More Curlew chicks needed

Originally posted on wadertales:
There are three ways to increase the number of Eurasian Curlew in the UK; boost chick production across the breeding range, find ways to ensure more chicks recruit to the breeding population and/or maximise the lifespan of breeding birds. In a paper in Biological Conservation, Aonghais Cook and colleagues show that, while continued protection of wintering sites is really important, there… Continue reading More Curlew chicks needed

Spring pruning of a Satsuki azalea, ‘Kinsai’

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
This year’s blooming was spectacular. The blooms covered the entire tree, they were a deep red, and due to selective pruning over the last few years, only a few flowers of the “mother variety”. Here is the show. And when the blooms begin to fade, it’s time to cut them off. I used those small red-handled defoliating scissors, hinged at… Continue reading Spring pruning of a Satsuki azalea, ‘Kinsai’