by Gina Martinez – TIME
© Photo Courtesy of K9 Paw Print Rescue Madison the dog
After losing their home to California’s deadliest wildfire, one couple had an unexpected reunion with their loyal pet.
K9 Paw Print Rescue, a non-profit, Bay Area-based animal rescue group, said on Facebook this week that the couple returned to the site of their lost home in Paradise, Calif., and their beloved dog Madison was there as well.
“They hoped and prayed he would be OK,” the group posted. “When they finally got clearance to go back to the lot where their house once stood… Madison was waiting there for them as if he were protecting his former home. Never give up!”
Read the full heartwarming article from TIME here.
Pantone chose the “vibrant, yet mellow” shade for its ability to bridge the natural and digital worlds. The pick comes at a poignant time, given the existential threats the color’s namesake now faces.(Image credit: Courtesy of Pantone Color Institute)
via A Royal Hue: ‘Living Coral’ Crowned Color Of The Year For 2019 — News : NPR
Rudolph was never going to be everyone’s favorite reindeer forever, and this week, he ceded the spotlight to a little white reindeer that has captivated the internet. A series of breathtaking glamour shots of the white reindeer calf blending right in with the snow have recently gone viral after a travel photographer shared them from…
via Everyone’s New Winter Spirit Animal Is This Snow-White Reindeer Calf — TIME
Australia has several Cockatoos, but my favourite has to be the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri). It’s not seen as far south as my state of Victoria, but Melbourne Zoo has a very handsome ‘Cockie’, so I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph it several times on my many zoo visits over the years. It’s found […]
via MAJOR MITCHELL’S COCKATOO (Cacatua leadbeateri) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)
This large, unmistakable, short-tailed parrot is only found in the far northern tip of tropical Queensland (Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and the Moluccas). It’s highly unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having mostly bright emerald-green feathers and the female mostly bright red and […]
via ECLECTUS PARROT (Eclectus roratus) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)
From debates over Confederate monuments to battles over America’s leadership in the world, understanding today’s contemporary challenges requires historical knowledge and historical perspective. Yet a new report by Benjamin Schmidt and the American Historical Association has revealed that a much smaller percentage of American college students are majoring in history than did in the past.…
via Fewer Students Are Majoring in History, But We’re Asking the Wrong Questions About Why — TIME
By Helen Briggs
One of the last remaining rhinos of its kind
The world’s in the midst of an extinction crisis, with plants and animals being lost at a rate not seen since the demise of the dinosaurs. At the end of a key international conference, BBC News spoke to Cristiana Pașca Palmer, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, about global efforts to stem the destruction of nature – and what individuals can do.
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a “silent killer” and deserves more attention.
via Extinction crisis: Five things you should know — BBC News – Science & Environment
Eastern Bluebird The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands, and orchards. It is the state bird of Missouri and New York. This species measures 16–21 cm (6.3–8.3 in) long, spans 25–32 cm (9.8–12.6 in) across the wings, and weighs 27–34 g (0.95–1.20 oz). Eastern bluebirds are found east of the Rockies, southern Canada to the Gulf […]
via Bird’s ID – Eastern Bluebird — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101
Source: BuffaloFieldCampaign.org “At SFTHH our main thrust is the plight of our American Equines, be they wild or domestic, but in our battle against government agencies and bureaucracies, hell bent on destroying wildlife, we see other species that are suffering similar struggles. When such issues are brought to our attention, as with the horses and […]
via Report Back from the IBMP Meeting — Straight from the Horse’s Heart