I was walking along, my gaze in the treetops as usual, looking and listening for birds. I heard a frantic scurrying on the path ahead of me, and was just in time to see a lace monitor lizard scramble onto a tree. The lizard hid for a while at the base of the tree, observing […]
via Lace monitor lizard in a tree — Birds in Sydney
The researchers found that when hermit crabs were exposed to microplastics, they were less likely to later touch or enter high-quality shells.
via Hermit Crab Research Highlights Dangers of Microplastic Pollution — The Orkney News
It was not just around the Lodge at Taricaya Ecological Reserve that we encountered wildlife. Each day whether we were walking to and from observation platforms, flower cutting, weeding, maintenance or even clearing trails, we were immersed in jungle wildlife. Of course we also went out on specific walks looking for wildlife. The first of […]
via Wild Barley Rewind: Jungle Trails — Wild Barley
Yosemite Village is normally a crush of humanity and traffic congestion. On Saturday, it was peaceful like few times before — the only sounds coming from the wind and the few local residents. On March 20, the national park was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — leaving the 7.5-mile-long valley to only…
via Wildlife reclaiming Yosemite National Park amid coronavirus closure — KTLA
You may enlarge any of the images in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. For those readers who are not familiar with Tucson and its environs, much of our community rests among mountain ranges. In fact, Tucson and many of its suburbs sit in a bowl of a valley, surrounded […]
via Desert Bighorn Sheep In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Sonoran Images
The local beaver hut is no longer ice-bound, no doubt allowing it’s occupants more freedom to get out and about (while respecting social distancing edicts of course).
(Bloomberg) — There are four critical facets of pandemic prevention, according to Lee Hannah, senior scientist at Conservation International. Three of them make immediate sense against the backdrop of our current emergency: stockpile masks and respirators; have testing infrastructure ready; and ban the global wildlife trade, including the open animal markets where COVID-19 may have…
via Want to Stop the Next Pandemic? Start Protecting Wildlife Habitats — TIME