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Animals in the City: issue summaryqarrtsiluni

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:00:50 +0000

by David Cazden and Sherry Chandler Dave: One afternoon I was driving in downtown Lexington and saw a raccoon running along the sidewalk. Actually it was less a run and more a determined walk alongside the feet of the lawyers and businessmen who populate our downtown during the day. Men and women wearing suits and […](image)

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Animals in the City: Table of Contentsqarrtsiluni

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:00:12 +0000

Ah, the Aardvark: Classifying Chaos in an Urban Zoo by KJ Hannah Greenberg The Bing by Gordon Gibson When the Fox Comes to the City by Patricia Fargnoli Escaped Lab Rat by Eileen Malone Mice of the London Underground by Robert Peake On the Wires by Karyn Eisler Coot in Kentucky by J. Stephen Rhodes The Cockroaches by Ann E. Michael A Night […](image)

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Urban Biology Bingoqarrtsiluniclick to enlarge

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:00:36 +0000

by Rosemary Mosco   (Click image to view a larger version.)   Rosemary Mosco (website) is a field naturalist by training who is interested in connecting people with environmental science through field experiences and creative communication projects. She has worked in diverse science communications roles with organizations such as the National Park Service and Mass […](image)

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Backyard Eventqarrtsiluni

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:00:44 +0000

(with a chorus for jays and bees) by Rosemary Starace The rosemary spills from the clench of the pot the flux and the sex of a gravelly musk. Necessity sniffs at those ravels of leaves and leaves her with flowers, cerulean, mute. In the spice and the peace of the sprawl of the morning, her […](image)

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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:00:46 +0000

by Tammy Ramsey Each night against city ordinance she serves up dinner. The foxes prefer bread; raccoons, peanuts. Possum will eat anything except cucumbers, which will lie in the yard untouched by any animal until sun and decomposition take them away. She began counting in July, keeping coded track on the kitchen calendar: MR+5B when […](image)

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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:00:49 +0000

by Kristin Camitta Zimet Cages stuffed with finches swung in bunches at the shrine on the jammed Bangkok street, and on a bench below them sat a girl, sunken-eyed, lap crammed with jewels she put on only when passersby would pay to make her dance their prayer up before the god. She shrank, lips parted, […](image)

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Playing Chickenqarrtsiluni

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:00:53 +0000

by Betsy Packard She nests in a sprawling tulip poplar on a street of rental properties, fast cars and fire crackers peopled by many colors and tongues. She scolds me if the dogs and I venture too closely. Yet I anticipate her dashes for acorns, pine cones, pizza crusts and potato chips. An adept tightrope […](image)

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At a Traffic Lightqarrtsiluni

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:00:43 +0000

by Warren Baker I look up from my phone to see a gray fox dart across the road, its black-tipped tail sticking straight out, running from the remains of a meal scavenged from garbage, a primeval agenda set by a forebear who crossed this then-dirt road with the warm body of a Rhode Island Red […](image)

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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:00:05 +0000

by Liz N. Clift When the first goat came into Jasper’s — it walked on its hind legs — we thought it was a joke, something we could talk about at our day jobs. When the second one came in, we stopped scattering topping on pizzas, and stared. We watched Tina, the hostess, look flustered […](image)

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Let There Be Water For Allqarrtsiluniclick to enlarge

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:32:49 +0000

by Nicole Holovinsky   (Click image to see a larger version)   Nicole Holovinsky describes herself as a full-time vegetarian, part-time vegan, photographer, ocean lover, avid reader, cook, baker, traveler, and moon chaser — “and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I love taking pictures of the world […](image)

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