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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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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Something To Celebrate

August 6, 2012: It’s exciting times here at Iranigami. One of you, working in partnership with an Iranigami agent, has positively identified a squonk living in western Pennsylvania. The last verified squonk sighting before this was over a hundred years ago, and we feared that they might be extinct. That one is still alive is remarkable, especially given the squonk’s inability to tolerate being looked at.

We are especially pleased because it was possible to secure a perimeter around the squonk’s habitat and create a sanctuary for her, so that she can live on undisturbed.

In honor of this sighting, Have You Seen features the squonk as the Imaginary of the Month. One of the civilians who discovered the squonk – and now our newest apprentice agent – writes about the challenges of photographing Imaginaries in her post to Field Notes. Agent Bug talks about preserving habitats for Imaginaries in her post to You Can Help. And finally, the post to Sightings emphasizes that it’s just as important to understand the habitats in which Imaginaries live as to see an Imaginary itself.

Amidst our joy, Gwyneach’s post to Annals about the first traitors to Iranigami strikes a darker note. It reminds us that even as we revel in our successes, the need to protect the Imaginaries of the world from enemies to the cause is as important today as it was twelve hundred years ago.

But there will be plenty of time to talk about these enemies later. Just for today, we celebrate! - XAX, 236th Keeper of Iranigami


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