Learn More About One of the World’s Largest Organisms: The Pando Tree of Utah — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

In Utah’s Fishlake National Forest, there are 106 acres of forest that’s actually a single Quaking Aspen with numerous shoots. At first glance, Pando, as the forest is called, looks like a grove of 47,000 individual Aspen trees. But a botanical researcher discovered in 1968 that Pando is in fact a single tree with clone […]

Learn More About One of the World’s Largest Organisms: The Pando Tree of Utah — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Bring More Birds to Your Home With Native Plants — Natural History Wanderings

from Audubon Create your very own bird sanctuary with the help of Audubon’s Native Plants Database. Enter your 5-digit zip code to find a list of the best plants for birds in your area, as well as local resources and links to more information. Start Planting

Bring More Birds to Your Home With Native Plants — Natural History Wanderings

Harp seal pup production poor in Gulf of St. Lawrence but it won’t impact the population — polarbearscience

A seal biologist with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed that harp seal pupping was almost non-existent this year in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to poor sea ice conditions. The ice at the Front has been lighter than usual this year but probably adequate for a decent crop of baby seals. […]

Harp seal pup production poor in Gulf of St. Lawrence but it won’t impact the population — polarbearscience

Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific — Repeating Islands

A report from 7th Space. In a genetic surprise, ancient DNA shows the closest family members of an extinct bird known as the Haitian cave-rail are not in the Americas, but Africa and the South Pacific, uncovering an unexpected link between Caribbean bird life and the Old World. Like many animals unique to the Caribbean, […]

Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific — Repeating Islands

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

The Tico Times shares an AFP report about species that are threatened or going extinct. The article says that three Central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow as their populations are ravaged by a fungus that is spreading faster because of climate change, according to conservationists. Other species, such […]

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance — Repeating Islands

Birdlife International has launched the Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance, also known as the Mangrove Alliance, as an online resource to foster the preservation of endangered mangrove habitats, helping to coordinate mangrove conservation activities at priority sites in the Caribbean islands. See description here: The new alliance of BirdLife Partners and other organisations aims to conserve, […]

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance — Repeating Islands

Novice Butterfly — de Wets Wild

Amauris ochlea The Novice is a foul-tasting butterfly that flies slowly and settles often on flowers and wilting plants. It inhabits forests and dense woodlands and the edges of these. Adults have a wingspan of 7cm and are on the wing throughout the year. In South Africa it is common along the Kwazulu-Natal coast and […]

Novice Butterfly — de Wets Wild

The ugly truth about the wild horse issue — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Erik Molvar as published on the Sierra Nevada Ally “The Nevada legislature is debating a resolution to fast-track the removal of wild horses from public lands…” Opinion The Nevada legislature is debating a resolution to fast-track the removal of wild horses from public lands. Once again, the livestock industry is painting wild horses into […]

The ugly truth about the wild horse issue — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

Aruba Today reports on the work of Foundation Turtugaruba for sea turtle conservation. Turtugaruba was founded on September 3rd, 2003 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Ten years earlier, in 1993, a Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan (STRAP) was introduced in Aruba and the rest of the Caribbean as an initiative of the United Nations Environment […]

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands