Juniper Nana Highlights transformation and detialed video. “measure twice,cut once”

Originally posted on Bonsaiwithromano:
It’s been 26 days since my last blog, seems like an eternity. But not to worry I’m back and I have finally shaken off the holiday mood. Today I want to share the work that I did on the Juniper in the feature image. This tree was my first juniper I owned and one of my first cascade designs. It has… Continue reading Juniper Nana Highlights transformation and detialed video. “measure twice,cut once”

Ibis, Pelican, Cormorant and a Quiz

Originally posted on SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG:
We start with two recent visitors to Malibu Lagoon which most of us missed because the birds weren’t present during our last Sunday bird walk. White-faced Ibis cruises in, keeping primary feather tips barely out of the water (Jim Kenney 10/21/15 Malibu Lagoon) This White-faced Ibis popped in on Wednesday, 21 October. You don’t get to… Continue reading Ibis, Pelican, Cormorant and a Quiz

High Tide and Green Grass: Malibu Lagoon, 23 December, 2018

Originally posted on SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG:
View to southeast across channel and lagoon towards the Pacific Ocean.(L. Johnson 12-23-18) As in November our Birdwalk coincided with a full moon high tide of the month (+6.87 ft.) and a small storm surge still lingered from the high surf earlier in the week. Waves were up to ten feet high in Santa Monica Bay;… Continue reading High Tide and Green Grass: Malibu Lagoon, 23 December, 2018

Paradise Riflebird: Practice, Practice | Cornell / National Geographic

Originally posted on SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG:
Male birds-of-paradise spend their first several years looking very much like females. They’re brownish and they don’t yet have fancy colors or ornaments. They spend this time watching what makes a good display and then practicing the right moves. Females are so picky that practice is essential. Even adult males spend many hours refining their displays… Continue reading Paradise Riflebird: Practice, Practice | Cornell / National Geographic