Welcome to our monthly celebration of nature and photography!
We hope you enjoy this issue's selection of jokes, trivia, photos and news.
Mount Wilson
Fall is upon us and the leaves will be falling, perhaps not as much as this Bald Eagle's perch however.

What is the tallest living tree in the world?

You'll find the answer at the end of this newsletter.


Here's another close-up photo to test your mystery-solving skills.
It looks like a bird, but which one?

You'll find the answer at the end of this newsletter.


We have had two very nice butterflies sent to us this month from our two latest members so we chose the State Butterfly page for this months feature page You can see all the States official butterflies here.

One of our newest members, Tracy Capps of Mascoutah, IL. sent in this great picture of a Monarch Butterfly.
W.C. Durnil of Chino Valley Arizona sent us this fantastic image of a Great Horned Owl.
Dennis Coop of Sherwood in Arkansas sent in this female Diana Fritillary Butterfly taken at Mt Magazine.
One of our regulars, Joyce Cahill of Winslow, Arkansas had this Greater Roadrunner come close by.
Many thanks to Tracy with her first submission and also Dennis. Thank you also to two regulars, W. C . and Joyce.
If you have a nature image for this section, please let us know!.

We have another amazing tree bark for this month's wandering image.
This is Snow Gum Tree, Eucalyptus pauciflora.


What do you think would be a good caption for this photo of a lucky Black Bear?

Here are two of ideas:
#1 - "Someone has to clean up all this litter."
#2 - "One can't live on berries alone."

If this month's photo inspires you, please send us your caption in an e-mail.


___A Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep left home, upset when his girl wrote breaking off their engagement and asking for her photograph back.

___He asked his mates for photographs of all the lady sheep that they knew. Then he bundled them all together and sent them back with a note saying, "I regret to inform you that I cannot remember which one is you -- please keep your photo and return the others."

"Perhaps I did know who she was."


Monthly Selections
Here are this month's choices:
Bird - Violet-green Swallow | Wildflower - Large-Leaved Avens | Bug - Eight spotted Skimmer

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A Little Reminder

It is time to think about freezing some berries to feed to the birds when winter sets in.
They really will appreciate it. Cut the leaves off after gathering the berry bunches,
but leave as long a stem as you can for hanging them up with.

Picture of the Week
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Past Issues
If you want to see any of the past issues of Whispers, they are available here.


National Wildlife Day is September 4
in the United States. Click here for details.


Did you know, that on the Hawaiian island of Maui there's an amazing Indian
Banyan Tree, Ficus benghalensis, which covers nearly an acre?


The Quaking Aspen, Populus tremuloides, was chosen by the Utah State Legislature in 2014
to be the new state tree. replacing the Colorado Blue Spruce which was selected in 1933.
You can view all the State and Provincial Trees here.


A Coast Redwood tree, Sequoia sempervirens, in Redwood National Park,
California is the tallest tree in the world, reaching 379.3 ft/ 115.61 m up to the sky.

That's about the height of a 30-storey building!


This month's mystery image is a Black Oystercatcher.

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Thanks for joining us this month! We hope you enjoyed this issue of Whispers. We invite your comments and ideas - just drop us an e-mail. See you next month!
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