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

I Swear, I Am One Cocktail Away From Telling Everyone What I Really Think! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 160. Least Sandpiper A Sandwich walks into a bar. The bartender says “Sorry, we don’t serve food here” Interesting Fact: Researchers studying Least Sandpipers discovered a new feeding mechanism. While probing damp mud with their bills, the sandpipers use the surface tension of the water to transport prey quickly from their bill tips […]

I Swear, I Am One Cocktail Away From Telling Everyone What I Really Think! — Through Open Lens

1848 – Birth of Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born near Bantry, Co Cork. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born in Tralibane, Co Cork. After emigrating to the United States, he joined the Chicago police force in 1873, eventually serving as Chief of Police from 1901-1905. Chief O’Neill had a strong interest in Irish music from his childhood, an Irish music and tradition that…

1848 – Birth of Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born near Bantry, Co Cork. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

One last alpine garden — nature has no boss

A few weeks ago we we lucky enough to take a hike along a ridge above tree-line once again filled with alpine wildflower. Most growing only inches tall yet the display of color was stunning. Carefully stepping from rock to rock to avoid smashing these fragile flowers that somehow thrive in a cold and windy […]

One last alpine garden — nature has no boss