Green Herons and Their Groovy Necks

Ever notice a green heron in your presence?
They are found over much of the North American continent. Go near a creek, pond, lake, or estuary, and you have likely see the enigmatic little avians.
They make a “chook!” sound that will certainly grab your attention.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is called Green Herons and Their Groovy Necks. Pretty obvious what the site’s author finds fascinating, isn’t it?

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The Owl Pages

They’re mysterious, they’re beautiful, they strike terror in the hearts of rodents everywhere.
Owls are nocturnal creatures who make their presence known by calling during the night an doing their best to rid the world of rats and mice.
A pair of barn owls nesting in a box in your yard is as desirable as a house full of purple martins.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is called The Owl Pages. It’s all about owls.

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Nasca Lines

The Nasca (aka Nazca) Lines are one of archaeology’s most familiar finds.
Ironically, they had to lie exposed for all the world to see for thousands of years. Yet, it was ani airplane flight that took place in 1939 that finally revealed their presence to the modern world!
By then, the Pan-America highway had already been constructed right through the middle of some of them.
They have been protected and preserved since then, but it’s amazing to me that artwork created before Jesus walked the earth wasn’t discovered until the same year that Gone With the Wind was released.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is a photo essay of the lines.

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American Museum of Fly Fishing

Man has fished since earliest antiquity.
And while all forms of sport fishing are beautiful in their own right, none is as elegant, challenging, and artistic as fly fishing.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is the online presence of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, located in Manchester, Vermont. Here’s their mission:

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Here Lies ZoZa.com

Ah, the high-flying dot-com days. Who can forget them?
Those high-rolling years from about 1997 through 2001 were a time of hysterical money spending as company after company grabbed up domains and set up websites.
Then came the crash.
Today’s FamilyFirst site is a bittersweet account of one such business who was a victim of the bust. It was called ZoZa.com. Today’s website explores what it took to build this online clothing store, including the technical details of the back end. It also explores what went wrong and why.

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