Bring More Birds to Your Home With Native Plants — Natural History Wanderings

from Audubon Create your very own bird sanctuary with the help of Audubon’s Native Plants Database. Enter your 5-digit zip code to find a list of the best plants for birds in your area, as well as local resources and links to more information. Start Planting

Bring More Birds to Your Home With Native Plants — Natural History Wanderings

Harp seal pup production poor in Gulf of St. Lawrence but it won’t impact the population — polarbearscience

A seal biologist with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed that harp seal pupping was almost non-existent this year in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to poor sea ice conditions. The ice at the Front has been lighter than usual this year but probably adequate for a decent crop of baby seals. […]

Harp seal pup production poor in Gulf of St. Lawrence but it won’t impact the population — polarbearscience

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

The Tico Times shares an AFP report about species that are threatened or going extinct. The article says that three Central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow as their populations are ravaged by a fungus that is spreading faster because of climate change, according to conservationists. Other species, such […]

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

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 ugly truth about the wild horse issue — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Erik Molvar as published on the Sierra Nevada Ally “The Nevada legislature is debating a resolution to fast-track the removal of wild horses from public lands…” Opinion The Nevada legislature is debating a resolution to fast-track the removal of wild horses from public lands. Once again, the livestock industry is painting wild horses into […]

The ugly truth about the wild horse issue — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

Aruba Today reports on the work of Foundation Turtugaruba for sea turtle conservation. Turtugaruba was founded on September 3rd, 2003 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Ten years earlier, in 1993, a Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan (STRAP) was introduced in Aruba and the rest of the Caribbean as an initiative of the United Nations Environment […]

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater — de Wets Wild

Merops persicus The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater visits South Africa during our summer months after migrating from their breeding grounds stretching from North Africa to central Asia, arriving from October and departing again by April, some stay as late as May. Locally, most Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters head for the north-coast of Kwazulu-Natal and locations in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and […]

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater — de Wets Wild

Narwhal; The Proof Is in the Tusk — Wickersham’s Conscience

Male Narwhal or Unicorn (Monodon monoceros) and Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus), by W. Scoresby. 1820. So much is unknown about the Narwhal. Even the name is a puzzle. From the Oxford English Dictionary (paywalled), WC’s go-to reference for word etymologies: The etymology is uncertain, but likely comes from variants of Danish narhval (cognate with Norwegian narkval , […]

The Proof Is in the Tusk — Wickersham’s Conscience

San Francisco Group Blames Ships For Dead Whales — Wetravel2u’s Weblog

A diseased subadult male grey whale lies dead on a beach at Angel Island State Park near San Francisco, California, Picture was taken April 8, 2021. Photo by The Marine Mammal Center/Handout via REUTERS by Rich McKay (Reuters) – Four dead gray whales washed ashore on San Francisco Bay area beaches in nine days, with […]

San Francisco Group Blames Ships For Dead Whales — Wetravel2u’s Weblog