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BIRDS

Categorized by genus/species, placed chronologically by common name

    American Coot

    American Crow

    American Flamingo*

    American Goldfinch

    American Kestrel

    American Oystercatcher*

    American Robin

    American Tree Sparrow

    American White Pelican

    Bald Eagle

    Baltimore Oriole

    Barn Swallow

    Barnacle Goose*

    Belted Kingfisher

    Black-and-White Warbler

    Black-Capped Chickadee

    Black-Headed Gull*

    Black Vulture*

    Blue Jay

    Blue Tit*

    Blue-Winged Teal

    Bobolink

    Bobwhite

    Broad-Winged Hawk

    Brown Creeper

    Brown-Headed Cowbird

    Brown Thrasher

    Bufflehead

    Canada Goose

    Canvasback

    Cape May Warbler*

    Carolina Chickadee*

    Carolina Wren

    Cedar Waxwing

    Chipping Sparrow

    Common Gallinule

    Common Goldeneye

    Common Grackle

    Common Gull*

    Common Merganser

    Common Moorhen*

    Common Pochard*

    Common Redpoll

    Cooper's Hawk

    Dark-Eyed Junco

    Dicksissel

    Double-Crested Cormorant

    Downy Woodpecker

    Eastern Bluebird

    Eastern Goldfinch - See American Goldfinch

    Eastern Kingbird

    Eastern Meadowlark

    Eastern Phoebe

    Eastern Towhee

    Eastern Wood Pewee

    Eurasian Blackbird*

    Eurasian Collared Dove

    Eurasian Coot*

    Eurasian Jackdaw*

    Eurasian Magpie*

    Eurasian Tree Sparrow*

    European Serin*

    European Starling

    Fox Sparrow

    Golden-Crowned Kinglet

    Golden-Fronted Woodpecker*

    Gray Catbird

    Graylag Goose

    Great Black-backed Gull*

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Cormorant*

    Great Egret

    Great Grey Shrike

    Great Spotted Woodpecker*

    Great Tit*

    Greater Flamingo*

    Greater White-Fronted Goose*

    Hairy Woodpecker

    Harlequin Duck

    Hermit Thrush

    Herring Gull

    Hooded Crow*

    Horned Lark

    House Finch

    House Sparrow

    House Wren

    Indigo Bunting

    Killdeer

    Laughing Gull*

    Lesser Black-backed Gull*

    Lesser Scaup

    Lincoln's Sparrow

    Magnolia Warbler

    Mallard (Domestic)

    Mallard (Wild)

    Mourning Dove

    Mute Swan*

    Neotropic Cormorant*

    Northern Cardinal

    Northern Flicker

    Northern Rough-Winged Swallow

    Northern Shoveler

    Northern Shrike - See Great Grey Shrike

    Orange-Crowned Warbler

    Painted Bunting*

    Palm Warbler

    Red-Bellied Woodpecker

    Red-Breasted Nuthatch

    Red-Headed Woodpecker

    Red-Legged Thrush*

    Red-Tailed Hawk

    Red-Winged Blackbird

    Ring-Billed Gull

    Ring-Necked Duck

    Rock Pigeon

    Rook*

    Ross's Goose*

    Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

    Ruddy Turnstone*

    Sandwich Tern*

    Scarlet Tanager

    Smooth-Billed Ani*

    Solitary Sandpiper

    Song Sparrow

    Spotted Sandpiper

    Swamp Sparrow

    Syrian Woodpecker*

    Tricolored Heron*

    Tufted Duck*

    Tufted Titmouse

    Tundra Swan*

    Turkey Vulture

    White-Breasted Nuthatch

    White-Cheeked Pintail*

    White-Crowned Pigeon*

    White-Crowned Sparrow

    White-Eyed Vireo

    White-Throated Sparrow

    White-Winged Dove

    Wild Turkey

    Wilson's Warbler

    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

    Yellow-Legged Gull

    Yellow-Rumped Warbler


MAMMALS

    American Beaver

    Common Raccoon

    Eastern Chipmunk

    Eastern Cottontail

    Eastern Fox Squirrel

    Eastern Gray Squirrel

    Groundhog - See Woodchuck

    Ground Squirrel - See Eastern Chipmunk

    Red Fox

    Striped Skunk

    Virginia Opossum

    White-Tailed Deer

    Woodchuck


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As a tourist, Tallinn’s Old Town was a bit disappointing: very touristy and expensive. The Old Town did not feel “authentic” at all, being full of mostly identical tourist shops and themed restaurants (American, Indian, etc.). The abundance of English speakers was also disappointing. As far as the locals are concerned, however, the high prices […]

