Welcome to American Oystercatcher Chicks DY & DZ — SIB

U5 and Family – Mark Andrews Our American Oystercatcher chicks have flown the Nesting Area! One of the oystercatcher parents was U5, a bird that has frequented the Captain Sams Inlet for many years. Just before they could fly, they were banded to allow us to follow their progress and to contribute to what science […]

Welcome to American Oystercatcher Chicks DY & DZ — SIB

The Floating Roost Trial: A novel solution to losses in migratory shorebird habitat, with Chris Purnell of Birdlife Australia. Zoom Evening Meeting reminder, Tuesday, 6 July, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Appropriate high tide roosts (resting areas) are necessary to help migratory shorebirds maintain a positive energy balance while making journeys of over 10,000 km to and from breeding grounds.

The Floating Roost Trial: A novel solution to losses in migratory shorebird habitat, with Chris Purnell of Birdlife Australia. Zoom Evening Meeting reminder, Tuesday, 6 July, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Sea otters off California’s coast helping to keep marine forests in balance — Life & Soul Magazine

Sea otters are helping to keep marine forests off California’s coast healthy and in balance by keeping the seaweed-loving urchins in check, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows. Urchins bred rapidly after a disease wiped out their main predator, the sunflower sea star, and are overgrazing on nutrient-rich […]

Sea otters off California’s coast helping to keep marine forests in balance — Life & Soul Magazine

Trees are dying of thirst in the Western #drought – here’s what’s going on inside their veins — The Conversation — Coyote Gulch

Juniper trees, common in Arizona’s Prescott National Forest, have been dying with the drought.Benjamin Roe/USDA Forest Service via APDaniel Johnson, University of Georgia and Raquel Partelli Feltrin, University of British Columbia Like humans, trees need water to survive on hot, dry days, and they can survive for only short times under extreme heat and dry…

Trees are dying of thirst in the Western #drought – here’s what’s going on inside their veins — The Conversation — Coyote Gulch

For the Birds: Studies show conflicting news about barn swallow population — Birds of New England.com

Photo by CHRIS BOSAK Young Barn Swallows look for food from their mother, which is returning to the nest with food. A new study of global bird populations, based mainly on citizen science databases such as eBird, estimates there are around 50 billion wild birds in the world. Four species, according to the study, have […]

For the Birds: Studies show conflicting news about barn swallow population — Birds of New England.com

The Desert Southwest: Preliminaries — Lightscapes Nature Photography Blog

As I mentioned last time, the trip to Arizona and Utah was preceded by a two-day drive from Houston to Colorado Springs. On the first day, I drove from the Houston area to Amarillo, Texas, a drive of roughly 600 miles. (Yes, Texas is a big state. It’s possible to drive for a day and […]

The Desert Southwest: Preliminaries — Lightscapes Nature Photography Blog

10 Pretty Container Gardens in Pastel Hues — Wyndesong’s Place — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul — Life & Soul Magazine

Brighten up your porch, entryway, or windowsill with potted arrangements in spring colors With a lovely springlike palette of rose pinks, lavender, blue, yellow, and white, these containers capture the beauty and freshness of the season. Whether you’re hunting for ideas for seasonal decorating or just hoping to admire some beautiful spring blooms, take a…Read… 10 […] […]

10 Pretty Container Gardens in Pastel Hues — Wyndesong’s Place — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul — Life & Soul Magazine

Photos of the Week – May 14, 2021 — The Prairie Ecologist

Next Thursday is World Bee Day. Prepare yourself for a deluge of social media and other information reminding you how dire the situation is for honey bees and why we need to save honey bees to save the world. If you can, try to redirect people toward the native bee species that really matter. If […]

Photos of the Week – May 14, 2021 — The Prairie Ecologist