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Feb. 17  Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
Feb. 18  Ash Wednesday
Feb. 19  Chinese New Year  8545 150219  Letter レター 25
Feb. 22  DAYTONA 500 - Daytona International Speedway
Feb. 22  Academy Awards  The Oscars 2015 | 87th Academy Awards

Minneapolis, Minnesota Weather Forecast and Conditions  Weather Channel  
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8596 150224  The Three Most Damaging Things For The Skin, From Dr. Jeanine B. Downie (VIDEO)  Huffington Post, 02/23/2015

8595 150224  Gerbils may have caused the Black Death epidemic -  02/24/2015  Gerbils or Rats?
After 8 centuries, rats exonerated in spread of Black Death. Gerbils implicated. - The Washington Post  02/24/2015
Black Death - Facts & Summary -
Black Death - Wikipedia

8594 150224 
The 10 least reliable cars  MSN Autos, Consumer Reports
Car  |  America

8593 150224  Carnivorous Plants in Minnesota: Pitcher Plant, Sundew, and Bladderwort.
Researchers Staggered By The Carnivorous Bladderwort Plant, As It Has Less DNA But More Genes  Consolidate Times, 02/24/2015
The ultra-fast trap of an aquatic carnivorous plant - YouTube
Utricularia - Wikipedia 
commonly and collectively called the bladderworts
Species profile: Minnesota DNR  Purple-flowered Bladderwort (
Utricularia purpurea)
Minnesota Carnivorous Plants - Encyclopedia of Life
Sarracenia purpurea (Purple Pitcher Plant) | Minnesota Wildflowers
Species profile: Minnesota DNR  English Sundew
Species profile: Minnesota DNR  Linear-leaved Sundew
1539 130426  Life - Venus Flytraps Jaws of Death - BBC One - YouTube
Venus flytrap - Wikipedia 
carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina
North Carolina State Carnivorous Plant - Venus Flytrap        our page: North Carolina state  |  South Carolina state


8592 150224  Siri will soon support 7 more languages  Mashable, 02/24/2015
Apple - iOS 8 - Siri

8591 150224  Stephen Hawking fears human aggression could 'destroy us all,' calls for more empathy - Yahoo News  02/23/2015
The Theory of Everything (2014) - IMDb
Stephen Hawking Biography 
Stephen Hawking - Wikipedia  January 8, 1942 -  
an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author
Stephen Hawking - Home

8590 150224  Minnesota fatbike racer prepares Iditarod Trail Invitational | Star Tribune  02/22/2015
Iditarod Trail Invitational, Alaska, March 1, 2015
Iditarod Trail Invitational  350-mile and 1000-mile event
Francis Lambert - Iditarod Trail Invitational 2014 - YouTube
Iditarod Trail Invitational 2009 - YouTube

Fatbike - Wikipedia
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8589 150224  Only 1% of all Americans get to experience this incredible sight.  -  ...
Here's how Los Angeles decreased its light pollution by switching to LEDs. ...   -

8588 150224  Birding (Birdwatching) in Minnesota  February 21, 2015: Sunny   We failed to find the Maple Grove - Snowy Owl.
We saw two
Great Horned Owls in flight, a Blue Jay,  two Juncos (snowbirds), several Crows, several Rock Pigeons, and a group of four Turkeys in Minneapolis, MN.
Bird photos
8564 150221  Birding (Birdwatching) in Minnesota  February 19, 2015: Cloudy  We saw a Red-tailed Hawk perching on a lighting post
 while driving on a highway. Red-tailed Hawks often perch on a lighting post.  No, they aren't interested in cars and trucks, but they look for rodents.
red-tailed hawk on a lighting post along highway - Bing Images
Highway Hawks | Saint Paul Audubon Society MN
DFW Raptors Hawks, Falcons, and Eagles DFW Urban Wildlife
Photos:  Red-tailed Hawks  |  Bird photos
8552 150219  Birding (Birdwatching) in Minnesota  Feb. 19, 2015: Sunny  During our lunch break, we saw the snowy owl in Maple Grove, MN with the help of Pete.
 "Pete, thanks so much for your info." The snowy owl is our fourth snowy owl and the first owl of the season.
Snowy Owl photos  |  Bird photos
February 18, 2015  Pete found the snowy owl in Maple Grove, MN again.
February 17, 2015  The Twin Cities metro area, Minnesota: This afternoon we saw an adult Bald Eagle flying overhead while driving.
Bird photos
8529 150216  Birding (Birdwatching) in Minnesota  Feb. 15, 2015: Cloudy : One of our staff members tried to find a snowy owl with the help of his friend,
 Pete, an advanced birder, but they got skunked. They saw three hawks, a bald eagle, starlings, woodpeckers, and crows, plus a gray squirrel.
 The temperature at around 1 p.m. in Minneapolis was 1 degree Fahrenheit (minus 17 Celsius). 
Snowy Owl photos  |  Bird photos

8587 150224  Some of Minnesota's bat species such as the little brown and big brown bats hibernate over the winter.
Bats | Minnesota DNR

Bats in houses: Wildlife: Yard and Garden: University of Minnesota Extension
Little brown bat - Wikipedia 
sometimes called "little brown myotis"
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