The Captive Diamond (393 now captive, 6 dead) — Wild Horse Education

Current stats from the Diamond roundup: Wild Horses Captured: 393 (163 Studs, 161 Mares, and 69 Foals) 6 Deaths: a 5 month old Sorrel fractured spine, a stud (no age given) collapsed during the run […]

The Captive Diamond (393 now captive, 6 dead) — Wild Horse Education

A Green Heron Colony — Elizabeth River Bird Blog

Douglas, a fellow FM Forums member, just posted some awe-inspiring Green Heron nestling photos. He took them 15 feet from the birds’ natal tree—one of many trees that line a Maryland lake. A few of the photos feature a nestling being fed by a parent, a spectacle everyone should see at least once. Karl’s comment, […]

A Green Heron Colony — Elizabeth River Bird Blog

Pokegama Wild Horse Roundup Begins Next Month — Western Horse Watchers Association

BLM will remove an unknown number or horses from the Pokegama HMA, starting September 14, at the request of a private landowner. The operation will be carried out with bait traps, according to the news release, and will not be open to public observation. The HMA covers 80,885 acres on the California-Oregon border and has […]

Pokegama Wild Horse Roundup Begins Next Month — Western Horse Watchers Association

Photos of the Week – August 28, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

There’s been a layer of haze along the horizon in recent days. I don’t know how much of the haze is our normal August humidity and how much is wildfire smoke wafting in from other states. Regardless, hazy horizons make for fun photography in the morning and evening. Here is a selection of sun images […]

Photos of the Week – August 28, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020 — South Park SD Blogger

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place, tired of streaming EVERYTHING and looking for something to do besides your essential job. And you’d really like to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour the largest urban park in the United States without leaving your living room? Balboa […]

Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020 — South Park SD Blogger

We Are All Winging it! — Through Open Lens

F/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 320. Anna’s Hummingbird ( Female ) Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use honeycombs. Interesting Fact: Hummingbirds are strictly a New World animal. They fascinated the first Europeans who arrived on the continent. Christopher Columbus wrote about them and many wondered if they were a cross between a bird and an […]

We Are All Winging it! — Through Open Lens

BiodiverCity: Three sustainable and biodiverse islands slated for the south coast of Malaysia’s Penang Island — Life & Soul Magazine

Three artificial islands in Malaysia centred around sustainability and biodiversity, and powered by sustainable technology such as solar power and wind turbines, is being proposed by design company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The project, which has been penned BiodiverCity, is slated for the south coast of Penang Island. The design was created in collaboration with Hijjas and Ramboll, […]

BiodiverCity: Three sustainable and biodiverse islands slated for the south coast of Malaysia’s Penang Island — Life & Soul Magazine

History blows in the wind — Le Drake Noir

Ouessant and surrounding waters are full of historic stories. About twohundred years ago on board HMS Bellerophon, the captive emperor Napoleon was carried towards his final exile – spent several hours on deck watching the island of Ouessant, the last piece of french territory he would ever see. The british island of Saint Helena in […]

History blows in the wind — Le Drake Noir