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14454 180630    Nature Notes    June 30, 2018 Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Theodore Wirth Park, Tammy’s Walk @ 7:30 a.m.
Robin nest; most likely with tiny nestlings, Baltimore Oriole's nest; it looks like a fledgling is visiting the nest, Orchard Orioles (calls), Warbling Vireo (calls); nesting?, Northern Cardinal nest?, Great-crested Flycatcher (calls), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (calls), Red-winged Blackbird and young ones, Blue Heron, Mourning Dove, Red-eyed Vireo calls, Cedar Waxwing; four Waxwings take baths in a spring* on a hot day, Hairy Woodpecker, Song Sparrow calls, Grackle parent with its baby, 
Toad baby (around 0.5 cm)
raided Turtle nest with broken shells
Butterfly, Dragonfly, Mosquitoes
In Bloom: Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, White Water Lily, White Clover, Pickerelweed, Cattail, Sumac, Curly Dock, Leadplant, False Indigo, Forget-me-not,
Turk's-cap Lily?, Early Meadow Rue, Yarrow, Fleabane,
Fruits/Seeds: Plum, Curly Dock, False Indigo, some Oak species - Acorns, Ash, Asparagus, Jack-in-the culprit,
Splish, Splash Why Do Birds Take Baths? – Cool Green Science

Nature Notes  2018  

14453 180630   Madison makes urgent call to commission more officers to fight the British - Jun 30, 1812 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    James Madison   #4 
Canada


14452 180630     died June 30, 2003
born September 14, 1914    Robert McCloskey
Make Way for Ducklings author Robert McCloskey dies - Jun 30, 2003 - HISTORY.com
Make way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey SONLIGHT PRESCHOOL T Read by SUPER BooKBoY! - YouTube
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey - Stories for Kids (Children's Books Read Aloud) - YouTube
Robert McCloskey - Wikipedia 
September 14, 1914 – June 30, 2003, an American writer and illustrator of children's books.
Ohio  |  Massachusetts


14451 180629  best beaches in usa 2018 - YouTube
Travel

14450 180629     died June 29, 2002    Rosemary Clooney
Rosemary Clooney - IMDb
Rosemary Clooney - Wikipedia 
May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002, an American singer and actress. her nephew, George Clooney
Rosemary Clooney - Mambo Italiano - 1954 originals - YouTube
Rosemary Clooney - Mambo Italiano - YouTube
MAMBO ITALIANO-rosemary clooney - YouTube

Music

14449 180629  Texan William Travis prepares for war with Mexico - Jun 29, 1835 - HISTORY.com
The Alamo - We Will Sell Our Lives Dearly - YouTube
The Alamo - Crossing the Line - YouTube
William B. Travis - Wikipedia 
August 1, 1809 – March 6, 1836, a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution
Texas
 
14448 180628  Red Cloudbow over Delaware  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  June 13, 2018 
Astronomy


14447 180628  61 of the Best Things in Life That Aren't Available to Buy  MSN

14446 180628  Louis Armstrong records “West End Blues” - Jun 28, 1928 - HISTORY.com
Louis Armstrong - West End Blues - Chicago, 28 June 1928 - YouTube
West End Blues - Louis Armstrong - YouTube
Louis Armstrong - Wikipedia  August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971, nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
New Orleans, Louisiana 
Music    

14445 180628  Keynes predicts economic chaos - Jun 28, 1919 - HISTORY.com
John Maynard Keynes - Wikipedia 
John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes CB FBA, 5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946, a British economist whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. 

14444 180627  Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  June 6, 2018 
"What a cool video clip!"
Astronomy


14443 180627     Route 66 decertified - Jun 27, 1985 - HISTORY.com
Route 66 Timelapse - From Chicago to LA in 3 Minutes - YouTube
U.S. Route 66 - Wikipedia  1926-1985
Route 66 Map--Route A Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

America

14442 180627     born June 27, 1880    Helen Keller
HELEN KELLER THE STORY OF MY LIFE - YouTube
Mini Bio Helen Keller - YouTube

Helen Keller - Wikipedia  June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968, an American author, political activist, and lecturer.
She was the first
deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree...  
Alabama


14441 180627  Forest gumption: Researchers produce liquor from trees:The Asahi Shimbun
Info from Explore Japan Info

14440 180626  Unique′ cannabis compound reverses brain aging in mice  Deutsche Welle, 06/26/2018

14439 180626  St. Lawrence Seaway opened - Jun 26, 1959 - HISTORY.com
The Story of the St. Lawrence Seaway - YouTube
Saint Lawrence Seaway - Wikipedia
Canada  |  America


14438 180626  Human Genome Announcement at the White House (2000) - YouTube  June 26, 2000
Celebrating a 'decade of discovery' since the Human Genome Project Wellcome | Sanger Institute
Human Genome Project - Wikipedia
Presidents     Bill Clinton    #42

14437 180626  Weekend Box Office Results for June 22-24, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - IMDb  2  Incredibles 2 (2018) - IMDb  3  Ocean's Eight (2018) - IMDb

14435 180625-0626    Nature Notes    June 23, 2018 Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Theodore Wirth Park, Tammy’s Walk @ 7:30 a.m.
Robin nest; mom incubating, Robin nest fledged, Indigo Bunting (calls), Hummingbird, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal calls, Blue Heron, Egret, Goldfinch, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-crested Flycatcher (calls), Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole* (adult male**), Baltimore Oriole, Oriole nest, Downy Woodpecker, Barn Swallow, Barn Swallow nest (most likely fledged), Broad-winged Hawk flying in circles, Song Sparrow calls, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Kingbird,
Chipmunk
Toad baby (body length: around 1 cm)
Question Mark Butterfly, Cabbage White, Bumblebee, Green color – Beetle (unidentified, not Japanese Beetle)
In Bloom: Canada Elderberry, False Indigo, Blue Flag Iris, Forget-Me-Not, Showy Lady’s Slipper (almost done), Black-eyed Susan, Thistle, White Clover, Red Clover, Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Cattail: male and female flowers, Willow catkins,
Fruits: Red Elderberry, Plum, Eastern Red Cedar (used to flavor gin), Curly Dock, Black Raspberry+,
Orchard Oriole - YouTube
Orchard Oriole Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

