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Featured Critter – Northern Flicker

Northern Flickers, one of our local woodpeckers, are often seen hopping around on the ground or up in trees searching for insects. In addition, they will come to feeders for suet or peanut butter. These birds are brown overall with a pattern of black spots, bars, and crescents. Males have a red mustache. You can…

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Featured Critter – Bobcat

This medium-sized cat is a native of North America. It is best known for its black-tipped bobbed tail and ruffs of hair beneath the ears. The bobcat hunts from dusk to midnight and then again from dawn to sunrise. It can take prey up to the size of a rabbit. Bobcats are solitary and territorial….

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