The Stork Delivers — Wildlife Intrigued

Greetings all! Just sitting here waiting for the deluge of rain to pass through so I can get to a ridiculously long training run. Was supposed to get back on the trails, but by the looks of it, going to be too muddy – no reason to risk an injury less than a month from […]

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Pinyon Jay — nature has no boss

While getting ready to go for a hike a while ago we were pleased to have the company of numerous Pinyon Jays buzzing about in the parking area collecting seeds. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Pinyon Jays are highly social birds of the lower mountain slopes of the western United States, the Pinyon […]

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Spring Road Trip Idea: Head on Over to Nebraska to Watch the Great Crane Migration — Nature in Chicagoland

Spring has finally sprung in Chicagoland! If you look to the sky, you’ll occasionally see hundreds of sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, and other migrating birds as they travel north (from their winter homes in northern Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, and other places) to their warm-weather breeding grounds in the upper Midwest, Alaska, and Canada. The […]

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Birds of Madagascar, with Doug Cheeseman – Evening Meeting: Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

With five** endemic families, Madagascar has some of the most unusual birdlife on Earth. Madagascar has some of the highest biodiversity on Earth and some of the most cooperative and photographical endemics, especially among the mammals, that you can find anywhere on the planet! It’s a wildlife photographer’s paradise with so many species of lemurs, […]

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Where eagles flirt: A Capitol tale of love, loss and raccoons — NBC News Top Stories

This year, Justice disappeared almost immediately after mating, leaving Liberty with no way to gather food while keeping the eggs warm.

Image: Bald Eagles Liberty and Justice in their nest in Washington on March 4, 2019. The pair have nested and raised eaglets together for 14 years on the grounds of Washington's police academy.
Bald Eagles Liberty and Justice in their nest in Washington on March 4, 2019. The pair have nested and raised eaglets together for 14 years on the grounds of Washington’s police academy.Earth Conservation Corps via AP

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Statement on Bureau of Land Management’s Final Decision Weakening Sage-Grouse Habitat Protections — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Come on people, wake up, shake off your complacency and take a long, hard look at what’s happening to your natural resources. The father of national monuments/parks and wildlife and environmental protection Teddy Roosevelt, would be mortified to see the extent of the ongoing rape of the natural world being inflicted upon the landscape and vulnerable wildlife by the BLM and the Trump Administration.

Below from Straight from the Horse’s Heart.  

Source: Western Values Project “This move will impact over 350 species that depend on the “big empty” of the sagebrush sea – habitat that drives over $1 billion in economic output each year from outdoor recreation alone…” After the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released Records of Decision on their final amendments to the 2015 […]

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Live Video: Bald Eagle Nestling on Two Eggs Perched High in Big Bear Tree; Viewers Anxiously Await Hatchings — KTLA

A second egg has been laid in a nest shared by two bald eagles in Southern California and nature lovers will anxiously watch for the hatchings via an online live feed . The first egg arrived March 6, followed by the second one on Saturday. The U.S. Forest Service says the parents will share incubation…

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