Widespread Coronavirus Infection Found in Iowa Deer, New Study Says – The New York Times — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports The analysis by Penn State and Iowa researchers strongly indicates that deer are getting the virus from humans, worrying experts about a deep wild reservoir for the virus. Read more at Widespread Coronavirus Infection Found in Iowa Deer, New Study Says – The New York Times

Widespread Coronavirus Infection Found in Iowa Deer, New Study Says – The New York Times — Natural History Wanderings

Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Formed to Protect Iconic Trees — Natural History Wanderings

YubaNet reports on Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Formed to Protect Iconic Trees from Threats of Climate Change and Catastrophic Wildfire As fire once again sweeps through the American West, an interagency report formally released today estimates that 7,500 to 10,600 large giant sequoias were killed in last year’s Castle Fire. This represents 10-14% of large sequoias in […]

Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Formed to Protect Iconic Trees — Natural History Wanderings

Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports The Biden administration is moving to restore full environmental protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska, reversing an attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to introduce logging and mining in pristine sections of one of the world’s largest intact temperate rain forests. Read more at Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass […]

Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska  — Natural History Wanderings

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