**  Adult male – our lifer++  Note: We've seen female and immature Orchard Oriole.
Rubus occidentalis (Black Raspberry) Minnesota Wildflowers
black raspberry - Google Search (Images)
Rubus idaeus (Wild Red Raspberry) Minnesota Wildflowers

Wild Red Raspberry - Google Search
(Images)
++  The Audubon Dictionary For Birders | Audubon
Nature Notes  2018 

14436 180625  “King of Pop” Michael Jackson dies at age 50 - Jun 25, 2009 - HISTORY.com
michael jackson - billie jean live first time moonwalk - YouTube
Michael Jackson: Celebrities Tweet Tributes on the 9th Anniversary of The King of Pop's Death Billboard
Top 10 Most Important Moments in Music History - YouTube
Michael Jackson Biography - Biography  August 29, 1958 to June 25, 2009
Music

14435 180625-0626    Nature Notes    June 23, 2018 Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Theodore Wirth Park, Tammy’s Walk @ 7:30 a.m.
Robin nest; mom incubating, Robin nest fledged, Indigo Bunting (calls), Hummingbird, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal calls, Blue Heron, Egret, Goldfinch, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-crested Flycatcher (calls), Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole* (adult male**), Baltimore Oriole, Oriole nest, Downy Woodpecker, Barn Swallow, Barn Swallow nest (most likely fledged), Broad-winged Hawk flying in circles, Song Sparrow calls, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Kingbird,
Chipmunk
Toad baby (body length: around 1 cm)
Question Mark Butterfly, Cabbage White, Bumblebee, Green color – Beetle (unidentified, not Japanese Beetle)
In Bloom: Canada Elderberry, False Indigo, Blue Flag Iris, Forget-Me-Not, Showy Lady’s Slipper (almost done), Black-eyed Susan, Thistle, White Clover, Red Clover, Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Cattail: male and female flowers, Willow catkins,
Fruits: Red Elderberry, Plum, Eastern Red Cedar (used to flavor gin), Curly Dock, Black Raspberry+,
Orchard Oriole - YouTube
Orchard Oriole Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

**  Adult male – our lifer++  Note: We've seen female and immature Orchard Oriole.
Rubus occidentalis (Black Raspberry) Minnesota Wildflowers
black raspberry - Google Search (Images)
Rubus idaeus (Wild Red Raspberry) Minnesota Wildflowers

Wild Red Raspberry - Google Search
(Images)
++  The Audubon Dictionary For Birders | Audubon
Nature Notes  2018  

14434 180625    World    18 Best Travel Destinations of 2018 Where to Travel This Year! - YouTube
National Geographic: Albania 2018 in Top 21 Best Destinations to visit - YouTube
Albania Map - Geography of Albania - Map of Albania - Worldatlas.com
Travel 

14433 180625    USA    25 Beautiful Places In The United States You Need To Visit Today - YouTube
The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America - YouTube
Travel 

14432 180624  Top 7 INCREDIBLE Travel Destinations of 2018 | Where to Travel This Year! - YouTube
Summer travel 2018: 18 best places to go | CNN Travel
The Best Places to Visit This Summer 2018 - Condé Nast Traveler
Travel 


14431 180624  Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce engagement - Jun 24, 1953 - HISTORY.com
Presidents     John F. Kennedy    #35 

14430 180624  Michael Shaara, author of The Killer Angels, is born - Jun 23, 1929 - HISTORY.com
Gettysburg (1993) - IMDb
Gettysburg (1993) 20th Maine bayonet charge at Little Round Top - YouTube

Civil War 


14429 180623  Artists - Twin Cities Jazz Festival
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER He's Gone - YouTube
GABIN feat. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER - INTO MY SOUL - YouTube
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Topic - YouTube
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Wikipedia 
born May 27, 1950, an American jazz singer. She is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony Award-winning stage actress.
Moonlight in Vermont - Joey DeFrancesco feat. Houston Person - incredible sax solo - YouTube
Houston Person - Wikipedia 
born November 10, 1934, an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz.
Nayo Jones - At Last - YouTube
Twin Cities Jazz Festival
14424 180621  June 21 - 23, 2018  Twin Cities Jazz Festival - Mears Park, Lowertown, Saint Paul - Minnesota's Largest
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Houston Person set to headline Twin Cities Jazz Festival – Twin Cities
Twin Cities Jazz Festival

14428 180622  Star Size Comparison 2  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  June 12, 2018
Astronomy

14427 180622  ′We cannot survive without insects′   Deutsche Welle, 06/22/2018
Insects


14426 180622  Breaking These Health Rules Can Lead to an Early Death  Cheat Sheet

14425 180622  FDR signs GI bill - Jun 22, 1944 - HISTORY.com
Almanac: The GI Bill - YouTube
The GI Bill Explained in 4 Minutes: US History Review - YouTube
Presidents   
Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII  

14424 180621  June 21 - 23, 2018  Twin Cities Jazz Festival - Mears Park, Lowertown, Saint Paul - Minnesota's Largest
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Houston Person set to headline Twin Cities Jazz Festival – Twin Cities
Twin Cities Jazz Festival

14423 180621  Civil rights workers disappear - Jun 21, 1964 - HISTORY.com
Mississippi Burning (1988) - IMDb
Civil Rights  |  Mississippi


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