We needed to take our dog, and ourselves, to a mountaintop. Wooster is not doing well, and I don't have to say much more to those of you who have had to face the prospect of saying goodbye to a beloved family member who happens to be a dog or cat. Wooster loves the back-of-the-station-wagon bed we've created for her, and as we drove together to the top of Cadillac Mountain yesterday, she was a happy dog.
The Big Bug We had an unexpected visitor on The Naturalist's Notebook deck on Sunday. We think it's a giant water bug (a.k.a., a toe biter), though I'm not sure why it would have left a nearby brook to check in on us.
Answer to the Last Puzzler Zebras have white stripes on black fur, not the other way around.
Today's Puzzler A field biologist is counting animals on a small island. The island has only lizards and birds. The biologist, who has a kooky streak, decides to count just heads and legs. She finds that the lizards and birds on the island have a total of 30 heads and 70 legs. How many birds are there and how many lizards are there?