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Esa



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: What are you reading? Reply with quote

I am reading a large paperback on trees, a Ricahrd Dawkins biology book...the Selfish Gene, and a slim volume on sea shores, mostly on oysters and ecology. I can give titles if anyone is interested.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm terrible, I never read. I began learning to read when I was 3, and spent the next 9 years with my nose stuck permanently in a book. Then I just seemed to run out of steam, I don't know why – I read less and less, until it dwindled to nothing for the last 10 years or so. Hopefully I will re-acquire the habit at some point, and start enjoying books again. Your tree book sounds good, I love trees!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sort of like that with nearly all action movies. It is almost painful for me to have enough attention for a whole Harry Potter movie.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, yes, that's just called being normal!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've started Tolkien's "The Children of Húrin" but I'm not getting much time to finish it.
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Esa



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don Kroodsma has another bird song by the seasons book. I figured I would read a chapter a month. I am stuck on August. Laughing I started with August, going to January in I guess March.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since the internet I've been too lazy reader. Should do more, because books make more sense. But yesterday I read a book about flying squirrels - I had to: a local school wanted me to give a lesson over them for tenyear old kids. Written by Benjam Pöntinen. Inside the covers there is the text both in Finnish & Swedish, unfortunately not in English.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you get to see flying squirrels? Nest boxes and cameras? I think they operate in low light.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esa wrote:
How do you get to see flying squirrels? Nest boxes and cameras? I think they operate in low light.


Easy...you check departures and wait at the end of the runway! Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esa wrote:
How do you get to see flying squirrels?
If you know a nestbox inhabited by one, you can see it there. Otherwise it is a mission: impossible. I've done very much nighttime birding over thirty years and only twice seen a flying squirrel au naturel, without knocking on their nesting trees.

Tammie has managed to get American flying squirrel at her wintertime bird feeder, eating sunflower seeds.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading a book called Nature Handbook, 350 pages.

Plants and animals rather mixed up. You can just open it at random and read 10 pages here and there. Just finished acorns and pinecones.

The mechanism of acorn cycles is unknown. They have big acorn years and no acorn years synchronized with other area trees.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading a few murder mysteries. These are Swedish, so they are depressing as well.

I have a small insect book to leaf thru, the wasps are always interesting.

And if you are into insects, new encyclopedia book coming out
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&cm_mmc=Member-_-This_Week-_-091201_MM01_ThisWeek-_-personalized_links&ean=9780754819097

The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects by Martin Walters: Book

The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects: A natural history and identification guide to beetles, flies, bees wasps, springtails, mayflies, stoneflies, dragonflies, damselflies, cockroaches, mantes, earwigs, stick and leaf insects, bristletails, by Martin Walters



* Pub. Date: November 2009
* 256pp
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of insects...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it an ant hill?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or a dung hill? Shocked
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