October 18, 2014 - Number of Comments » 3

Västra hamnen Malmö, Sweden 2012

Photohunt: Rock

August 2, 2014 - Number of Comments » 11

The Black Church, Brasov, Romania 2013

Photohunt: Cloudy

July 26, 2014 - Number of Comments » 1

Photohunt: Modern Architecture

Rotterdam, Netherlands 2001

June 26, 2014 - Number of Comments » 0

Sky Watch Friday: Clouds over the Carpathian Mountains

June 19, 2014 - Number of Comments » 8

Pisa, Italy 2012

Sky Watch Friday

June 12, 2014 - Number of Comments » 1

Les Contamines-Montjoie, France 2001

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Les Contamines-Montjoie, France 2001

Scenic Sunday

June 7, 2014 - Number of Comments » 3

Photohunt: Azure

Azure is defined as the color of the sky on a clear blue day. Turning Tor…

June 5, 2014 - Number of Comments » 1

Sky Watch Friday: Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania 2013

May 29, 2014 - Number of Comments » 2

Black Sea 2013

Sky Watch Friday

May 22, 2014 - Number of Comments » 8

Amsterdam, Netherlands 2001

Sky Watch Friday

May 18, 2014 - Number of Comments » 2

Near Florence, Tuscany, Italy 2012

Scenic Sunday

May 17, 2014 - Number of Comments » 6

Key West, Florida 1998

Photohunt: Water

May 15, 2014 - Number of Comments » 4

Neues Rathaus, München, Deutschlands 2001

Sky Watch Friday

May 12, 2014 - Number of Comments » 3

Ventimiglia, Italy 2001

NF Catching the Light: Sunlight coming through the side streets as…

May 10, 2014 - Number of Comments » 6

Zurich, Switzerland 2012

Photohunt: Streets

May 8, 2014 - Number of Comments » 1

On the train through the Carpathian Mountains, Romania 2013

Sky Watch Friday

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Paris, France 2001

Sky Watch Friday

April 27, 2014 - Number of Comments » 2

The Tuscan Countryside outside Florence (near Pontassieve), Italy 2012

Scenic Sunday

April 24, 2014 - Number of Comments » 4

Carcassonne, France 2001

Sky Watch Friday

April 21, 2014 - Number of Comments » 0

Pontassieve, Italy 2012

NF Catching the Light on Villa Cafaggiolo, where we stayed in Pont…

April 17, 2014 - Number of Comments » 7

View of Öresund Bridge from the Malmö, Sweden side (Västra hamnen neighborhood) of the The…

April 16, 2014 - Number of Comments » 12

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden 2012

Photo Gallery: A Favorite Place – Malmö is my wife’s h…

April 12, 2014 - Number of Comments » 6

Photohunt: Stones

Black Sea Coast, 2012

April 10, 2014 - Number of Comments » 4

Sky from my bedroom

Castelnau-le-Lez, France 2001

Sky Watch Friday

April 3, 2014 - Number of Comments » 10

Constanta, Romania 2013

Sky Watch Friday

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Constanta, Romania 2013

March 3, 2014 - Number of Comments » 2

Brussels, Belgium 2003

February 27, 2014 - Number of Comments » 6

Paradise Island, Bahamas 2011

Sky Watch Friday

February 24, 2014 - Number of Comments » 2

Paris, France 2001

February 20, 2014 - Number of Comments » 7

Clouds over the River Arno, Pisa, Italy 2012

Sky Watch Friday

February 17, 2014 - Number of Comments » 2

Rome, Italy 2001

February 13, 2014 - Number of Comments » 5

Sky Watch Friday

Montpellier, France 2001

February 10, 2014 - Number of Comments » 0

Constanta, Romania 2012

February 8, 2014 - Number of Comments » 9

Black Sea 2012

Photohunt: Water

February 6, 2014 - Number of Comments » 5

For Sky Watch Friday.

Bucharest, Romania 2013

October 2, 2013 - Number of Comments » 0

The top picture is of Ayatollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of the Islamic Revolution, w…

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Unfortunately, our trip to Romania was not a a great time for Bucharest top-flight soccer (or so …

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Our second day trip from Bucharest was to Constanta, in the eastern part of Romania on the Black …

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The food in Romania was great. When traveling in Europe, I find that if you want to find deliciou…

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Our first day trip from Bucharest was to Brasov, in Transylvania. It’s a simple train ride from B…

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"Eroilor Revolutiei Romane XII 1989," which I believe translates to Heroes of the Romanian Revo…

June 25, 2013 - Number of Comments » 0

We arrived in Bucharest around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, but the airline promptly lost two of o…

May 14, 2013 - Number of Comments » 0

Smoking the ghalion (hookah).

Raees Coffee. Logo looks conspicuously similar t…

May 11, 2013 - Number of Comments » 0

The "Women Only" compartment on one of the Tehran metro trains.

Some street shots of Teh…

May 8, 2013 - Number of Comments » 2

Bought a watch in Tehran. 7,000,000 Rials (approximately $194).

