About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sun Bathing #Cats and #Birds

Yesterday was so yummy! All the cats were chasing the sun around the store. I was also watching the Mourning Doves flaked out and basking in the rays outside the Wild Birds Unlimited East Lansing store. 
 
Our word of the day was:

apricate


PRONUNCIATION:

MEANING:
verb intr.: To bask in the sun.
verb tr.: To expose to the sun.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin apricari (to bask in the sun). Earliest documented use: 1691. Despite a similar spelling, the word apricot has a different origin. It’s from Latin praecox (early-ripening).

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