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Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Feeding from Flower, USA

Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Feeding from Flower, USA

Ruby-throated hummingbird Archilochus colubris The ruby-throated hummingbird is the only hummingbird in eastern North America, and migrates down to Central America for the winter. Did you know that a hummingbird flaps its wings about 50 times per second?

Japanese dwarf flying squirrel - All day long, this small squirrel sleeps in the cavity of a conifer tree. But as the sun sets, the nocturnal glider will emerge to begin foraging for fruit and seeds. And, should it need to get from a high branch to a lower spot quickly, it spreads its arms and legs and leaps. A thin membrane of skin stretched between its front and back paws, called the patagium, helps the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel descend in a graceful glide.

Japanese dwarf flying squirrel - All day long, this small squirrel sleeps in the cavity of a conifer tree. But as the sun sets, the nocturnal glider will emerge to begin foraging for fruit and seeds. And, should it need to get from a high branch to a lower spot quickly, it spreads its arms and legs and leaps. A thin membrane of skin stretched between its front and back paws, called the patagium, helps the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel descend in a graceful glide.

August 2011: Painted Bunting    Photo credit: @ Flickr user Photos by Joe

August 2011: Painted Bunting Photo credit: @ Flickr user Photos by Joe

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