Thursday, August 29, 2013
The odd thing about the castings we found was that there were no blow holes associated with them. I am told that this might be because the sand was too fluid (fine and wet), for the holes to persist. For some great photos of blow holes and castings in abundance, and some great information on this species, see:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
ground nest of bees [wasps? other vicious stingy-thingies?] that had
been dug out and devoured, presumably by a skunk. The swarm was upset,
and I left them to rebuild what remained of their underground lair.
Today I peered into the hole, and found that the skunk had returned,
finished off what he had started, and left a pile of scat on top of
the shattered nest in the deepest part of the hole. That's quite a
Striped skunks are the honey badgers of suburbia.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I am posting this on the off-chance that not all of you have seen this highly-publicized and very entertaining video: