Category Archives: Animal of the Week

Animal of the Week! What Is An Unau?

The next time you want to insult someone really lazy or slow moving, say “ugh, you’re such an unau!”.  That’s pronounced yoo-no.  It’s also a great Scrabble word if you’re trying to get rid of two u’s, you know. A … Continue reading

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Animal of the Week: What is a Whistle Pig?

If you live anywhere in the West, you’ve probably seen these  lumbering rodents that look like they’re sporting a beer gut and you may also have heard them.  Due to their loud chirping sound and robust belly, they’re known as … Continue reading

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Animal of the Week! What is a Potgut?

I hadn’t heard of a potgut until living in Utah for many years.  My boyfriend (now husband) and I were at the top of one of the lifts at the Sundance Ski Resort late in the season and there was … Continue reading

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Eco-Success Stories! How the Endangered Species Act is Working

I was going to do a post called House of Horrors!  highlighting the results of a 15 year National Cancer Association study finding that women who work in the home are 54% more likely to develop cancer than those who … Continue reading

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Streaming Video of the Week: Watch Bald Eagles Feed their Babies, Live on the Nest Cam!

This might possibly be the coolest thing ever!  The Raptor Resource Project has put cameras near nests of various birds, including owls, osprey and eagles.  My favorite Cam is the Bald Eagle Cam.  They had babies that hatched over the … Continue reading

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Animal of the Week: What is a Sandhill Crane?

My husband and I have found a new love.  Before you start thinking, “hmm, they do live in Utah, home to Big Love, Sister Wives, and Polygamy Porter”, let me explain.  We live on a nature preserve in Park City … Continue reading

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