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That took far too long and a new lizard

Another needlepoint snake hide has been finished. Finally. After four months. Which is an inexcusable length to spend on such a small critter. It is only 18″x 3″. Still, four months. This is Agkistrodon Mark II, as the previous copperhead hide was … Continue reading

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A most excellent hide

The needlepointed copperhead hide is finished. 6 months, and she is done. Here she is: And here’s the original: And here they are together: Not too bad. The difference in coloration was made to take into account color loss during … Continue reading

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Living with Agkistrodon contortrix, the Copperhead

Basic tips if you share habitation with copperheads: 1. Know what they look like. In North Carolina, look at the dark banding. They are the only snakes whose bands get skinnier over their spines. All other snakes have bands that fatten over their … Continue reading

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More progress…

Progress at home…. Progress at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences… Progress at a Shakori Grassroots Music Festival… Progress in a fake wooden train… Progress during a biking stop at the Weaver Street Market for a piece of blueberry … Continue reading

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Big projects

Need a big project. Too many small projects lately. The weather is cooling and de-muggifying. Mosquitos are slightly more civilized. The unusual southern summer has reduced the tick population to tolerable levels. So sitting outside, observing the wildlife, embroidering some … Continue reading

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