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Breathe Easy

The Ospreys are letting off steam. It’s a comfortable 62* in Maine today, but the summer humidity and thunderstorms have arrived. Not to fret… they don’t bother Rachel and Steve or their eggs. “Birds do not sweat, and extreme heat stresses their body temperature.  They must remove this excess body heat through their respiratory system.  You can

7 Ways Animals Beat the Heat

From elephants to Penguins to dogs,  find out the various ways animals keep cool at the National Wildlife Federation! 1. Sweating People do it, and so do horses. Sweating helps animals cool because drying sweat cools the skin. Some canines—members of the dog family—sweat from their feet, but that is not a large enough surface area to

Fire & Ice Zen Den