RSPB: Bitterns make booming recovery in UK wetlands  — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian Reports Britain’s loudest bird, the “booming” bittern, is making a recovery after almost disappearing from the UK twice. The RSPB reported the birds had had a “record-breaking year” in 2021, with 228 males counted, up from 209 in 2019. Ornithologist Dr Alex Lees described it as a “spectacular conservation success story” thanks to the […]

RSPB: Bitterns make booming recovery in UK wetlands  — Natural History Wanderings

Autumn Adventure – You “musth” give way to this giant! — de Wets Wild

Well, we’re back home in Pretoria after a wonderful two weeks exploring the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Lots of stories to tell you in the coming weeks about our trip, and we’re going to start with a sequence of photo’s from yesterday’s drive through the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park to Memorial Gate on our way […]

Autumn Adventure – You “musth” give way to this giant! — de Wets Wild

Devilweed: the ‘green invasion’ that’s destroying biodiversity and livelihoods — Invasive Species Blog

In a new video from BBC Earth, CABI’s Dr Arne Witt tells us about the devastating impact of Chromolaena odorata, commonly known as ‘Devilweed’. As part of the BBC’s Our Green Planet initiative, the video raises awareness about the impact of invasive species on biodiversity and livelihoods. Dr Witt describes the spread of Devilweed as……

Devilweed: the ‘green invasion’ that’s destroying biodiversity and livelihoods — Invasive Species Blog

US Bird Building Collision Deaths May Be As High As One Billion — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from American Bird Conservancy Up to One Billion Birds May Be Killed Annually in Building Collisions, New Study Says Low-Rise Buildings and Residences Pose Bigger Mortality Threat than Skyscrapers      (Washington, D.C., February  7, 2014) In the most comprehensive study of its kind, involving the review and analysis of almost two dozen studies and […]

US Bird Building Collision Deaths May Be As High As One Billion — Natural History Wanderings

French “Lights Out” Ordinance Benefits Wildlife — Natural History Wanderings

Environmental News Network reports that France is implementing one of the world’smost comprehensive “lights out” ordinances. It includes turning off shop lights between 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., shutting off lights inside office buildings within an hour of workers leaving the premises waiting only until sunset before turning lights on, on building facades. Benefits of […]

French “Lights Out” Ordinance Benefits Wildlife — Natural History Wanderings

New York City Takes Steps To Increase Safer Bird Migration — Natural History Wanderings

from CornellLab of Ornithology Lights Out in the City that Never Sleeps New York City just took a big step toward making the city safer for the millions of birds that fly through or near the city at night during migration. On April 1, a new law went into effect that directs city-owned and occupied […]

New York City Takes Steps To Increase Safer Bird Migration — Natural History Wanderings

Autumn Adventure – Elephants: Cape Vidal’s Highway Patrol — de Wets Wild

Over the years we’ve visited Cape Vidal, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, many times – our most recent visit was the twelfth time I had been there – but up until this latest visit we’ve only had one fleeting sighting of an Elephant there before. Seeing them so frequently this time around was therefore a […]

Autumn Adventure – Elephants: Cape Vidal’s Highway Patrol — de Wets Wild

Light pollution increasing year round for some migrating birds: Southeastern U.S., Mexico, & Central America of greatest concern — ScienceDaily — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily Nighttime light pollution levels are increasing the most in the southeastern United States, Mexico, and Central America–findings based on year-round data collected over the last two decades in the Western Hemisphere. Read more at Light pollution increasing year round for some migrating birds: Southeastern U.S., Mexico, & Central America of greatest concern — ScienceDaily

Light pollution increasing year round for some migrating birds: Southeastern U.S., Mexico, & Central America of greatest concern — ScienceDaily — Natural History Wanderings

A wind energy company has pleaded guilty after killing at least 150 eagles — Natural History Wanderings

Nevada Public Radio  reports A wind energy company was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed over the past decade at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Read more at  A wind energy company has pleaded […]

A wind energy company has pleaded guilty after killing at least 150 eagles — Natural History Wanderings

Autumn Adventure: Flirtatious Lion — de Wets Wild

I can’t be sure of course, but I think this young lion we saw in March while visiting the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park was only this charming because he wanted us to hang around for breakfast… Young male lion next to the road near the White Imfolozi River Young male lion next to the road near the […]

Autumn Adventure: Flirtatious Lion — de Wets Wild