird. It is called a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron. Yellow-Crowned Night Herons are 22-28 inches tall with a wing span of a little under 4 feet. They are common […]

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Weekly Puzzler #148: A Bird That Uses a Lure

So last week’s puzzler was a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron–a bird commonly found at the edge of ponds, lakes, marshes, swamps, streamsides and other bodies of water, where it hunts fish, crayfish, frogs and other aquatic animals. I thought I would feature another bird commonly found in the same habitats as the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron. Chances are […]

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