The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a deadly disease for oak trees, is on the rise in California. According to a survey conducted by UC Berkeley scientists, the number of infected trees has almost doubled since 2018. Read article at ‘Scariest tree pathogen in the world’ spreading rapidly in California – SFGate
Source: Multiple “Opponents said it could ultimately put the horses at risk of slaughter…” Over the objections of wild horse advocates, Nevada’s Board of Agriculture voted Tuesday to transfer control of as many as 3,000 free-roaming mustangs in Northern Nevada to a nonprofit group. The board announced in October it was terminating an existing agreement […]
A juvenile yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) pecks at a ginkgo tree at BBG. Photo by Steven Severinghaus. by Joe Giunta. What do the wolf, the beaver, and the yellow-bellied sapsucker have in common? Each is a keystone species, that is, a species that by its actions may affect a whole community. In many cases, other […]
Mitch Dobrowner: ‘Mammatus’ 2nd place – Natural World and Wildlife category. Bolton, Kansas: Storm Systems, United States of America. Image Credit; Photograph by Mitch Dobrowner Source: From pilgrims to pub crooners: Sony world photography awards winners – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian
By G9ija More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion, Zimbabwe’s parks agency says. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said at least 200 elephants have died in vast Hwange National Park alone since October and other parks […]
Here’s a cool post from Panthera, an international wild-cat conservation organization. Apparently, November is the Month of the Jaguar/El Mes Del Jaguar.
Turdus libonyana The Kurrichane Thrush is a shy denizen of open woodlands and dense vegetation fringing river courses, and have adapted to well-planted parks and gardens in our towns and cities. They feed on a wide variety of fruit and invertebrates. Usually encountered in monogamous, territorial pairs, Kurrichane Thrushes breed from late winter to early […]