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Springtime Tree Cutting and Wildlife

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Here’s a can-you-top this tale of cutting down trees in the springtime. The Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center in Norristown covers four Pennsylvania counties (including Philadelphia) and takes in over 3000 animals a year.

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5 Reasons Why Slow Fashion Is a Smart Idea

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The fashion sector is one of the most polluting industries on the planet; only airplanes are worse. Like the concept of an ‘eco-friendly jet,’ slow fashion ( [link] ) may sound like a contradiction in terms. Fashion’ is synonymous with ‘change,’ which strongly implies ‘wastefulness.’

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A Rare Caribbean Parrot on the Brink

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Jim Wright’s latest book is The Real James Bond , the biography of the ornithologist whose name Ian Fleming stole for his secret agent 007. He writes “The Bird Watcher” column for the USA today newspapers in N.J.

Strange and Surprising Facts about Opossums

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Death fainting! Walking embryos! And other weird facts about the underrated Virginia opossum. The post Strange and Surprising Facts about Opossums appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Latest Science Wildlife Mammal Watching Weird Nature

Solar Panels for Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

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Solar panels for homes are becoming more affordable and accessible than ever before. It took 40 years for the number of solar panel installations in the United States to surpass the one million mark, which it did in 2016.

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Best 3 Wheeled Scooters For Kids- A Comprehensive and Thorough Guide

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Kids no matter what age will always love having fun, it is up to us to provide them with the necessary toys and accessories so that they can enjoy themselves. What’s the first thing that you think when the word scooter comes to mind?

Bald Eagle Cams Are Active. Here Are 4 of the Best

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Baby eagles are hatching: it’s time to tune into nest cams! The post Bald Eagle Cams Are Active. Here Are 4 of the Best appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Nest Cams

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Solar Panels for Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

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It took 40 years for the number of solar panel installations in the United States to surpass the one million mark, which it did in 2016.

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Best Gravel Bikes – Your Complete Guide On The Top Gravel Bikes

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Gravel Bikes are fun, easy, and comfortable to use, they are also known as an all-rounder and adventure bikes. Their unique construction allows them to perform well in any kind of terrain, may it be service roads or dirt tracks.

A Tale of Two Eagles

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The White-tailed Eagle is one of the easiest birds to observe in Belgrade, Serbia (almost guaranteed). There are about ten pairs around the city. One pair even breeds on the island at the very confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers, less than a mile from the central city square.

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Mapping Tree Inequality: Why Many People Don’t Benefit from Tree Cover

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Trees provide valuable cooling services in cities, but they are not equally distributed. And the problem is worse than originally thought. The post Mapping Tree Inequality: Why Many People Don’t Benefit from Tree Cover appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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Creating a Zen garden through these easy tips and tricks

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Before we dive into the tips and tricks to creating a Zen garden, it is important to understand what it entails. Most people associate Zen with having peace of mind, a relaxing place to retreat to. However, it refers to a specific type of garden: a Japanese rock garden to be precise.

Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species–A Book Review

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Louisiana is a magical place to bird.

Birds on Utility Poles – The Electrocution Solution

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Picture this. You’re wandering through a park, minding your own business, and decide to take a short rest on a bench. You sit down. You want to get comfortable, so you lean against the armrest. Surprise! Thousands of volts of electricity snake through your body.

Urban Nature Persists in San Joaquin, Heredia, Costa Rica, May 4th, 2021

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In birding circles, Costa Rica is better known for protected areas, quetzal tours, and glittering displays of hummingbirds than the things that fly in urban spots. That makes sense. I mean, who comes to Costa Rica to bird on city streets? In remnant riparian zones?

Heat in the Tropics

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As the boreal migrants head north, breeding season for the residents and austral migrants is beginning to pick up. A friend of mine has been begging me to come over to document a nesting pair of Plumbeous Kites in her property but life has gotten in the way thus far.

Shanghai birds in April

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In April, many birds come to Shanghai, stay for a day or two and decide to move on. As all my cats are indoor animals, I do not feel particularly responsible or guilty for this. Still, it makes you wonder whether staying in Shanghai all year really is the best decision.

