Glasgow plants hope — Scottish pollinators

Climate change and biodiversity loss are colossal twin challenges in a struggle society has to win.  No corner of the globe is left untouched. Recently the focus picked out Siberia where, it was revealed, between May and October of this year temperatures were 3 C higher than average. It was another startling indication that the crisis […]

Glasgow plants hope — Scottish pollinators

Bird Photos from 2020 – Passerines — Wickersham’s Conscience

As you might suspect, WC finds birds and bird photography a refuge from the dumpster fire that is current events. For WC’s own peace of mind, if not yours as well, Wickersham’s Conscience will feature bird photo posts irregularly through the balance of the year. Some of these images may have appeared earlier this year. […]

Bird Photos from 2020 – Passerines — Wickersham’s Conscience

Black-tailed Prairie Dog — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. There was a time when vast expanses of North America’s western plains were home to millions of prairie dogs. These rodents lived communally in gigantic “towns,” complex networks of burrows that sometimes covered hundreds of square miles. […]

Black-tailed Prairie Dog — Sonoran Images

Photos of the Week – November 27, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

Today’s post includes a batch of photos I thought I’d already shared. In early November, I went up to the Niobrara Valley Preserve to help with some prescribed fires. I arrived a little before sunset the night before our first fire and drove into one of our bison pastures to see if I could find […]

Photos of the Week – November 27, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

California moving key stretch of Hwy 1 inland along crumbling Sonoma coast for ‘managed retreat’ — KTLA

A few winding turns past Bodega Bay, along foggy bluffs and coastal prairie, relentless waves pound a crumbling stretch of coastline in dire need of saving. Here at Gleason Beach, once referred to as Malibu North, the beach gets drowned during high tide. Bits of concrete and rebar are all that remain of 11 clifftop…

California moving key stretch of Hwy 1 inland along crumbling Sonoma coast for ‘managed retreat’ — KTLA

Golondrina Ribereña/Sand Martin|Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.345

Foto: Francisco PiedrahitaNombre en español: Golondrina Ribereña Nombre en inglés: Sand Martin|Bank Swallow Nombre científico: Riparia riparia Familia: Hirundinidae Canto: Jerome FischerEl avión zapador (Riparia riparia) es una especie de ave paseriforme de la familia Hirundinidae propia de Eurasia, América y África. Es un pájaro pequeño, de vuelo rápido y ágil y aleteo rápido, de unos 12 cm de longitud y 18 cm de envergadura. Posee una parte superior parda y una ventral más…

Golondrina Ribereña/Sand Martin|Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.345