Adam Lavigne on Instagram: “Rob Kempinski’s exposed root JBP he used as a teaching tool at the last CFBC meeting. Sweet tree! #floridabonsai #mybonsaiworld #trees…”

https://www.instagram.com/adamaskwhy_bonsai/p/Btt0a8EnNuv/

Anibal Poublan on Instagram: “Bienas tardes en Bonsai! #盆栽 #bonsaionline #bonsaiargentina #bonsaimente #bonsailabo #bonsailabo凜 #盆栽園 #bonsailife #bonsaiargentina…”

https://www.instagram.com/anibalpoublan/p/BttlFNnjcgI/

Kagawa BONSAI on Instagram: “Today I went saitama 今日は埼玉へ。 . I went bonsai nursery. I am so happy to meet bonsai. . せっかく関東に来たので 盆栽園巡りです。 たくさんの盆栽に会え幸せです。 . #盆栽 #盆栽鉢…”

https://www.instagram.com/kagawabonsai/p/BtslKJsnLMr/

Bird’s ID – Great Egret

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Great Egret


The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret, or (in the Old World) great white egret or great white heron is a large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies found in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and southern Europe. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, it builds tree nests in colonies close to water.

The great egret is a large heron with all-white plumage. Standing up to 1 m (3.3 ft) tall, this species can measure 80 to 104 cm (31 to 41 in) in length and have a wingspan of 131 to 170 cm (52 to 67 in). Body mass can range from 700 to 1,500 g (1.5 to 3.3 lb), with an average around 1,000 g (2.2 lb). It is thus only slightly smaller than the great blue or grey heron (A. cinerea). Apart from size, the great egret can be…

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Bird’s ID – Great Blue Heron

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Great Blue Heron


The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to coastal Spain, the Azores, and areas of far southern Europe. An all-white population found only in south Florida and the Florida Keys is known as the great white heron. Debate exists about whether it is a white color morph of the great blue heron, a subspecies of it, or an entirely separate species.

It is the largest North American heron and, among all extant herons, it is surpassed only by the goliath heron (Ardea goliath) and the white-bellied heron (Ardea insignis). It has head-to-tail length of 91–137 cm (36–54 in), a wingspan of…

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Nesting Places for Birds

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I’ve lived in my house 25 years. By now, I know where I am likely to find birds nests. Every so often one will surprise me–but for the most part, there are several trees–small trees–and shrubs where I know that I am likely to find birds needs if I just pay attention.

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I will always find at least one, if not two, American robin’s nest in my American dogwood (cornus florida). Interestingly enough, they also like the Japanese maple and the japanese holly–so it’s not an “american” thing.

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I will also find various other birds nesting in these topiary blue spruce we have. We have several (don’t blame me–I inherited them). They stay because they birds like them.

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The japanese holly is another inherited shrub that I tolerate because it’s good for the birds. As I mentioned in the last post, it’s wonderful shelter for them (it doesn’t berry–I don’t…

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