An Iranian stop sign. It…

May 5, 2013 - Number of Comments » 0

There is nothing better than Persian food! Here are just a few things we ate around Iran.

April 22, 2013 - Number of Comments » 0

Lamb.

The golden camel.

March 7, 2013 - Number of Comments » 0

A few pictures of the water and beach around Paradise Island, Bahamas, and one of Naghme’…

April 12, 2012 - Number of Comments » 0

Malmö FF v. Kalmar FF. They confiscated my cameras and lenses outside the stadium as "too prof…

April 11, 2012 - Number of Comments » 0

The Pope’s apartment.

Nagge and I in front of St. Peter’s.

St. Peter’s.

Inside cei…

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Inside the Coliseum.

Exterior of the Coliseum.

The Forum.

Trevi Fountains / Fo…

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INSECTS, ARACHNIDS, MYRIAPODS & GASTROPODS

Categorized by family, placed chronologically by common name

    Ants (Formicidae)

    Assassin Bugs (Reduviidae)

    Bee Flies (Bombyliidae)

    Blow Flies (Calliphoridae)

    Brown Lacewings (Hemerobiidae)

    Brushfooted Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

    Bumble Bees, etc. (Apidae)

    Carrion Beetles (Silphidae)

    Cellar Spiders (Pholcidae)

    Centipedes, House (Scutigeridae)

    Cicadas (Cicadidae)

    Common Sawflies (Tenthredinidae)

    Crane Flies (Tipulidae)

    Emeralds (Corduliidae)

    Ermine Moths (Yponomeutidae)

    Fireflies (Lampyridae)

    Flower Flies - See Syrphid Flies

    Funnel-Web Spiders (Agelenidae)

    Ground Beetles (Carabidae)

    Honey Bees - See Bumble Bees, etc.

    Hornets - See Yellowjackets, etc.

    Hover Flies - See Syrphid Flies

    Ichneumon Wasps (Ichneumonidae)

    Jumping Spiders (Salticidae)

    Katydids (Tettigoniidae)

    Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae)

    Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae)

    Leaffooted Bugs (Coreidae)

    Leafhoppers (Cicadellidae)

    Lightning Bugs - See Fireflies

    Longhorned Beetles (Cerambycidae)

    Mantid Flies (Mantispidae)

    Mantids (Mantidae)

    Minettia Flies (Minettia)

    Narrow-Winged Damselflies (Coenagrionidae)

    New York Weevils (Ithyceridae)

    Orb-Weavers (Araneidae)

    Paper Wasps - See Yellowjackets, etc.

    Picture-Winged Flies (Ulidiidae)

    Plant Bugs (Miridae)

    Robber Flies (Asilidae)

    Scarab Beetles (Scarabaeidae)

    Scentless Plant Bugs (Rhopalidae)

    Short-horned Grasshoppers (Acrididae)

    Signal Flies (Platystomatidae)

    Soft-Winged Flower Beetles (Melyridae)

    Soldier Beetles (Cantharidae)

    Soldier Flies (Stratiomyidae)

    Sphinx Moths (Sphingidae)

    Spittlebugs (Cercopidae)

    Stink Bugs (Pentatomidae)

    Swallowtails (Papilionidae)

    Sweat Bees (Halictidae)

    Syrphid Flies (Syrphidae)

    Tiger Moths (Arctiidae)

    Tiphiid Wasps (Tiphiidae)

    Yellowjackets, etc. (Vespidae)

    PLANTS

      Brown-Eyed Susan

      Buttonbush

      Clematis

      Crown Vetch

      Dandelion

      Day Lily

      Field Marigold

      Larkspur

      Mountain Blue

      Palm Tree*

      Purple Coneflower

      Rose

      Sedum

      Spider Lily - See Spiderwort

      Spiderwort

      Stinkhorn

      Sweet Alyssum

      Tulip

      Whorled Tickseed

      Wild Pansy

      Yarrow


    REPTILES and AMPHIBIANS

      American Toad

      Common Garter Snake

      Eastern Box Turtle*

      Green Frog

      Long-Tailed Salamander*

      Northern Fence Lizard*

      Painted Turtle


    FISH

      Giant Sea Star*

      Nassau Grouper*

      Puffer Fish*

      Scrawled Filefish*

      Sergeant Major*

      Spanish Hogfish*

      Spotted Grouper*

      Stoplight Parrotfish*

      Yellowhead Wrasse*

      Yellowtail Snapper*


    CRUSTACEANS

      Crayfish


    OTHER

      Events

      Farm Implements

      Landscapes / Mountains

      Planes / Trains / Autos / Boats

      Rainbows / Clouds / Sky Formations

      Rivers and Waterways

      Seven Seas

      Signs, Billboards, etc.

      Structures / Buildings

      Sun and Moon

      Weather


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