In their recent study, Ben Phillips and colleagues reveal the importance of road verges as habitats for pollinators, as well as the negative impacts of current management actions. But how can we improve the situation? Most of us spend a good part of our days travelling on roads. The remains of the animals that stare […]
From the Center for Biological Diversity (Michael Robinson): The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Colorado butterfly plant from the list of threatened species today. The delisting is the result of protection of the species’ habitat through the Endangered Species Act, and represents a victory for a prairie flower that, just 20 years ago, […]
I have already raved about the Chihuly exhibition at Kew Gardens, and more than once. But on a return visit last week, I saw a piece that I had somehow missed on previous visits. These glorious white glass lilies are floating in the Waterlily House, a Kew glasshouse that is splendid in its own right. […]
If any of my friends in the Northern Hemisphere are feeling a little blue about the waning of summer, here is a panoply of blue wildlife to uplift your spirits. Though there are many birds with blue, there are also insects and reptiles, and even a monkey. Western […]
We live in a wilderness; we live in a jungle; we live in Adairsville and creatures abound!
My account of a very pleasant stay at the Allen Acres B&B near Pitkin in Vernon Parish, Southwest Louisiana.
The normally parched landscapes of southern and eastern California have been transformed into a colourful oasis in the past week as swathes of wild flowers have burst into life across the region’s deserts. Unexpected heavy autumn rains and cold winter conditions have caused a rare “super bloom” that last occurred in the El Niño years […]