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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Rekindling Hope

May 6, 2014: It’s springtime, and the pace of life in the natural world quickens. The days are growing longer here in the northern hemisphere. Trees are sprouting new leaves, hodags are coming out of hibernation, and young tripoderos are hatching.

With new life and new activity all around us, it’s also time for us to rekindle our awareness of the fragility of Imaginaries trying to survive in an increasingly crowded world. We can do this by offering our aid and assistance to Imaginaries where possible. And when we are unable to help, we can learn to respect the natural rhythms and rituals of the cycle of life and death in the natural world.

Some days, the effort of trying to preserve, protect and defend the Imaginaries seems endless, and even futile. There is always so much to be done, and so few of us to do it.

But while the work can be frustrating, it is never dull, because there is always something new to learn about the world of Imaginaries. And when I remember all the little victories we have achieved at Iranigami since I became Keeper, my hope is re-awakened and I can begin again, restored and refreshed. - XAX, 236th Keeper of Iranigami


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