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Anything Goes / Re: Plant ID
« Last post by Charline on November 28, 2021, 08:04:12 pm »
Golden clubmoss, likely.


I have the same tree, and golden clubmoss. But they are in separate pots.
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Southern Ontario Reports / Seeking nests in knotweed
« Last post by Erik Kiviat on November 28, 2021, 02:45:43 pm »
Good afternoon! For a research project I'm seeking documentation of bird nesting in knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum = Fallopia japonica = Reynoutria japonica). Nests are easy to spot after the leaves fall. Please see attachment for details.
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Anything Goes / Re: Plant ID
« Last post by Shortsighted on November 26, 2021, 08:37:23 am »
Good observation. They look more like golf clubs to me. Anyway, the miniature scene is quite lush and resembles a prehistoric forest scene that I wouldn't mind walking through if I could only fit into the tiny boots so required. Spending some quality time observing the macro world is like an escape from the travail of the regular world and might serve, to some degree, as a stay-cation. All you need now is some jungle sound effects and a miniature dinosaur to complete the illusion. What's on the other side of that bush? I'm keen to find oit but be careful. You never know what lurks in the prehistoric forest.
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Anything Goes / Re: Plant ID
« Last post by Ally on November 26, 2021, 07:29:59 am »
It seems those are moth spores.
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Bird ID / Re: Confirmation of a sparrow?
« Last post by Shortsighted on November 25, 2021, 06:41:25 pm »
Rust in space? Compelling title for a new Sci Fi series. Make it as stupid as "Lost in Space" but without pretense of having an actual plot. Your rust problem must be confined to the lower decks, an expected sequela from having careened across the Lagoon nebulae too often. You Klingons are a riot but your opera sucks and features way too many sharp objects.
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Bird ID / Re: Confirmation of a sparrow?
« Last post by Rotarran on November 25, 2021, 05:45:21 pm »
She's an old bucket o' rust but she's tough. 
She'll fly.
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Bird ID / Re: Confirmation of a sparrow?
« Last post by Shortsighted on November 25, 2021, 12:44:03 pm »
What a delightfully inspirational attitude for a Klingon. By the way, how's your ship running?
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Anything Goes / Plant ID
« Last post by Ally on November 25, 2021, 10:53:15 am »
I bought a pot of Lemon Cypress, and found the little plants underneath quite interesting to look at. They look like duck heads. What are they?
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Bird ID / Re: Confirmation of a sparrow?
« Last post by Rotarran on November 25, 2021, 09:50:34 am »
Yeah looks like a Fox Sparrow.  Funny enough I went looking for Fox Sparrows at one of my usual Fox Sparrow "hotspots" and saw a Song Sparrow, a Swamp Sparrow, a Lincoln's Sparrow and a Fox.  Not Fox Sparrow, an actual Red Fox.  I still had a great time of course but I love how birding doesn't always work out how you expect it to but it still manages to delight in other ways.
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Bird ID / Re: Lincoln's sparrow
« Last post by Rotarran on November 25, 2021, 09:44:56 am »
A Lincoln's Sparrow will give you the impression that it's a finely dressed and sophisticated version of a Song Sparrow.  Its patterns are finer, more intricate, more symmetrical and consistent.  A Song Sparrow's will often look rougher, bigger, and uncouth lol.