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The Axolotl

The Axolotl by Rita Goldner My blog readers have come to expect observations on an array of unfamiliar and sometimes bizarre animals. I find unusual animals not only fascinating from a scientific perspective, but also inspiring, especially if their lifestyle … Continue reading

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The Egg-Laying Wooly Milk-Pig

The Egg-Laying Wooly Milk-Pig by Rita Goldner My friend Eva is truly a Renaissance woman in every sense of the word. She is a farm girl, but also has a PhD. We used to work together, and in her spare … Continue reading

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The Hardy Tardigrade

The Hardy Tardigrade by Rita Goldner My spirit animal this month really takes the cake for weirdness, even considering that I’m known in my posts for being influenced by weird animals. It’s a tardigrade, a cute little guy that’s almost … Continue reading

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Renewal

Renewal by Rita Goldner The concept of renewal might be contemplated in the context of Easter, or the Resurrection. Although I give deference to this religious significance, my blog musings, as usual, are about animals and nature. Last month, the … Continue reading

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin by Rita Goldner This past month we celebrated World Pangolin Day. For that reason, and because a character from my newest work-in-progress picture book happens to be a pangolin getting a pedicure, I decided to dedicate this month’s … Continue reading

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Virgin Birth

Virgin Birth by Rita Goldner The English translation for the word parthenogenesis is virgin birth. Usually the subject of mythology or religious beliefs, it’s also a well-documented scientific feat for some animals. The most imposing expert in this practice was … Continue reading

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The Two-toed Sloth

The Two-toed Sloth by Rita Goldner One of my favorite activities is sketching animals, especially from life. While I have plenty of subjects among friends’ pets, I much prefer exotic animals, so you’ll find me frequently sitting on a folding … Continue reading

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