Jill Bliss

March 29, 2015

Wildlife & farmlife…

Wildlife & farmlife co-existing.

Wildlife & farmlife co-existing.

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The dinnertime procession of ladies, babies & girls!

The dinnertime procession of ladies, babies & girls!

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March 27, 2015

"Ladies, gather your…

"Ladies, gather your babies! It's dinnertime!"

"Ladies, gather your babies! It's dinnertime!"

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March 27, 2015

My way of…

My way of trying to remember Salish Sea creature facts & figures… A female giant pacific octopus has 2240 suction cups on her 8 arms, which works out to 280 per arm. Her male counterpart has just 2060 suction cups in total. Seven arms of 280 suckers each, while the eighth arm has only 100 suckers. The rest of that arm is used to, um, help make babies. Or rather eggs. Hundreds of them that the female hangs from the ceiling of her cave and guards with her life until they hatch. And then she dies. The end.

My way of trying to remember Salish Sea creature facts & figures... A female giant pacific octopus has 2240 suction cups on her 8 arms, which works out to 280 per arm. Her male counterpart has just 2060 suction cups in total. Seven arms of 280 suckers each, while the eighth arm has only 100 suckers. The rest of that arm is used to, um, help make babies. Or rather eggs. Hundreds of them that the female hangs from the ceiling of her cave and guards with her life until they hatch. And then she dies. The end.

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March 27, 2015

Daybreak.

Daybreak.

Daybreak.

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Celebratory beach walk (I did my taxes)! And a loon in mid winter-to-summer plumage and me without my telephoto!

Celebratory beach walk (I did my taxes)! And a loon in mid winter-to-summer plumage and me without my telephoto!

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March 26, 2015

Muted sunrise on…

Muted sunrise on the farm cove with a flock of Bufflehead ducks flying in.

Muted sunrise on the farm cove with a flock of Bufflehead ducks flying in.

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March 24, 2015

Four of the…

Four of the twelve rascals zooming underfoot in the barnyard these days!

Four of the twelve rascals zooming underfoot in the barnyard these days!

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March 24, 2015

Orca anima habitat…

Orca anima habitat progress in the studio last night.

Orca anima habitat progress in the studio last night.

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March 23, 2015

Found a tuft…

Found a tuft of fox hair in the lane. So soft! They have been sculking around the barnyard eyeing the baby goats & the chickens.

Found a tuft of fox hair in the lane. So soft! They have been sculking around the barnyard eyeing the baby goats & the chickens.

from @jill_bliss on instagram.