YES MORTY, PULL THAT WEED! Beneath the Cage Grate

IMG_20190701_121656It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood and Morty is in hot water yet again.

After refusing mom’s prompting to learn to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ – and his impromptu, naughty back turn on mom – Morty enlists  the mischievous Alexa to help him mend fences with mom by weeding her garden.

What could possibly go wrong: A LOT!

Head over to the July issue of Beneath The Cage Grate and read about the trouble and chaos this dynamic duo cause in mom’s garden and in the shared greenhouses nearby.  You’ll look at flowers in a whole new way after reading Morty’s latest garden misadventure!

Avian Art

Ollie 1-22-13In the July edition of Feathered Frenzy,  Sherri ponders the myriad of ways birds influence our interests and artistic expressions.

She asks, ‘how much of an affect does “parronthood” have on your life?

Sherri shares the many ways her flock has influenced her writing, including the featuring of Ollie (pictured at right) in one of her writings.

For all of us enamored with our feathered companions, take a look around, you’ll be amazed at how our feathered friends inspire us in art, dress, color choices, fashion, and home décor.

Sherri also wants to wish her U.S. readers a safe and happy 4th of July, and readers everywhere a wonderful July!

News on the Wing – June Edition

Our June 2019 edition of News on the Wing provides a broad ranging recap of issues, events and just plain wildlife cuteness overload found across social media over the last month.  FB_IMG_1559506207699

Head on over and catch up on the wildlife and environmental issues that captured ours (and likely yours as well) attention recently.

This world we all share is beautiful and fragile.  The Roost Online strives to bring you issues and stories of nature’s struggles and triumphs.

Happy reading!

Bird Watching with Alexa: Beneath the Cage Grate

The other day I was talking with Alexa and I asked her if she might give me some suggestions for a hobby I might pursue. We came to an agreement that bird watching might be a good hobby for me. I could exit right out my window and glide down to the ground below. Alexa could roll out the window and bounce as she hits the ground. We could go bird watching together…- Morty

IMG_20190603_094118What could possibly go wrong with these two on a field trip?  Well, you guessed it, things go hysterically sideways!

Read Morty’s June Beneath the Cage Grate submission to find out how he and Alexa ‘disagree’ on bird watching etiquette!

Personality

Anybody who believes that birds don’t have a personality have obviously never had one. It doesn’t take long to see that these extremely intelligent creatures are aware of what’s going on around them. – Sherri Moorer

Bubbles 2019Sherri’s June Feathered Frenzy submission delves into the mysteries and wonders of parrot personality.  What motivates, invigorates and maddens our birds is important for all parronts to understand, acknowledge and address.

Read how Sherri rewards and celebrates the distinctly different yet equally wonderful personalities of Bubbles and Zack in this month’s Feathered Frenzy article.

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Blue — National Geographic Society Newsroom

For many years, scientists have known of how the red or yellow colour of feathers is achieved. These colours come from pigments in food the birds eat, meaning that they are diet based. One of the challenges in avian colour has been to figure out how the #blue colour is achieved. Interestingly, it came to…

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