Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh on International Bird Migration Day!

On May 12th, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Center celebrated International Migratory Bird Day. Tim Poole and Lynnea Parker helped lead a morning bird walk with Paula Grieef from Oak Hammock Marsh and Dr. Christian Artuso from Bird Studies Canada. In total, 40 members of the public attended this successful event. 39 different species were observed, […]

via A Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh Celebrating International Migratory Bird Day — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program


Rare Giant Muntjac Deer Spotted in Vietnam…first seen in 1994!

This 2016 video says about itself: The giant muntjac, sometimes referred to as the large-antlered muntjac, is a species of muntjac deer. It is the largest muntjac species and was discovered in 1994 in Vũ Quang, Hà Tĩnh Province of Vietnam and in central Laos. During inundation of the Nakai Reservoir in Khammouane Province of […]

via Rare large-antlered muntjac seen in Vietnam — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Waterbuck Dueling at Dusk!

While visiting the Mopani area of the Kruger National Park this past weekend, we (myself and three very good friends) came across these waterbuck bulls involved in a massive fight about a patch of the Nshawu Vlei (marsh) and the eligible cows that inhabit it. As is the case with several antelope species in the […]

via Waterbuck Duel at Dusk — de Wets Wild

Beautiful Hummingbirds!

Image credits: Good-e-Nuf When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds will certainly find strong contender in hummingbirds, which possess a unique sort of delicate beauty and a mastery of avian maneuvers like no other. Image credits: Scott Bechtel […]

via Beautiful Hummingbird Close-ups. — Old Guv Legends

Clearing Out Florida’s Invasive Pythons…

Jenny Staletovich (Miami Herald) reports on the culling of invasive Burmese pythons, which have been reproducing at a quick rate since the 1980s in South Florida: Snake hunters for the South Florida Water Management District hit a major milestone when they bagged their 1000th Burmese python, before heading out and quickly catching eight more. On […]

via Florida’s Everglades now have 1,000 fewer pythons — Repeating Islands

More Herring from the Sea?

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From From the NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY comes this study where they actually did the experiment right – and dissed other studies where “lab tanks” were used to study the ocean. Herring larvae could benefit from an acidifying ocean

via A Benefit of “Ocean Acidification” – More Herring — US Issues