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The Rainbow Connection

By Steve | Feb 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today we are more connected than ever, right?  Just looking at the past 100 years or so of communication advances each step was as monumental as the last….  Mail, telegraph, phone, radio, television, live tv, internet, email, instant messenger, electronic chat, facetime, skype, webconfrenceing, youtube, etc.   All now in the palm of our hands…

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What Makes a Great Bat House?

By Steve | Feb 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

After spending 20 years designing bat houses I thought it would be a good idea to list the most important aspects one should look for when picking out a bat house.

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Birds

By Hippothink | Feb 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Bird Nest Boxes: A benefit to cavity nesting birds or to us?

By Steve | Jan 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have been fascinated by wildlife all of my life but particularly with birds.  Their diversity, adaptations and ability to exploit various niches on the landscape provide a vivid example of speciation, convergence and evolutionary biology.  At a very young age I could spend hours watching our back yard bird feeder and various nest boxes.  …

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What’s Happening Now

By Hippothink | Dec 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
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By hippo | Jun 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Evening bat

By hippo | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The evening bat, Nycticeius humeralis, is an abundant bat throughout the southeastern United States, northward to the upper Midwest and Ontario. It ranges along the Atlantic seaboard south throughout Florida to Veracruz, Mexico. A true forest bat, the evening bat is almost never encountered in caves. It forms nursery colonies in hollow trees, behind loose…

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Mexican free-tailed bat

By hippo | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mexican free-tailed bats, Tadarida brasiliensis, occupy a wide variety of habitats, ranging from desert communities through pinion-juniper woodland and pine-oak forests at elevations from sea level to 9,000 feet or more. The largest U.S. populations of free-tailed bats live in the West, with the densest concentrations found in Texas where they form maternity colonies numbering…

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Little Brown Bat

By hippo | Mar 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Little Brown Bat

Historically, the little brown myotis, Myotis lucifugus, was abundant throughout forested areas of the U.S. as far north as Alaska. It ranges from Alaska to Labrador and Newfoundland (Canada), south to southern California, northern Arizona, and northern New Mexico. In the West it is found mainly in mountainous and riparian areas in a wide variety…

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Big Brown Bat

By hippo | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus, is found in virtually every American habitat ranging from timberline meadows to lowland deserts, though it is most abundant in deciduous forest areas. It is often abundant in suburban areas of mixed agricultural use. This species ranges from extreme northern Canada, throughout the United States and south to the…

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