North, East and West Shoal Lakes Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

On August 8th we had our first IBA Blitz of the year (much later than normal of course, but better late than never!). Volunteers went out in the North, East and West Shoal Lakes IBA in search of Red-headed Woodpeckers. The day started off with perfect weather for our 15-member blitz crew to survey for […]

North, East and West Shoal Lakes Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

Treeful of Cockatoos — My Wild Australia

Before winter came, a large flock of sulphur crested cockatoos turned up one afternoon in a neighbour’s tree. Look at them all! There was so many of them and it was very noisy, even from where I was two doors down. The sulphur crested cockatoo is found all over Australia. They are large birds of […]

Treeful of Cockatoos — My Wild Australia

Free Webinar: Plants, People & Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany – American Botanical Council — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

We are happy to announce the first in a new series of Ethnobotany Webinars from the American Botanical Council and the Sustainable Herbs Program. Leading ethnobotanists Michael J. Balick and Paul Alan Cox will be discussing their new book Plants, People & Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany, revised from the first edition published in 1996. Balick […]

Free Webinar: Plants, People & Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany – American Botanical Council — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

South Africa’s Private Game Reserves Are Struggling to Survive Without Tourists. The Animals Are, Too — TIME

On March 26, as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he was closing the country’s borders and shutting down tourism to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Kayla Wilkens thought of only one thing: How was she going to feed the elephants? Wilkens, the general manager of the privately-owned Fairy Glen safari resort, about…

South Africa’s Private Game Reserves Are Struggling to Survive Without Tourists. The Animals Are, Too — TIME