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The Warbler Brewery – Dissimulation India Pale Ale

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I realize this is the third time since March that we’ve highlighted a beer from Delmar, New York’s The Warbler Brewery. But can you blame me?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2021)

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May is a time for birding. We have the slow weeks and months for reading, writing, and dreaming about the birds we’d rather be seeing. Right now, though, we can watch and listen and enjoy.

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2021)

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May has arrived. What other three words sound as sweet to a birder? Spring migration seems to be arriving late at my northern latitude, but interesting birds are popping up seemingly by the hour.

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Changing Bird Names (Again)

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On April 16, 2021, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the American Ornithological Society (AOS), had a “ Community Congress on English Bird Names ” to discuss whether certain bird names should be changed and, if so, how quickly.

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Uncharacteristically Wet

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I know many of us seek birds as an escape from dreary, depressing news that seems to permeate almost everything of late. Endless notifications about 3% of intact forest remaining here, another species falling into the endangered species category – it all can get overwhelming sometimes.

“Earth’s Wild Music”: a book review

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A fine idea for a nature book is promised by the title and subtitle: Earth’s Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World. And what an attractive cover it has, filled with blackbirds against a blue and purple sky.

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Colorful birds (premium version)

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Birds can be wonderfully colorful. Here are some prime examples. Two Black-rumped Flamebacks with their distinct red crown and crest. A Blue-throated Barbet – the blue looks even better due to the contrast with the red on the top of the bird’s head.

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Keeping Cool in Tierra Caliente

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I have often sung the praises of the beautiful birds I can see by driving 3,000 feet / 62 km / one hour down to the little town of Paso Ancho, on the edge of what Mexicans call Tierra Caliente (the Hot Country).

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What Happened This Winter

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Here it is, the end of April, and things are slowing down in the south. As I mention each year at this time, the beginning of the birding year, up north, is the end of Mexico’s peak birding season.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2021)

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I have it on good authority that many of you have already ridden the roller coaster of this season’s migration madness and are now recovering from strained eyes, sore necks, and bloated lists.

Colorful birds (free version)

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Birds can be wonderfully colorful. Here are some prime examples. Two Black-rumped Flamebacks with their distinct red crown and crest. A Blue-throated Barbet – the blue looks even better due to the contrast with the red on the top of the bird’s head.

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The Warbler Brewery – Parula Pilsner

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I picked out this week’s Parula Pilsner from The Warbler Brewer of Delmar, New York solely because it’s the very end of April, right around the time I generally see my first Northern Parula ( Setophaga americana ) of the year.

Emeralds!

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Within my self-imposed one hour birding radius around Morelia, I have so far seen 21 different hummingbirds (15 residents and 6 migratories). That may seem like a lot to the northerners among our readers, but I suspect it would not impress those who live in the northern Andes. (21

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Juvenile Varied Sittellas

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The header photo above is of our local Varied Sittella. Varied Sittellas are endemic to Australia and widespread across the mainland. However, their plumage is quite different depending on your location. Our local bird is called the White-winged Varied Sittella and has distinct white wings in flight.

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Further up the Fitzroy River

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Following on from Grant’s birthday camping trip to the Fitzroy River at Langi Crossing it was my turn to choose a place to go for my birthday. Our birthdays are two weeks apart and I decided we should go and check out the Fitzroy River at another location.

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Collaborative list – April 2021

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The roadmap out of lockdown here in the UK has allowed us to meet up in small groups to indulge in outdoor activities, so birders have been gathering in loose flocks to greet the migrants as they head north.

Camping by the Fitzroy River

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If you look at this header photo and then the header photo of our first camping trip in 2020 you will notice it is somewhat similar. It is the exact same location, but there is a lot more water flowing down the Fitzroy River this year.

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How Cattle Egrets Took Over the World

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Picture a herd of cows. They wade lazily through green grass, tails flicking, jaws chewing. Around their feet struts a small, white egret with a ginger crest, while another rides atop a cow’s rump.

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This sweet pea is smart when choosing bacterial partner

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Researchers have shown that pea plants are not only capable helping up with solar energy and making a good alternative meat burger like Beyond Meat but they able to help us with sustainable agriculture too.

Cultivated Meat Likely to Make Up 40% of Future Meat Intake, say Americans polled

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. Consumers envision cultivated meat to be a significant part of the meat market; Study reveals compelling support among young Britons and Americans.