5: Phytoplankton- the lungs of the ocean — Notebook from the North

Various forms of life on earth are united by one particular need, this being the need for energy. For many creatures, this is done through a wonderful biological process, one of my favourites in fact. This is eating… On land we can look at a basic example of a food chain, which shows how energy […]

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A Sea Of Sagebrush Disappears, Making Way For Fire-Prone Cheatgrass — News : NPR

In the past two years, more than 800,000 acres in northern Nevada have burned. The traditional sagebrush rangeland is being replaced by cheatgrass that burns hotter and more frequently.(Image credit: Ashley Ahearn for NPR)

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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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Choreographed? — nature has no boss

Four American Avocets seemed to have choreographed this move just for the camera. They were just milling about when all of a sudden a couple took to the air for a brief hop, skip and jump. It was one of those photos you just didn’t know you took until you see it.. Fun stuff.

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Making space for nature — Scottish pollinators

Partnership working can provide new opportunities for learning, and can be the driver of many successful development projects. Redrow house builders have teamed up with Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) over the last 5-years to support the conservation of pollinators in England and Wales through the development of their sites. In our blog today, Gill Perkins […]

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