Walking Rocks?

Query: When I was in Death Valley earlier this year, I saw some enormous 750-pound rocks that appear to travel across the desert on their own. I remembered your article about rock tortoises, and wondered if that’s what these rocks could be?

Corn of Plenty (Part 4 of 4): A Field Guide by Dr. Midas Welby

Corns of the Air: Air-corns utilize their horns for jousting, playing tic-tac-toe, and spearing food in mid-flight. Air-corns often lurk undetected in trees, wood piles, and rain gutters. When bored, they use their horns to ring the doorbells of unsuspecting humans. When the door begins to open, the air-corn flies away.


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Going On Hiatus

December 6, 2014: I am loving college, but I have to admit, I’m overwhelmed.

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Pine Cone Feeders

A Present For Imaginaries: When winter comes, I get concerned about providing extra shelter from the elements for Imaginaries. Recently, I read about people who build wildlife brush shelters out of branches and plants in their yards, and thought this was a great idea.

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Staying On the Lookout

May 4, 2012: I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you on the lookout for the well-being of the Imaginaries.

One of this website’s readers – one of you, not a trained agent – spotted a dog in a pound that fit the description of Black Dog, the featured Imaginary of last month’s posting to Have You Seen? You can see his report, and our response, under Sightings this month. Even though this was not Black Dog himself, the alert reporting of a possible sighting like this one allows us to dispatch an agent promptly, and can mean the difference between life and death for an Imaginary.

Following the Field Notes report last month on the Annual Scat Count at the Iranigami Preserve, we also received several reports about possible jackalope scat sightings, as well as queries about the general habits of Jackalopes. As a result of this interest, the Jackalope is featured this month in Have You Seen? If you find any jackalope scat, or evidence of jackalope activity, let us know about it here.

I hope you enjoy Apprentice Agent 49’s report on dragons. Her training in the field furthers a twelve-hundred year continuum of dragon-care which began all the way back in the Middle Ages, during the days of Peregrine and Ethereal (see Annals for more on the founding of Iranigami). Her advice about cheese and sugar is well worth heeding if you should ever find yourself in the vicinity of dragons.

Finally, Imaginaries come in all shapes and sizes, and in You Can Help, Iranigami Field Agent Bug passes along useful tips for identifying Imaginaries amongst the insect population of our world.

We look forward to hearing from you should you make contact with an Imaginary as you go about your day. -XAX, 236th Keeper of Iranigami


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