National Parks and Public Lands Are Key to President Biden’s Plan to ‘Build Back Better’ — Natural History Wanderings

National Parks Conservation Association News Release President Biden ran on the promise to build our nation back better, and our national parks, public lands and waters play a critical role in achieving this ambitious goal. during a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, President Biden laid out details for his “Build Back Better” green-infrastructure package, which would […]

National Parks and Public Lands Are Key to President Biden’s Plan to ‘Build Back Better’ — Natural History Wanderings

Only intact forests can stave off climate change — Natural History Wanderings

The Climate News Network reports The world’s forests are supposed to stave off climate change. Left alone, perhaps they could. But they’re not being left alone. In the last decade, the Amazon forests of Brazil released more carbon into the atmosphere than they absorbed, thanks largely to human activities that cleared or degraded the canopy. Those activities […]

Only intact forests can stave off climate change — Natural History Wanderings

Forest Service’s Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park Threatens Grizzlies, Lynx — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont.— Four conservation groups today challenged a U.S. Forest Service plan to clearcut more than 4,600 acres of pine forests, log across an additional 9,000 acres, and bulldoze up to 56 miles of road on lands just outside Yellowstone National Park within the Custer Gallatin National Forest. […]

Forest Service’s Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park Threatens Grizzlies, Lynx — Natural History Wanderings

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

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 East Bay Times reports The Northern Sierra Partnership, a coalition of land trusts based in Palo Alto and funded in large part with donations from Silicon Valley technology leaders, purchased the 2,914 acres located about two miles north of Truckee. The purchase is part of a multi-year effort to protect 100,000 acres or more between Lake […]

via Lake Tahoe: $14 million deal to preserve wild lands, forests, remote lake near Truckee  — Natural History Wanderings

Poem 26 Hope for the Forests of Hope. — NavasolaNature

Hope for the Future, Forests of Hope.BirdLife International joins 20 leading conservation groups – the ‘WC20’ ahead of this weekend’s G20 Leaders’ Summit to warn that COVID-19 highlights need for urgent action – and urge that investing in nature costs a fraction of pandemic response, while driving green jobs and tackling climate change. Bird Life […]

Poem 26 Hope for the Forests of Hope. — NavasolaNature

Wales goes green with Welsh national forest plan — Natural History Wanderings

Climate Network News reports Wales has pledged to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050. So it plans a Welsh national forest with thousands more trees. A year ago the first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, announced a big step forward towards a more verdant and accessible country: a scheme for a Welsh national forest. Inspired by the […]

Wales goes green with Welsh national forest plan — Natural History Wanderings

David Attenborough on saving our planet — Kate on her travels

Long read Did you tune in to watch new BBC miniseries Attenborough’s Life in Colour on Sunday night? I’m still picturing the lime green-mouthed mating dance of the so-called wonderful bird-of-paradise… This new project comes as David Attenborough approaches his 95th birthday in May. Ninety-five years on Earth! His life and career have been almost […]

David Attenborough on saving our planet — Kate on her travels

Summertide Diary: Spending time with hungry elephants — de Wets Wild

I can’t think of another reserve in South Africa where the elephants are quite so relaxed around humans and their vehicles as they are in the Addo Elephant National Park. Of course this allows visitors to observe up close just how dexterously elephants use their trunks – and feet! – to uproot even tiny morsels […]

Summertide Diary: Spending time with hungry elephants — de Wets Wild