Balding

“Nobody is happy with what’s on their head. People with straight hair want curly, people with curly want straight, and bald people want everyone to be blind.” —       Rita Rudner “As humans, we are all too familiar with hair loss as we get older. Roseate Spoonbills, it turns out, are familiar with balding too, but … More Balding

Spoon fed

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” —      E.M. Forster Born with its own silver spoon in its mouth? Swinging its spoon-shaped beak from side to side when walking through the shallow waters of mangrove keys and mudflats, the Roseate Spoonbill Stork uses its slightly open bill … More Spoon fed

Pride

“Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.” — Rumi “The proud peacock of today may be only a feather duster tomorrow.” — Rick Barnes *   *   * Proud as a Peacock — Photo at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Fla., by Ellen Franks © 2019

Dramatic Flair

“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white—dramatic. You have to be strong.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” — Fanny Brice … More Dramatic Flair

Dispute

“An intelligent person should never resolve a dispute with brute force.” — Gersh Budker The American flamingo, with its long graceful neck and statuary stance, is distinguished by its deep pink coloration, largely due to its diet of beta-Carotene rich substances. Its black tipped beak, leading towards white coloration, is slightly scooped to aid in … More Dispute

Healthy Eating

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” — Virginia Woolf “The more colorful the food, the better. I try to add color to my diet, which means vegetables and fruits.” — Misty May-Treanor Most known for its tendency to play dead when experiencing intense fear, the opossum eats … More Healthy Eating