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Message 1995865 - Posted: 30 May 2019, 0:23:52 UTC - in response to Message 1995860.  

Yep, you beat me to it.
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Message 1995872 - Posted: 30 May 2019, 1:10:36 UTC - in response to Message 1995860.  

Why astronomers are worried that SpaceX’s satellite network will pollute the night sky
I don't quite understand why these satellites have lights.
They don't have lights. They reflect light. It's explained in the article. And Elon Musk is wrong.
When a bright object passes through the field of view of a long-exposure shot, the observation gets muddied.
Over the weekend, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tried to downplay the astronomy community’s concerns, arguing that Starlink would have “~0% impact on advancements in astronomy.” He also claimed that the satellites would not be visible when the stars are out and that the reason the International Space Station is visible at night is because it’s big and has lights — two statements that aren’t true. (The ISS has very large solar panels that reflect lots of sunlight, even at nighttime on Earth.)

Okay well, I saw that but it didn't (for me) clarify that there were no lights.
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Message 1995910 - Posted: 30 May 2019, 6:47:37 UTC - in response to Message 1995860.  

Why astronomers are worried that SpaceX’s satellite network will pollute the night sky
I don't quite understand why these satellites have lights.
They don't have lights. They reflect light. It's explained in the article. And Elon Musk is wrong.
But they do have radio transmitters. What's the effect on radio astronomy?
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Message 1996010 - Posted: 30 May 2019, 21:16:09 UTC

Here is one for Angela...
Mother Raccoon Rescues Baby (Raccoon) Trapped On Chicago River In Adorable Video
"A mother's job never ends," Urban Rivers wrote when sharing the video.

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Message 1996165 - Posted: 31 May 2019, 23:48:51 UTC - in response to Message 1995711.  

I found a link on Voles, maybe this can be of help. Good luck.

Make your yard inhospitable to voles! Prevention is very important to keep vole numbers down.

Voles like dense, heavy vegetative cover, weeds, and meadows because it provides them with protection from predators and provides nesting material. Cut back brush, mow, weed, and create a clean space.
Remove woodpiles and hiding places for voles from near your garden, shrubs, and trees.
Keep your lawn mowed and bushes trimmed up from the ground.
Avoid putting dense mulch too close to trees and shrubs.
Keep snow cleared from the base of trees and shrubs. Protect young trees by wrapping the lower trunk with a guard.
Bird feeders are another attraction for voles and should either be removed or the ground kept very clean to keep vole numbers down.
Fortunately, voles are a prime food source for many predators such as snakes, hawks, owls, foxes, and badgers!

Um, thanks for that. Perhaps you missed the part where I said, "I've researched how to defeat voles and plan to implement some of those ideas in the future."

Love and Peace and Smiles.
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Message 1996200 - Posted: 1 Jun 2019, 4:48:02 UTC - in response to Message 1996165.  

I found a link on Voles, maybe this can be of help. Good luck.

Make your yard inhospitable to voles! Prevention is very important to keep vole numbers down.

Voles like dense, heavy vegetative cover, weeds, and meadows because it provides them with protection from predators and provides nesting material. Cut back brush, mow, weed, and create a clean space.
Remove woodpiles and hiding places for voles from near your garden, shrubs, and trees.
Keep your lawn mowed and bushes trimmed up from the ground.
Avoid putting dense mulch too close to trees and shrubs.
Keep snow cleared from the base of trees and shrubs. Protect young trees by wrapping the lower trunk with a guard.
Bird feeders are another attraction for voles and should either be removed or the ground kept very clean to keep vole numbers down.
Fortunately, voles are a prime food source for many predators such as snakes, hawks, owls, foxes, and badgers!

Um, thanks for that. Perhaps you missed the part where I said, "I've researched how to defeat voles and plan to implement some of those ideas in the future."

Love and Peace and Smiles.

Yeah, 377 posts are a lot to go thru, sorry about that.

You don't want to know how my dad dealt with gophers.

Your pics are very pretty. Maybe I'll have one soon from the new phone, the old one is busted.
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Message 1996702 - Posted: 4 Jun 2019, 3:56:07 UTC - in response to Message 1996010.  

Here is one for Angela...
Mother Raccoon Rescues Baby (Raccoon) Trapped On Chicago River In Adorable Video
"A mother's job never ends," Urban Rivers wrote when sharing the video.


Glad that story had a happy ending!

We had a Mama Skunk visit about a week ago with six adorable babies!!!
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Message 1997701 - Posted: 10 Jun 2019, 19:44:07 UTC

...that's a fact that I really didn't want to know, but will be filed away with the other potential "pub quiz winner facts".
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Message 1997840 - Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 22:11:19 UTC

Endangered And Extremely Rare ‘Magic Rabbit’ Spotted For The First Time In Decades

So cute and tiny.

No, this is not the rabbit that magicians pull out of hats.
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Message 1998783 - Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 8:07:40 UTC

This is one of the (at least) two guys who have been visiting my home recently. Amazing to me that he let me get these pix. Also amazing that the dogs didn't go crazy and scare him away. They usually do, but I guess they weren't aware that he was out there. I was trying to keep it a secret.




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Message 1998834 - Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 18:17:36 UTC

Aw! She's a little cutie pie! In the first picture it looks like she might be nursing. Perhaps she'll introduce you to her kits soon?
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Message 1998915 - Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 14:58:00 UTC - in response to Message 1998834.  

Aw! She's a little cutie pie! In the first picture it looks like she might be nursing. Perhaps she'll introduce you to her kits soon?

You can see that?!

I have seen a second, smaller raccoon. The two were together but went separate ways when I startled them.
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Message 1999231 - Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 22:44:37 UTC

Lol. I recognized Carlos and Slash but the rest are a mystery.

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Message 2001705 - Posted: 8 Jul 2019, 20:37:44 UTC

My Wild Time Living in a House Full of Wombats

Donna Stepan and her family rehabilitate orphaned wombats at their sanctuary in Australia. Here, she writes about her job—and very unique living situation.
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Message 2004826 - Posted: 29 Jul 2019, 22:38:31 UTC

Wow!
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Message 2005792 - Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 0:43:25 UTC - in response to Message 2004826.  

https://nypost.com/2019/08/04/raccoon-freed-from-storm-grate-by-10-first-responders-in-2-hour-ordeal/
Raccoon freed from storm grate by 10 first responders in 2-hour ordeal

A raccoon got his head stuck in a storm grate in Massachusetts — and it took a team of 10 first responders more than two hours to free him from the situation, according to reports.
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