Robins are adaptive nesters. They learn to live with the peculiarities of humans.

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 I saw this native thistle in North Dakota in June. I’m thinking Flodman thistle. There is a wavyleaf that can look similar. Either way, it’s a beauty.

I saw this native thistle in North Dakota in June. I’m thinking Flodman thistle. There is a wavyleaf that can look similar. Either way, it’s a beauty.

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A gorgone checkerspot in Iowa.

 If you’ve never heard scissors being sharpened by a grinder, they sound like this scissor-grinder cicada.

If you’ve never heard scissors being sharpened by a grinder, they sound like this scissor-grinder cicada.

 A pileated woodpecker male has a red mustache.

A pileated woodpecker male has a red mustache.