The Garden Jungle; how we can all help save our insects, by Dave Goulson — Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group

Perhaps you are old enough to remember the days of summer driving excursions and the need to clean the windscreen of smooshed insects? Not something we have to stop to do on a long drive anymore. Professor Dave Goulson takes this piece of evidence to demonstrate the severity of the decline in insects in the […]

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Gavilán Maromero/White-tailed Kite/Elanus leucurus — Birds Colombia: 788 especies hoy

Nombre en español: Gavilán Maromero Nombre en ingles: White-tailed Kite Nombre científico: Elanus leucurus Familia: Accipitridae Foto: Jeison MacGregor/Daniel Avendaño/Mauricio Ossa Canto: Patrick Blake El elanio maromero (Elanus leucurus), también conocido como bailarín, elanio bailarín, halcón blanco, gavilán blanco, milano blanco y gavilán maromero, es una especie de ave accipitriforme de la familia Accipitridae que habita en el oeste de América del Norte y partes de América del Sur. En México recibe el nombre de milano coliblanco. Recientemente, […]

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New Legislation Aims to Prevent Killing of Animals Used in Federal Government Testing — KTLA

New legislation will be introduced this week that would reduce the number of animals killed by federal agencies after they have been used for government testing. The bill from Reps. Brendan Boyle, D-Pennsylvania, and Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, would require all federal agencies to establish a policy for how and where to retire animals used in…

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Lilac memories… — The Wallace Adventure!

I had decided last week that the F.O.A.M. (flowers on a Monday) for this week would be lilacs. They are just coming into full bloom in my part of the world and their scent fills the neighborhood. I never actually realized how prevalent lilac bushes are in my neighborhood; when you’re actively looking for them […]

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Painted Buntings – Stars of the show — Texas Tweeties by Bob Zeller

In the past couple of weeks we have visited Twin Buttes Reservoir on several occasions. Since the lake has received much needed water from storms the past few months, it has produced a plethora of birds. Also, it is the middle of migration, so birding there has been great fun. I have had some great […]

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