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Archive for July, 2007

Fish Depression

I apologize for my lack of posting here lately. As I mentioned a while ago, I started my new job working for a large conservation non-profit about a month ago and it has taken most of my time and energy. During that time there have been some wonderful news items and crafty creations that I thought, “I should post this to Visualize Whirled Peas!” but obviously never did. There are some potential changes afoot for this blog, including the possibility of adding a second blogger and joining a prominent blog network. Stay tuned for news on that front.

In the meantime, here is a comic from the wonderful Stephanie McMillan of Minimum Security:
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Snakes

I have just returned from vacation #2 for the summer – to the Peaks of Otter area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Much soul refreshment was to be had in the wilds of western Virginia. We saw four snakes (three species) in one day on one trail!


Timber rattlesnakes (Croatalus horridus)


Northern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen)


Eastern gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)

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