Climate Change and Birds Near You — Natural History Wanderings

Audubon reports Not all birds that live in the same place will be affected the same way. In this activity, learn about climate impacts on your local birds. Climate change is a global problem. It’s sometimes called global warming because temperatures are rising across the entire planet. But it won’t affects birds the same way everywhere. […]

Climate Change and Birds Near You — Natural History Wanderings

Wild Horse Advocates – Truth Or Consequences — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by William Simpson II Wild horse advocate Staci-lee Sherwood has a new article about wild horses just out at the Pagosa Daily Post in Colorado.   Appaloosa stallion ‘Blue Boy’ at Wild Horse Ranch. Photo: William E. Simpson II Sherwood’s new fact-based article is helping to raise the awareness of the damage being levied upon […]

Wild Horse Advocates – Truth Or Consequences — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Satara Summer 2021 – 01 January 2022 — de Wets Wild

Happy New Year, Everyone! Today we had “lion fever” here at Satara – our paths crossed with those of four different groups of lions! The absolute highlight was getting to spend some time, up close and personal, with Satara’s famed white lion male. If today was an omen of things to come in 2022 it […]

Satara Summer 2021 – 01 January 2022 — de Wets Wild

Save the Redwoods League Purchases 3,181 acre Lost Coast Redwoods Property — Natural History Wanderings

Save the Redwoods League has purchased the 3,181-acre Lost Coast Redwoods property including five miles of coastline in Mendocino County, thanks to a generous outpouring of support from the public, as well as loans and financing. Read more at Save the Redwoods League | Donate today to protect the Lost Coast Redwoods

Save the Redwoods League Purchases 3,181 acre Lost Coast Redwoods Property — Natural History Wanderings

Fish oil pills take a toll on nature — Abycats’ Thoughts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/18/mind-boggling-hidden-cost-ecosystems-obsession-with-fish-oil-pills ‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills The market in this prized commodity is worth billions – but are the supposed benefits worth the cost to global ecosystems?  Revealed: many common omega-3 fish oil supplements are ‘rancid’ Fish oils have to undergo a long, convoluted journey before they reach […]

Fish oil pills take a toll on nature — Abycats’ Thoughts

23 Long Unseen Declared Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports On Sept. 29, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intention to remove 23 long-unseen species from the protection of the Endangered Species Act — because they’ve probably gone extinct, and you can’t keep protecting what’s already gone. Among the proposed dead: the ivory-billed woodpecker, an iconic lost species often […]

23 Long Unseen Declared Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

Satara Summer 2021 – African Wild Dogs — de Wets Wild

We were still very fresh into our latest visit to the Satara area of the Kruger National Park when, on the 14th December, we came across a pack of seven African Wild Dogs, or Painted Wolves, near the Nsemani Dam on the H7 road leading to Orpen. To find such rare animals so early into […]

Satara Summer 2021 – African Wild Dogs — de Wets Wild

Why the South African High Court ruling against Shell’s oil exploration plans is a victory for local communities and the environment — EUSA LEIDEN

Article by Alexandra Reinhild Berndt Shell was prohibited from starting seismic surveys along the South African Wild Coast thanks to a South African High Court decision in the Eastern Cape Town of Makhanda on December 25 (BBC, 2021). Seismic tests are part of Shell’s oil exploration in the Wild Coast area. During the procedure, shockwaves […]

Why the South African High Court ruling against Shell’s oil exploration plans is a victory for local communities and the environment — EUSA LEIDEN

Endangered Animal Species in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 1/20/22 — Natural History Wanderings

Our wonderful partners at @sequoiaparksconservancy are hosting the next event in their virtual Giant Conversations speaker series on Thursday, January 20th, at 6pm PST! This event will focus on endangered animal species in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, with presentations and Q&A with Wildlife Biologist Tyler Coleman and Aquatic Biologist Danny Boiano. This event […]

Endangered Animal Species in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 1/20/22 — Natural History Wanderings

Waters in the Okavango Delta — Jet Eliot

The Okavango Delta is an inland delta in southern Africa, with waters formed by seasonal flooding. When the water is here, wildlife abound. More info: Okavango Delta Wikipedia. Hippos and Elephants, Botswana The Delta is flat and vast, covering 5,800 square miles (15,000 sq. km.); on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. We visited this […]

Waters in the Okavango Delta — Jet Eliot