Mt. Tanigawa is known as the "Alpine Plant Heaven," and plants including mountain lilies and the unfortunately-named skunk cabbage bloom in early summer. Because the mountain has a unique topography, visitors can enjoy both the flowers as well as snow on the east side of the mountain at the same time. Mt. Tanigawa has been very popular with rock climbers over the years, to the point where it has been said that the history of Mt. Tanigawa is also the history of rock climbing in Japan...

Mt. Tanigawa is known as the "Alpine Plant Heaven," and plants including mountain lilies and the unfortunately-named skunk cabbage bloom in early summer. Because the mountain has a unique topography, visitors can enjoy both the flowers as well as snow on the east side of the mountain at the same time. Mt. Tanigawa has been very popular with rock climbers over the years, to the point where it has been said that the history of Mt. Tanigawa is also the history of rock climbing in Japan...

I hope you'll forgive the lacks of posts of late.  I've been dealing with stinky Skunk-Dog and climbing temps and stifling humidity.  I t...

I hope you'll forgive the lacks of posts of late. I've been dealing with stinky Skunk-Dog and climbing temps and stifling humidity. I t...

A climbing baby possum

More baby possums!

A climbing baby possum

Red Pandas are hands down the most awesome creature on earth. I will LITERALLY fight someone if they disagree with me on this issue.

Red Pandas are hands down the most awesome creature on earth. I will LITERALLY fight someone if they disagree with me on this issue.

The spotted skunk is noted for its characteristic "handstand" stance that it takes when threatened. Before spraying its opponent this skunk raises up on its front legs and turns its head to watch as it sprays. It is also the only member of the skunk family that can climb. http://ift.tt/1mHDDyT

The spotted skunk is noted for its characteristic "handstand" stance that it takes when threatened. Before spraying its opponent this skunk raises up on its front legs and turns its head to watch as it sprays. It is also the only member of the skunk family that can climb. http://ift.tt/1mHDDyT

We were a little worried getting this little skunk baby out of a window well in North Brantford. After some gentle coaxing we were able to get him inside a release box and release him down the road in a nice forest lot. This time of year skunk babies are on the move find themselves in window wells, pools and other areas they can't climb out of.

We were a little worried getting this little skunk baby out of a window well in North Brantford. After some gentle coaxing we were able to get him inside a release box and release him down the road in a nice forest lot. This time of year skunk babies are on the move find themselves in window wells, pools and other areas they can't climb out of.

Recipe for a feeding station!  You mix: one ant-proof bowl (many available on Amazon), fresh yummy food (in the mornings only, so nighttime creatures don't get to share), containers of fresh water, strategically-anchored bungee cords (to keep the water containers secure), and plastic strips (for weather protection). Lift the whole thing at least 18 inches off the ground to keep the skunks away (skunks can't climb).

Recipe for a feeding station! You mix: one ant-proof bowl (many available on Amazon), fresh yummy food (in the mornings only, so nighttime creatures don't get to share), containers of fresh water, strategically-anchored bungee cords (to keep the water containers secure), and plastic strips (for weather protection). Lift the whole thing at least 18 inches off the ground to keep the skunks away (skunks can't climb).

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