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04/14/2003 03:24:13 AM · #1
*braces himself for a morning next week spent looking at hundreds of terrible pics of people's cats and dogs*

Let me guess - the topic for the week after will be 'Mine and Other People's Small Children'.

Am i right or am i right? :)

GreggeN
04/14/2003 03:28:21 AM · #2
I myself am completely stumped. I live in the desert but I am a big wussy when it comes to bugs and snakes and scorpions...my only other idea was some coyotes, but there is no way I'm getting close enough to get a shot. hehehe...so...I am just going to think about it for a few days and hope something pops in my mind. My guess, is there will be a lot of creative entries. I hope the voters won't take the 'Fauna' definition too literally and strictly. Good luck to all.
04/14/2003 03:30:36 AM · #3
Bugs are fauna, remember. Bugs are all over the place.
04/14/2003 06:36:10 AM · #4
yeah, i thought about doing insects. Of course, there's a good chance that it will also be a very poular topic...
04/14/2003 07:17:32 AM · #5
Flora and Fauna...... yikes! Dogs, cats and lots of flowers!!!!!! :-P
04/14/2003 07:50:03 AM · #6
At the risk of stirring up a hornets nest aren't humans the fauna civilisation?
04/14/2003 07:58:39 AM · #7
Originally posted by kosmikkreeper:

Flora and Fauna...... yikes! Dogs, cats and lots of flowers!!!!!! :-P

I´ve said it in another thread and I say it here too.
Dogs and cats aren´t fauna - fauna is the "wild" animals around us.
And flora is the "wild" plant world around us.
04/14/2003 08:20:34 AM · #8
As much as you may not like it, there'll likely be a TON of pretty flower pics this week.
04/14/2003 08:46:37 AM · #9
Originally posted by GreggeN:

*braces himself for a morning next week spent looking at hundreds of terrible pics of people's cats and dogs*

Let me guess - the topic for the week after will be 'Mine and Other People's Small Children'.

Am i right or am i right? :)

GreggeN


Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?
04/14/2003 09:19:50 AM · #10
here is a chance to turn out lots of pictures of squirlles.....they are wild....right????

oh heck...im just gonna go to the zoo....

not to mention the wild flowers are blooming all over the place...lucky me!!!!!

James

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 09:20:31.
04/14/2003 10:03:24 AM · #11
I bet at least one person will submit pics to the wrong challenge.
04/14/2003 10:10:30 AM · #12
Judging by my recent scores I have been doing that all along.
04/14/2003 10:19:03 AM · #13
Originally posted by GreggeN:

*braces himself for a morning next week spent looking at hundreds of terrible pics of people's cats and dogs*

Let me guess - the topic for the week after will be 'Mine and Other People's Small Children'.

Am i right or am i right? :)

GreggeN


? I don't really see cats/dogs/or children as wrong, bad, boring, or not good.
04/14/2003 10:20:24 AM · #14
There is nothing about 'flora' or 'fauna' that says they have to be wild animals or plants. It just means plants or animals.

So people count, pets count, house plants count.
04/14/2003 10:27:51 AM · #15
Hmmm. Do tourists qualify as fauna?

Inquiring minds...
04/14/2003 12:39:20 PM · #16
Originally posted by Gordon:

There is nothing about 'flora' or 'fauna' that says they have to be wild animals or plants. It just means plants or animals.

So people count, pets count, house plants count.


The New York Public Library:
Science Desk Reference

Fauna:
- The animal life of a certain region or time period.
Flora:
- The plant life of a certain region or time period.

You think of yourself as an Animal, or just other people?
04/14/2003 12:41:37 PM · #17
Darn! I sure wish I had a zoo near by!!! *sigh* :-P

I have a bunch of dead flies.. do they count?? ;-)

Message edited by author 2003-04-14 12:41:51.
04/14/2003 12:50:25 PM · #18
Originally posted by Fiver:


You think of yourself as an Animal, or just other people?


No, I'm an animal too - species Homo Sapien

You think you aren't just an animal from a particular time period ?

04/14/2003 12:50:53 PM · #19
Originally posted by kosmikkreeper:

Darn! I sure wish I had a zoo near by!!! *sigh* :-P

I have a bunch of dead flies.. do they count?? ;-)


Hey the local pet store has fish if nothing else....
04/14/2003 12:51:26 PM · #20
It said region right? Well in my region there is cats, dogs, squirrels, Antolope, and deer. I think If you see a cat straying around the neighborhood and it is a good picture I will vote it high. For the flowers it doesn't matter. I will vote highest for the best flower out there. I don't know where people are from and so that leads us to voters who are going to say "well that looks like a house plant I give you a 1".
04/14/2003 12:54:56 PM · #21
Originally posted by blemt:

Hmmm. Do tourists qualify as fauna?

Inquiring minds...


I don't know for sure, but I know the reigning question in Myrtle Beach has always been:

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot em?

Tongue Firmly In Cheek!
Shari
04/14/2003 01:03:21 PM · #22
Originally posted by carsten:

Originally posted by kosmikkreeper:

Flora and Fauna...... yikes! Dogs, cats and lots of flowers!!!!!! :-P

I´ve said it in another thread and I say it here too.
Dogs and cats aren´t fauna - fauna is the "wild" animals around us.
And flora is the "wild" plant world around us.


Yes, I have to agree. I believe there should be some element of "wildness" to the topics. Or perhaps more appropriately, those plants and animals "native" to a specific region. For example, Aussies could do kangaroos and koala's for fauna. I live in Arkansas so I'll go with possums and skunks.
04/14/2003 01:47:08 PM · #23
Birds...Fish...Dead...Alive...Human...Non-Human! Oh, where does one begin?
04/14/2003 02:10:39 PM · #24
Originally posted by blemt:

Hmmm. Do tourists qualify as fauna?

Inquiring minds...

Animals which regularly migrate to and spend time in the same place on a periodic basis would qualify as indigenous to me...
04/14/2003 02:49:47 PM · #25
I´m a teacher. When we teach our students here in Sweden about fauna and flora we certainly don´t mean humans, pets or garden flowers. So folks let´s try to stick to what this challenges are all about - a little "wildness".
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