1 ayaapia kiilhswa (2018)

December 10, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (37) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte saakiwa ayaapia kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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ayaapia kiilhswa (Buck Moon)

December 10, 2018

Ayaapia Kiilhswa ‘Buck Moon’ is one of two lunar months named for the White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  To the best of our knowledge, this month is associated with the end of the rut (breeding cycle) and the older males losing their antlers.

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ayaapia (White-tailed Deer buck)*

Today, there is a lot of variation within White-tailed Deer populations regarding when bucks drop their antlers.  It appears that historically, the older White-tailed Deer bucks dropped their antlers after younger males.  The loss of antlers marks the end of the rut (the breeding cycle) for these more mature male deer.

*photo from http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/may01/k5437-3.htm

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noonki šayiipaawe neepanki (22) eewanki. noonki kaahkiihkwe kati tikawi aahsanteeki eehkwa neepanki (32) ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki neepiki ayaapeensa kiilhswa (peemineeta). kinšimi kati saakiwa ayaapia kiilhswa.

taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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18 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2018)

November 27, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe aalhkwahki neepanki manetwa piihsaaci (27) ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte waawiyiisita (peemineeta).

taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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1 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2018)

November 10, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe aahsanteeki neepanki (38) ahsenisiipionki.

aahsanteeki

noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa ayaapeensa kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

saakiwa2

taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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