The female leopard rolls over onto her back each time after mating for a better chance for the sperm to get to the egg. Leopards mate once a year and it goes on about every 15-20 minutes for 2-3 days. The poor male gets so exhausted that sometimes he'll try to climb a tree to get away from the female.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
For his 70th birthday, George received a crown, meant to be worn while wakeboarding, from the Garretts. Here is proof positive that King George not only wore the crown, but didn't even get it wet!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
When President Obama was interviewed by Stuart Scott from ESPN he said that Wrigley Field is all about beer and beautiful people. Now that's my kind of baseball park!
If anyone out there gets a chance to watch the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field prove Obama wrong. Go there to seriously watch a Cubs Game.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
The Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge opened its gates at 6 a.m. this weekend to allow the public to watch thousands of geese wake up and take off on their way north. There are up to 90,000 geese that come through Humboldt County on the Pacific Flyway, an "aerial highway" used during migration. That's a far cry from their status in the early 1970s when they were on the brink of extinction.
Both days were beautiful--but today, Sunday, the clouds reflecting off the water during sunrise made for some fabulous photo ops.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Take a few days to see waterfalls and wildflowers in Northern California. A fabulous drive this time of year is along Hwy. 70 from Oroville to Quincy. The Feather River National Scenic Byway that meanders through the Feather River Canyon is going to have a brilliant wildflower bloom. Right now the redbud and buttercups are starting the season, which will continue through May.
Just north of Quincy, Hwy. 89 heads up to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Frommer's Travel Guide listed this park as a top destination for 2009! While you're there, spend some time hiking around. The views are fabulous. Don't miss Bumpass Hell, where boiling mud pots are a constant reminder that you're standing on a volcano!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
It's beginning to be cycling season. Time to get back into those bright jackets and warm gloves and head out to the Arcata Bottom. Young calves love to greet you at the fence, hoping you'll be there with treats--but don't do that! Just talk to them. They're so cute!