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Sneak Attack

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My state of Michoacán has a wide variety of nectarivorous birds. Nectarivorous: that’s my new word for this week!) Most, of course, are hummingbirds. A few are orioles. Hummingbirds use a kind of direct attack to access nectar, stabbing flowers frontally with their long beaks.

Gardening and Mindfulness

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Gardening and getting dirty, for health. How does mindfulness help with gardening? It turns out that mindfulness is not reserved for meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises. To understand how gardening can help mindfulness, we should delve into what mindfulness is and what it isn’t.


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How To (And Not To) Transport Wild Birds

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I am so happy to be back on 10,000 birds – I have missed Mike and Corey and my fellow Beat Writers! Normally I rant about environmental dangers and describe heartwarming/mind-boggling/headscratching wild bird rescues.

How Can The World Benefit From Indoor Vertical Farming

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Have you ever sat down and wondered about the uncertainty of our future? With the world population growing and expanding each day, will we reach a point where we might face a scarcity of food? It has been speculated that three decades later, our world population will reach nearly 10 billion people.

Beaver? Otter? Muskrat? A Field Guide to Freshwater Mammals

Nature Conservancy - Science

Think you saw a beaver or a mink? Here’s how to tell for sure. The post Beaver? Otter? Muskrat? A Field Guide to Freshwater Mammals appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife Mammal Watching Urban Conservation

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Surly Cross-Check Review 2021- Should You Try This Hybrid Bike?


If you know your way around bicycles then the name Surly would sure come to mind. Surly is one of the best bike manufacturers out there, they know how to produce the best-performance bikes that you can get for your money.

10 Oldest Trees in the World


The oldest known living trees in the world are close to 5,000 years old. They have presided quietly over the rise and fall of civilizations. There is a power in longevity, a serenity attained only through the passing of time. Old trees, though relatively few, are in our midst.

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Our kids have junk inside their bones

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Kids and the food they eat. Parents know that junk food affects their teeth, their BMI and their mood –– and now scientists see worrying and long-lasting effects on the bones of children who consume junk food. .

The Butterfly of Spring: Meet the Mourning Cloak

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Meet the first butterfly you may see this spring. The post The Butterfly of Spring: Meet the Mourning Cloak appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Urban Conservation

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18 Best Bike Storage Ideas – According to Cycling Experts


Getting a bike is easy, what is difficult sometimes is finding a proper place to store it. There are thousands of bikes in the market that one rack or one stand cannot be used for all of them.

Shift Smart – Why Working Remotely is Easier Than Ever

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The idea of working when you are not in the office was something that many years ago was impossible. Even back then important business deals hanged on the edge of a fax, so working remotely certainly wasn’t an option. The internet however, and some other welcome additions have changed all of that.

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A Survey of U.S. Birders

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Comprehensive surveys of U.S. birders are rare, so the recent release of a “ National Survey of Birdwatchers: Nationwide and Flyway Comparisons ” is notable. Although the results are largely unsurprising, empirical confirmation of impressions or anecdotes is always useful.

Most successful companies transformation to agile

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This is a Doomsday seed vault in Norway. Agile companies scale faster. Don’t keep everything buried in a snowbank. The way companies used to operate and function is now changing at a rising pace.

When Mammals Glow in the Dark

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Scientists are discovering dozens of mammals that glow under ultraviolet light, from flying squirrels to wombats to African springhares. The post When Mammals Glow in the Dark appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife Conservation Science Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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Best 24-Inch Bikes for Your Kids (in 2021)


Your kids deserve all the best they can get, including the best bike for their relaxation and personal adventure. You’ll agree with me that your kids shouldn’t be given a bike that might cause them problems or bring discomfort to them at the end.

Apria Healthcare – Why Mobility Aids Are Important

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There are literally thousands of people in this country who have some form of mobility issue. In some cases this could be simply as a result of old age and in other cases it could be as a result of a particular accident or illness.

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds–A Book Review

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Ask any birder–migration is joy. It’s endless frustration that suddenly erupts into wild excitement, a reason to get up in the morning, a goal for the mind and a bandage for the soul as we muddle through winter and pandemic.

