62: Sea Otters — Notebook from the North

Ever wondered what is scientifically the fluffiest animal? It’s this week’s animal spotlight, the sea otter! These balls of fluff are known best for being, quite frankly, adorable, but they are also pretty clever, and have had to show a lot of resilience. In this plog we will be looking at their clever behaviours, their […]

62: Sea Otters — Notebook from the North

Ángel Nariñense/Gorgeted Sunangel/Heliangelus strophianus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.313

Foto: Nick AthanasNombre en español: Ángel Nariñense Nombre en inglés: Gorgeted Sunangel Nombre científico: Heliangelus strophianus Familia: Trochilidae Canto: Niels KrabeeEl colibrí pectoral​ (Heliangelus strophianus) es una especie de colibrí en la familia Trochilidae. Foto: Javier ZuritaDistribución Se encuentra en Colombia y Ecuador. Gorgeted sunangel The gorgeted sunangel (Heliangelus strophianus) is a species of hummingbird found on the west slope of Ecuador and extreme southwestern Colombia. Description…

Ángel Nariñense/Gorgeted Sunangel/Heliangelus strophianus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.313

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

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

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