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Another Groundhog Eating an Acorn

Posted in Nature by Dr. Boli on November 19, 2014

If groundhogs are going to pose for their portraits, then Father Pitt will indulge their vanity.

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A Ginkgo Drops Its Leaves

Posted in Cemeteries, Nature by Dr. Boli on November 15, 2014

A Ginkgo biloba has just dropped its leaves in the Union Dale Cemetery. Ginkgo biloba is an odd tree in almost every respect, and this is one of its odd habits. Most trees lose their leaves over the course of a few days, but a Ginkgo loses them in a surprisingly short time, almost all at once. If there is not much wind, the result is a rich golden carpet with the tree at the center of it.

Last Burst of Color in West End Park

Posted in Nature by Dr. Boli on November 14, 2014

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Steller’s Sea Eagle at the National Aviary

Posted in Aviary, Nature by Dr. Boli on November 11, 2014

By some measurements the largest of all eagles, Steller’s Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is native to the eastern coast of Asia, where it hunts fish and gulls. This bird, however, gets all its meals catered.

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Fall Colors in Mellon Park

Posted in Nature, Squirrel Hill by Dr. Boli on November 10, 2014

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