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Tracking a Night-Time River of Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Many birds migrate at night. Here’s how researchers track them. The post Tracking a Night-Time River of Birds appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Migrations

Best Hybrid Bikes Under $500


Hybrid bikes have taken over the market by storm, they are the perfect combination of road and mountain bikes, they carry the best aspects of both of these bikes.

BCFS Health and Human Services Celebrates Women’s History Month with Stories from its Employees

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BCFS Health and Human Services , a part of a global nonprofit organization that supports families throughout the world, encourages appreciation of Women’s History Month. The organization frequently highlights the contributions women make to individuals and broader society.

Birds from Britannia by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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With the sad passing of Prince Philip this week I thought I should share with you a book that we own that he wrote. This book was gifted by my father, Philip, to his father, Harry, for his birthday on 4th October 1962.

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Top 5 Strangest Personal Injury Claims of All Time

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Some people used personal injury claims in very strange ways, though. Most individuals think of injury claims as something you can only use when you slip and fall or break a bone because a floor was slippery due to negligence.

Earth Day Book Review 2021

Nature Conservancy - Science

Six books to celebrate the planet’s biodiversity and conservation. The post Earth Day Book Review 2021 appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Our Nature Reads

Best Bike Handle Grips- Top 9 To Go For!


Bike handle grips have the same importance as your bike, they provide the necessary comfort and grip you need. Every now and then, every rider has the thought of replacing their grips with effective ones, that is when you have to make the best choice available.

Cumby Group – Top Tips on Getting a New Job

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Even the current climate around jobs there are more people who are unemployed than we have ever seen before. This is going to make getting a job a little tougher than it was prior to the pandemic.

Japanese Night Heron in Shanghai

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Last Sunday, it was raining hard, but I went out to Chongming Island, a part of Shanghai, anyway. Mostly I went because some farmers there keep a lovely dog in a cage, and I have started taking him for long walks around the fields.

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Eco-Art Therapy: Healing through Nature

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Nature can heal us in ways we don’t fully understand, but we feel it. We feel better after spending time in a local park or sitting outside with ourselves. We feel energized after a brisk walk. Our moods boost after we walk past a flower bush.

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Holes and Weeping Trees: What’s up with the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The sapsucker needs, well…sap. And lots of it. Here’s how it gets it. The post Holes and Weeping Trees: What’s up with the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker? appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

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Best Bike Baskets: Find Top Brands Reviewed and Ranked


Riding a bike is among the most healthy and enjoyable recreational ways to enjoy the natural surroundings. The next logical move is to level your driving accessories and invest in bike baskets if you already have a set of wheels and the required helmets.

Diamond Environmental Services – The Importance of The Portable Toilet

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Something which we have seen a great deal over the last 12 months has been a spotlight on the environmental services industry. Companies like Diamond Environmental Services have been doing a fantastic job working with care homes and hospitals to help sanitization efforts in the wake of the pandemic.

More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

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A cheeky lad, Geoffrey McMullan was regularly subjected to brutal discipline at his English boarding school. He found some solace when, at age eleven, he became entranced with birds – specifically, with a Green Woodpecker — and that sighting, he says, “took me to another, safer world.” .

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How digitalization can lead to a greener planet

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. At present, we’re dealing with major disruptions to our daily lives because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people being forced to stay at home. Digital technologies help ensure continuity during these disastrous events by enabling the transition to an age of knowledge and productivity.

Linking Birds, Farmer Attitudes and Conservation

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A new paper examines how farmer attitudes towards birds affect on-farm conservation practices. The post Linking Birds, Farmer Attitudes and Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Agriculture Birds TNC Science

Time to head north….

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It is that time of year again when we start to see the shorebirds around Broome change into their beautiful breeding plumage. We then witness their departures each evening over several weeks. The header above is of several species of shorebirds on Reddell Beach.

Paradise Regained

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Among all the birding locations I have found, Pino Real was my first love. I was just getting back into birding, and had only gone to some urban sites, during 2012 and 2013. I had tried out Lake Cuitzeo, and Laurelito, a wonderful town outside of Morelia that another birder had recommended.

No Place Like Home

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2021)

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April tends to be one of those months that contain multitudes, at once as temperate as any spring or fall but then turning quickly to extremes. What is moderate in mid-April, though, is migration, at least around here.