Today’s Post

Oh Deer!

Oh Deer!

Are you ready to meet one of the largest members of the deer family? If you live in Europe you may already have! These woodland creatures are quiet large and sport some great headgear!

Meet the Red Deer!

 

 

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Hello Songbird

Hello Songbird

We are meeting a favorite woodland bird today! They are can be spotted all year long!

Meet the Northern Cardinal!

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Walking in the Woods

Walking in the Woods

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We are excited to spend this fall & the last remaining days of November introducing woodland animals. We’ll be meeting some birds and mammals and amphibians.

We are so grateful for fall crisp weather and the beautiful orange, yellow and red leaves. We love to put on our scarves and go for stroll in a park or on a trail. We usually only spot birds and squirrels, but the woods are full of so many creatures- often not seen.

We hope you are excited to meet some of these residents in the next few weeks! Tomorrow we are meeting a woodland creature many of us do now, but often take for granite! These brightly colored birds fill the air with song! Any guess of who they are?

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Hello!

Hello!

 

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Hello! And welcome to our adventures! We wanted to introduce ourselves again after being gone for a while.  We are a small horse & elephant who love animals, nature and adventure.

Our mission is to introduce you to animals from all over the planet. We hope to inspire you to fall in love with these creatures and their habitats. We all call this planet home and we only get the one, so we hope to help protect it. We are going to cover groups of animals each month with the theme changing. Sometimes the theme will be based on a habitat and other times it will be fun (like creepy crawlies) and other themes will be based on groups (like cetaceans -whales and dolphins). We are introducing maps this year & most information will be given in pictures- like an animals Stats (i.e. what they eat).

We hope you enjoy our new format and please- share our site with your friends & family! We love to make new friends! Also- join in the fun on our social media- Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!

 

See you tomorrow for the introduction of the theme for November!

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A Welcome Back

Hello dear fans and readers,

I wanted to introduce myself. Hi- I’m Stacey. I am the sole writer and runner of Ellie and Edmond. I wanted to share a little more behind the scenes here at HQ. This past summer and fall have been difficult, as my father became ill and passed. As we begin to move forward, I took some time to re-evaluate Ellie and Edmond and the site.

I have a full time job on top of working on art and making jewelry and Ellie & Edmond. Running 3 separate businesses can be overwhelming.  And as much as I love animals and educating others, keeping up with the site had become more of a chore than a joy. This past 3 months has been a good sebatical and a good time to reflect on the goals of the site and for Ellie and Edmond. It has been a good time for me to renew my love for this little horse and elephant.

Starting Nov 12th, we will be back with all new posts, in a whole new format. My hope is share more of Ellie and Edmond’s personality while we educate you about animals and conservation. I hope to jazz up the website around the beginning of the new year too.

Thank you for your patience during our absence. And thank you for your support and love over the years. I have one request, we need to get our name out there more. So please, share your love of E&E on your pages, social media sites and with friends and family.

Thank you,

Stacey, Ellie & Edmond

and everyone at HQs

 

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Warty Fish

Warty Fish

Today we are meeting one ugly but neat fish today! These funny looking fish are named the Warty Frog Fish! Come learn more about them with us.

 

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Warty Frogfish Fun Facts: 

  • These warty frogfish grows up to 6 inches long.
  • They are covered in little bumps called spindles.
  • They have large mouths that allow them to eat prey as large as themselves. These carnivores eat anything that comes their way.
  • After a few weeks of life they have the ability to change color to match their surroundings.
  • They have a lure on their head they use to catch prey with.
  • Warty frogfish are also biofluorescent. They have proteins that absorb electromagnetic waves and they emit that light in a different color.

Warty frogfish are so amazing! Can you imagine absorbing electromagnetic waves and then glowing? It is so neat!

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Puff the Magic Fishy

Puff the Magic Fishy

We are super excited to introduce you to today’s fish! This adorable little creature is called the Dog-Faced Puffer Fish! Are you ready campers?

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Dog-Faced Puffer Fish: 

  • These little puffer fish grow to about a foot long.
  • They are also known as the black spotted puffer fish.
  • These crazy fish are not covered in scales, but have smooth skin.
  • These carnivores eat everything from worms to coral.
  • Dog-faced puffer fish are solitary and territorial.
  • They do not have pelvic fins.

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We just love these funny looking puffer fish. They can inflate to twice their size when threatened by predators. That may be one of the coolest adaptations ever!

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Walking Fish

Walking Fish

We are so excited to be back snorkeling with our campers after shark week! Chompy will be back later next week! Today we are meeting a strange but super cool fish today. And yes is it known to walk and not swim!

Longnose batfish on Bari Reef, Bonaire

 

Longnosed Batfish Fun Facts: 

  • Longnosed batfish can grow up to 12 inches long.
  • These crazy looking creatures use their side fins to “walk” along the sand floor.
  • They lay in wait for prey to swim by. They can can detect prey with the small antennae on their head.
  • They can range in color from yellowish to purple with small spots. They have red-orange lips.’
  • They are carnivores that eat fish, crustaceans and shellfish.
  • They are in the same family as of the anglerfish.
  • They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.

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These strange and amazing creatures have filled a nook in the environment that other fish have not. They prey on animals at the bottom. While most fish swim higher in the water column, batfish “walk” along the floor. It’s an amazing adaptation if you ask us! Think batfish celebrate Halloween?

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Happy Shark Week!

Come watch our video from Betty the Black Tip Reef Shark!

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Guess the Shark

Guess the Shark

Can you guess the shark species with the cartoon clues? Hint- each shark has the name of another animal too! Answers at bottom.

 

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1- Tiger shark, 2- whale shark 3- cat shark 4- bull shark 5- zebra shark

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