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Penguins!

Penguins!

We are meeting an adorable species of flightless bird today, the chinstrap penguin! Everybody practice their waddle!

 

 

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Frozen Frogs

Frozen Frogs

Today we are meeting first animal that has some crazy wild winter adaptations! Come meet the wood frog!

 

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Wonderful Winter Adaptations

Wonderful Winter Adaptations

We are spending this month meeting animals have some of the coolest winter adaptations around. People often wonder what animals do to survive extreme cold. Some animals hibernate and some just reduce their activities. Some animals are built to live in the cold all year round. There are some animals that even “freeze” themselves.

Get your best winter gear on and grab a cup of hot cocoa- with extra marshmallows- and get ready to learn about winter animals with us starting tomorrow! We’re meeting an amphibian first!

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Hi Marten

Hi Marten

We are meeting a really cute little woodland mammal today and we hope you are excited to meet them too. Meet the European Pine Marten!

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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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Knot Bird

Knot Bird

We are so happy to finish our first week at Camp E&E at the Beach with more fun bird species! These little funny shore birds have an even funnier name- the red knot!

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Red Knot Fun Facts: 

  • These gorgeous little birds have one of the longest migration routes on any bird. They travel from places like Alaska to Southern America.
  • They are carnivores. They eat larva and Arthropoda.
  • They grow up to 10 inches long.
  • Red knots can double their weight before they migrate.
  • One cool fact is like most migrating birds, they reduce the size of their digestive organs before they migrate.
  • They are listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN.

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We love these little birds. How cool is that they migrate soooooo far! That trip must be exhausting- hehehe!

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Foxy

Foxy

We met another resident of the woods around camp- the red fox. These canines are known for being clever and sneaky. We just think they are cool.

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Red Fox Fun Facts: 

  • Red fox can grow up to 21 inches long and weigh up to 24 lbs.
  • They are the largest member of the true fox family.
  • These graceful mammals walk on their toes!
  • They are mostly solitary.
  • These omnivores eat small mammals, fish and frogs, but also eat fruit and vegetation.
  • While the red fox is mostly nocturnal, they are known to come out during the day.
  • They are very vocal and can produce 28 different sounds. Does anyone here speak fox?
  • Those large fluffy tails are called brushes. Foxes use them for balance and to wrap themselves up in during colder months.

Red Fox (Male), Horsefly Peninsula, Quesnel Lake, British Columbia

You can hear the fox around Lake Salamander chatter. These gorgeous animals often get a bad wrap, but that is very much undeserved. They are one of the most successful members of the canine family and can be found on 5 continents.

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Amphibian Friend at Lake Salamander

Amphibian Friend at Lake Salamander

We are so happy to meet our first friend of the summer! Camp E&E sits next to one beautiful lake- Lake Salamander. This special spot was named because of the special amphibians who live here! We are always so thrilled to find a few chilling in the woods.

Today we are meeting the Southern Zigzag salamander. Woohoo!

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Southern Zigzag Salamander Fun Facts: 

  • These adorable amphibians are carnivores. They eat mostly insects.
  • They only grow to about 3 1/2 inches long! Not a big animal for sure.
  • They call the forest floor their home, so watch where you are stepping while on hikes campers.
  • They have a zigzag stripe down their back. It can vary in color from red to yellow.
  • Females lay eggs in burrows. They guard their eggs until they hatch. Unlike a lot of salamanders, they do not go through an aquatic larva phase. When they are born, they look like miniature adults!
  • They are listed by the IUCN as Least Concern.

Can you imagine how cute teeny tiny zigzag salamanders are? We would hardly be able to stand it! We hear that Crafty Crab is coming up with a cute salamander craft later in the week! YAY!

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Black & White Bird

Black & White Bird

As we were exploring the cliffs and coasts to meet puffins, we met another neat sea bird- the razorbill! These neat looking birds look even more formal than penguins!

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Razorbill Fun Facts:

  • They grow up to 8 1/2 inches long and weigh up to 30 oz.
  • These carnivores eat fish and crustaceans.
  • These sea birds spend most of their life at sea. They spend time on cliffs and coastlines to breed in the spring.
  • Male and females mate for life. They come together to incubate the egg.
  • The oldest living razorbill lived to 41 years.
  • They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.

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These gorgeous birds are so cool! They have the neatest little white lines on their beaks. They are quiet fun to watch dive for food.

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Oh Those Ear Tufts!

Oh Those Ear Tufts!

We headed out in a Jeep to find a predator on the plains today! We were looking for a feline, but not a lion, cheetah or leopard. So who were we looking for you ask? This cat is small, but mighty and they have some of the greatest ears around.

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Caracal Fun Facts: 

  • These medium sized cats can grow up to 42 inches long and weigh up to 44 lbs. The males are larger than the females.
  • They are the largest member of the small cats in Africa.
  • They are famous for their large ear tufts or tassels. It is thought that they use these to communicate with other caracals.
  • These agile carnivores eat small mammals and birds.
  • They are able to leap 10 feet into the air to catch birds in flight.
  • Caracals are mostly solitary and highly territorial.
  • They mark their territories with scents and physical marks like claw marks on trees.
  • They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.

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We were so excited to spot this sleak predator. They remind us of the house cat that lives at HQs, except he is a bit plumper and lazier.

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