Vine-leaf Vagrant Butterfly — de Wets Wild

Eronia cleodora The Vine-leaf Vagrant is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of around 6cm (males are usually a bit smaller than the females). They fly fast and wandering, often settling quickly on flowers as they go. These beautiful butterflies may be seen year-round, though their numbers usually peak in spring and late summer. Their […]

Vine-leaf Vagrant Butterfly — de Wets Wild

World’s biggest plant discovered off Australian coast — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports The largest known plant on Earth – a seagrass roughly three times the size of Manhattan – has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Using genetic testing, scientists have determined a large underwater meadow in Western Australia is in fact one plant. It is believed to have spread from a single […]

World’s biggest plant discovered off Australian coast — Natural History Wanderings

Yes America we do have WILD horses, but not likely for much longer — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Stacie-Lee Sherwood “Millions of people live on the East Coast but have no idea our wild horses exist and how they need urgent help to survive…” Growing up on the east coast I knew we had horses, lots and lots of horses. None of these were wild free roaming, but they were everywhere. We […]

Yes America we do have WILD horses, but not likely for much longer — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Hurricane Effects on Critically Endangered Reptiles (SINT EUSTATIUS) — Repeating Islands

Article submitted by Matthijs P. van den Burg, Hannah Madden, Timothy P. van Wagensveld and Erik Boman for DCNA. Caribbean flora and fauna have always coped with the destructive forces of hurricanes. However, climate change leading to an increase in their frequency and strength, and because many species have declined in abundance due to anthropogenic […]

Hurricane Effects on Critically Endangered Reptiles (SINT EUSTATIUS) — Repeating Islands

This iconic California tree could go extinct. But some officials are wary of naming it ‘threatened’ — Natural History Wanderings

The San Francisco Chronicle reports The otherworldly and iconic Joshua tree, subject of album covers, postcards and untold numbers of Instagram photos, could be listed as a threatened species in California to protect it from desert development and eventual extinction — but state wildlife officials have signaled opposition to the new status. Next Wednesday, the state […]

This iconic California tree could go extinct. But some officials are wary of naming it ‘threatened’ — Natural History Wanderings

A tusk from a woolly mammoth is seen on the banks of the Koyukuk River in Alaska — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports on  A group of researchers  who found and photographed a woolly mammoth tusk on the banks of the Koyukuk River in Alaska. A sighting reveals extinction and climate change in a single image Read article and see photos at A tusk from a woolly mammoth is seen on the banks of the Koyukuk River in […]

A tusk from a woolly mammoth is seen on the banks of the Koyukuk River in Alaska — Natural History Wanderings

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’ — Natural History Wanderings

If the Great Salt Lake, which has already shrunk by two-thirds, continues to dry up, here’s what’s in store: The lake’s flies and brine shrimp would die off — scientists warn it could start as soon as this summer — threatening the 10 million migratory birds that stop at the lake annually to feed on […]

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’ — Natural History Wanderings

Tailed Black-eye Butterfly — de Wets Wild

Leptomyrina hirundo The Tailed Black-eye is a little butterfly – with a wingspan less than 3cm – that often goes unnoticed, despite being quite common where it occurs, which in South Africa is in the various kinds of forests and the bushveld savanna regions of the Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. They’ll even visit […]

Tailed Black-eye Butterfly — de Wets Wild

Yosemite sued for logging — Natural History Wanderings

The Fresno Bee reports The project underway could send thousands of Yosemite trees to sawmills. Yosemite National Park has a large logging project underway that a California conservation group is asking a federal judge to stop. The project summary states that trees up to 20 inches in diameter could be cut down in Yosemite across approximately […]

Yosemite sued for logging — Natural History Wanderings

Leatherback Sea Turtles Could Be Extinct In 20 Years — Natural History Wanderings

press release from Center for Biological Diversity Scientists Predict Extinction in 20 Years for Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles; Conservation Efforts Needed Immediately SAN FRANCISCO— A new study finds that the Western Pacific population of leatherback sea turtles, which includes the leatherbacks that feed in West Coast waters, has continued to decline since the 1980s. If these […]

Leatherback Sea Turtles Could Be Extinct In 20 Years — Natural History Wanderings