Tar Pits Ecosystems with Emily Lindsey | Natural History Museum’s Curiosity Show

Originally posted on SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG:
Visit the La Brea Tar Pits, our favorite bilingual redundancy, both inside and out. 50,000 years of local prehistory can’t be wrong. This comes from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking on the blog title above.… Continue reading Tar Pits Ecosystems with Emily Lindsey | Natural History Museum’s Curiosity Show

greebybeeby on Instagram: “Speaking of miracles, do you remember the #99percentcrabapplecutting from a while ago? Another case of simply shoving a cutting into some…”

View this post on Instagram Speaking of miracles, do you remember the #99percentcrabapplecutting from a while ago? Another case of simply shoving a cutting into some soil with practically zero chance of it working. Well look what my little eye spied today! 25-08-18. #bonsai #bonsailovers #bonsaiwork #bonsaipot #australianbonsai #bonsaitree #bonsaipot #livingart #nature #naturephotography #gardening #balconygarden #bonsaiwork #malus #courtyard #courtyardgarden #growth #leaves #green #pruning #winter A … Continue reading greebybeeby on Instagram: “Speaking of miracles, do you remember the #99percentcrabapplecutting from a while ago? Another case of simply shoving a cutting into some…”

The power of our shorebird community

Originally posted on World Shorebirds Day:
The Hooded Plover is in danger an this photo tells the whole story. Photo courtesy of BirdLife Australia In the last few years shorebird-loving community has grown to promising levels and many of the thousands are actively participating in conservation efforts, scientific or citizen science projects. This is a great potential for developing an even larger network involving a… Continue reading The power of our shorebird community

The 2018 World Shorebirds Day campaign opens

Originally posted on World Shorebirds Day:
It’s been a while since we last communicated but now it’s time again to warm up for World Shorebirds Day and to show our appreciation for shorebird research and the tremendous conservation efforts. To make this kick off short, we opened registration for our popular project, the Global Shorebird Counting and now you can add your registered site(s) to the… Continue reading The 2018 World Shorebirds Day campaign opens

Global Shorebird Counting coverage by countries

Originally posted on World Shorebirds Day:
Since we launched the Global Shorebird Counting Program we aimed to reach and involve as many birdwatchers from different countries as possible in accordance with our mission. Without a doubt, Global Shorebird Counting progressed well over the years and by now it became a very popular program especially in counties where contribution to eBird is strong anyway. Language issues might play important… Continue reading Global Shorebird Counting coverage by countries

Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise: A Full Spectrum | Cornell / National Geographic

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The male Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise sports more colors than any other bird in the family. Each splash of color has a story. Yellows and reds are paintlike pigments. Blues and greens are created by the interaction of light and the microscopic structure of feathers and skin. By whatever mechanism they are produced, the combined result is one… Continue reading Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise: A Full Spectrum | Cornell / National Geographic

Taxus Baccata from raw material to first styling.

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
This post shows the progression of a taxus that was purchased as raw material in the autumn of 2016 by my friend Gerry. The first picture was taken round about the time he acquired it. The most interesting part of this tree was in the lower trunk and the low hanging first branch with movement to the right. The… Continue reading Taxus Baccata from raw material to first styling.