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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Stories In The Snow

January 6, 2013: Mid-winter can be a difficult time of year for the Imaginaries of the Northen Hemisphere, and many creatures go into hibernation or hiding to weather out the season, but here at Iranigami, our work continues apace.

A great deal of our work with Imaginaries is based on locating and identifying the signs left by Imaginaries and doing what we can to preserve their habitats. Winter is a great time of year to see stories in the snow, as Faux writes about in Field Notes, and Bug passes along some tips on how to record these signs with camera and pencil, in You Can Help.

Winter has its added perils, too. Some creatures, such as the Slide-Rock Pelter (Have You Seen), seem to become even more active in winter than in summer, so if you’re out looking for Imaginaries, be thoughtful about your movements, and stay alert. All living creatures need to eat, after all, and we don’t want you to become dinner to a hungry Imaginary!

We know that some of you are disappointed that Imaginaries are so difficult to encounter in person (see Sightings), but want to remind you that every bit of information we collect is useful in constructing a better picture of their world and habits. So much of what we know about Imaginaries is put together from multiple observations from many people collected over a long period of time. Gwyneach’s Annals about the story of Krak and his discovery of the kraken illustrates how little pieces of information, gathered up over centuries, can help build a more complete picture.

So listen, learn, and be careful out there! - XAX, 236th Keeper of Iranigami


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