A Candid Conversation & Hard Love With Select Wild Horse Advocates — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By William E. Simpson II “Below is an open letter written by Bill Simpson; the reason that it appears here is quite simple…I agree with him. Both Terry and I have chased the BLM around our western states attempting to stop their bloody and illegal war against our wild equids utilizing every legal weapon we […]

A Candid Conversation & Hard Love With Select Wild Horse Advocates — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

It’s not just bees and butterflies on your flowers  — Scottish pollinators

Today we have a guest blog from Dr. Stan da Prato, a Keep Scotland Beautiful judge and editor of the Caledonian Gardener. There is now considerable public support for our bees, and awareness they are in decline and that pollination services are important economically.  Garden centres regularly feature ‘bee friendly’ plants in their sales areas. Amateur gardeners are keen to do their bit. The […]

It’s not just bees and butterflies on your flowers  — Scottish pollinators

Tarantula — A Second Backyard Resident — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. A couple of weeks ago, I posted images of a tarantula that resides in our backyard. I expressed a bit of surprise — and disappointment — that so far, this year, I’d found only one of these […]

Tarantula — A Second Backyard Resident — Sonoran Images

#OTD in 1856 – Birth of playwright, critic and Nobel Prize laureate, George Bernard Shaw, in Dublin. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

George Bernard Shaw was a dramatist and a literary critic in addition to being a socialist spokesman. His valuable contributions to literature won him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. While Shaw accepted the honour, he refused the money. He was a free spirit and a freethinker who advocated women’s rights and equality on…

#OTD in 1856 – Birth of playwright, critic and Nobel Prize laureate, George Bernard Shaw, in Dublin. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. The other day I posted an image of an Arizona Sister Butterfly, a butterfly that I’d not photographed previously. Today, I’m posting images of a second butterfly that is new to me, one that I observed at […]

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly — Sonoran Images

A Winter’s Tail Part 4 – The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo — aussiebirder

Before I take leave of posting for a month, when my wife and I go touring the arid Kimberley region in the Far North-west of Australia, I have one more species of Cockatoo to showcase, and this is our most common and most annoying species, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. These birds are our best indicator of […]

A Winter’s Tail Part 4 – The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo — aussiebirder

A Winter’s Tail Part 3 – The Little Corella — aussiebirder

Taking advantage of the weeks of sunny winter weather, and the close to La Nina, my wife and I set out on yet another birding date, this time along the river walk on Botany Bay, not far from where we sighted the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, showcased in a previous post. It was not long into […]

A Winter’s Tail Part 3 – The Little Corella — aussiebirder

NSW Outback Roadtrip – Part 2 – Passerines & Emus — aussiebirder

Continuing our showcase of our NSW Outback Roadtrip birds, we focus this post on some of the passerines (perching birds) and our iconic Emu endemic to Australia’s desert plains, dry open forests and savanna regions of our vast hot dry land. As highlighted in the 2nd Edition of my first book What Birds Teach Us, […]

NSW Outback Roadtrip – Part 2 – Passerines & Emus — aussiebirder

Bigotudo Rayado/Black-streaked Puffbird/Malacoptila fulvogularis — Birds Colombia #OneBirdPerDay #UnAvePorDía

Foto: Niky Carrera Levy Nombre en español: Bigotudo Rayado Nombre en inglés: Black-streaked Puffbird Nombre científico: Malacoptila fulvogularis Familia: Bucconidae Canto: Nick Athanas El buco listado (Malacoptila fulvogularis),​ también denominado buco negrilistado, bigotudo rayado y bolio de cabeza negra,​ es una especie de ave galbuliforme de la familia Bucconidae que vive en Sudamérica. Foto: Mauricio Ossa Descripción Tamaño y Forma Mide de 19 a 22 cm y pesa 6.5 g.…

Bigotudo Rayado/Black-streaked Puffbird/Malacoptila fulvogularis — Birds Colombia #OneBirdPerDay #UnAvePorDía
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