Yes, black vultures are monomorphic and females and males can’t really be distinguished. And yes, both parents take equal shifts incubating the eggs. But this one displayed great nurturing instincts while away from her nest in an abandoned barn. She positioned herself directly over a hole in the roof and turned her wings into a parasol to make sure that the new eggs didn’t overheat in the sun.
Mary Wade died of influenza in 1885 and is buried on the land she moved to with her daughters Miriam and Effie May in 1883. Her grave lies at the end of spur trail near Arabia Lake. Nothing is known about the small graves marked by broken field stones on the west side of Mary’s grave (there are at least seven), but perhaps the answer may be discovered in the Flat Rock Archives.
This stuffed pony and his giraffe friend appeared to be plotting a getaway at the Rockdale Art Farm.
Compared to the graffiti at Albert Shoals, this bug seems harmless — but please, use colored chalk.