6 ayaapia kiilhswa (2016)

December 6, 2016

noonki kaahkiihkwe naanoohkite neepanki aalhkwahki waapinkolaanki (42).

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noonki peehkonteeki napale waawiyiisita kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

napale

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1 ayaapia kiilhswa (2016)

December 1, 2016

noonki kaahkiihkwe naanoohkite neepanki aalhkwahki (47).

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noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa ayaapia kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

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Ayaapia Kiilhswa (Buck Moon) is one of two lunar months named for the White-tailed Deer.  To the best of our knowledge, this month is associated with the end of the rut (breeding cycle) and the older male deer 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.

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

28 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2016)

November 29, 2016

noonki šaayiipaawe mayaawi teekwahkahki. teepi-hka aalhsoohkiiyankwi. noonki kaahkiihkwe aahsanteeki tikawi ceeliteeki (62). eehkwi peenipakahki.

aahsanteeki

noonki peehkonteeki neepiki ayaapeensa kiilhswa (peemineeta).

neepiki

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noonki kaahkiihkwe aalhkwahki tikawi ceeliteeki (57). meemeekwa-hka piitilanwi. oonsaayopakahki neehi peenipakahki.

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noonki peehkonteeki napale waawiyiisita ayaapeensa kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

napale

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani?

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