April, 2020

Home-bound Bird Photography Tips

10,000 Birds

I’ve always birded from home for as long as I can remember. I remember seeing a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl sitting on our fencepost just after sunset when I was not even ten. I may not have known their correct species names (I thought Tropical Mockingbirds were roadrunners) but I knew they existed.

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Growing your own food wherever possible

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What the COVID-19 pandemic should have shown us that we cannot rely on the capitalist market system to guarantee us a steady supply of the groceries that we need and thus it is important that we, once again, groin for victory, so to speak.

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The Medicinal Plant Extinction Crisis Explained by Dr. Bomi Joseph

Green Prophet

Folium used for medieval blue. Also a medicinal plant. Outside of developed Western countries, many people’s health and survival depends on access wildcrafted plant medicines.

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Tiger Sharks Feast on Songbirds. Yes, Songbirds.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The bird at your feeder might end up in a shark’s stomach. Seriously. Birds & Birding Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Birds Conservation Science

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Earth Day 1970-2020

The Green Samaritan

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. And these sentiments remain the same now as they did in 1970, and I believe will in 2070. As we slow down during this time of quarantine and sheltering. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Reimagining Univers-city

The Green Changemakers

Link: [link] WHY REIMAGINING? The Fire of Evolution In a world of accelerating technological evolution individuals and collectives are increasingly under pressure to evolve and adapt.

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The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in India

10,000 Birds

Having more than 1300 bird species, including over 75 endemics, it is hard to resist the lure of India – something I know from personal experience.

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Cannabis tested in Israeli hospital to fight corona

Green Prophet

Raphael Mechoulam, discoverer of THC, CBD in medicinal cannabis. Cannabis can cure pain, but it also shows powerful effects against viruses. . Israel is a medical cannabis powerhouse.

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Wildflower Watching as a Source of Solace and Diversion

Nature Conservancy - Science

Trout lilies and other wildflowers are blooming. A backcountry expert and author reflects on the solace of the season. From the Field Outdoor Rec Plants

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Can I Prepare For NEET At Home?

Eco Friendly Daily

There is always an ongoing debate about whether one must opt for coaching classes for NEET exams or simply just prepare for the exams at home. This article aims at serving as an eye-opener for students regarding the various myths that revolve around the topic hence simplifying the task of students.

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Rethinking the Future - Nandanam Kindergarten

The Green Changemakers

[link] [link] Lalit & Shailaja PATH - P lanning and A rchitecture T owards H olistic development - is an architecture and planning studio in Auroville led by Lalit Kishor Bhati and Shailaja Sudhalkar Bhati that endeavours to create sustainable and harmonious designs in planning, architecture and interiors.

2020 52

Quarantine Twitch for the Best Backyard Bird

10,000 Birds

Just over a week ago I received an urgent phone call from a long-time friend and fellow birder. I was washing the dishes at the time, so my wife took the call.

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Is global travel history after COVID-19?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might spell the end of global travel as we have known it for quite some time now, jetting from one side of the world to the other.

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Cannabis for COVID-19 medical trial starts in Israel

Green Prophet

The Israeli cannabis company Syqe which creates cannabis dosing systems, is laying off employees from the corona crisis, while novel drug developers like Stero start clinical trials.

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Cool Facts About Common Backyard Wildlife

Nature Conservancy - Science

Learn more about the bizarre and fascinating lives of your wildlife neighbors. Wildlife Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Urban Conservation

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5 Ways Green Furniture Can Improve Your Sleep Patterns—and the Science Behind It

Eco Chic

Getting serious about living an eco-friendly lifestyle does more than just help save the planet. It can improve your quality of sleep too. If you’re curious, keep reading as we’ll talk about the different ways that gre en furniture contributes to you getting that quality shuteye.

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Permaculture and Community Resilience - Free online course

The Green Changemakers

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Hoping for Spring Migrants in Costa Rica, 2020

10,000 Birds

Spring migration! The annual parade of birds is happening and the feathered participants are dressed in their best breeding suits. Now is the special time that birders look forward to all year long.

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A Walk in the Desert

10,000 Birds

After being home for just over a month, I’ve been doing two things to keep my birding sanity. Firstly, I’ve been birding the heck out of our backyard, and encouraging people to do the same (both here and elsewhere ).

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Yard List Birding in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

In Costa Rica, official, enforced quarantine hasn’t happened yet. At the moment, thanks to the government getting serious about this darn thing earlier rather than later, the number of new cases per day in Costa Rica has been very much linear in nature.

The Falcon Thief: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

September 2017, Cerrado, Brazil. The proprietor of our ecolodge guides my small group of birders up a steep slope where we see, just at the point where a scope view deteriorates into pixels, a huge bird—a Chaco Eagle, also known as a Crowned Eagle—on a huge nest.

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Blue-throated Frenzy

10,000 Birds

With their exceptional metabolism, Hummingbirds are almost constantly on the move to find each season’s best feeding grounds. My area of central Mexico is rich in Hummingbird species, but I do not know any places that are year-round sure things for large numbers of Hummers.

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Collective Arts Brewing: All Together IPA

10,000 Birds

I don’t have a proper post ready for you today, meaning there’s no customary Birds and Booze story and review for now.

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Nanhui, Shanghai in early spring 2020

10,000 Birds

Winter is not the greatest time for birding in Shanghai, and this year, there was no escaping to Southeast Asia due to Covid-19. In fact, if I were to leave China right now, they would not let me back into the country.

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Finding birds in Deliblato Sands, part 3/3: along the eastern edge of the reserve

10,000 Birds

Stevanove Ravnice ( cover photo ) and the flooded mouth of the Karas River, Labudovo okno.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2020)

10,000 Birds

The checklist for a basic birding outing has become more complex during the COVID-19 crisis. Along with the usual optics and gear, you have to consider packing masks and antiseptic hand wash. Your choice for birding spot depends equally on the abundance of birds and scarcity of birders.

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The Joys of Parenthood at Nanhui, Shanghai

10,000 Birds

At Nanhui, all bird parents are working parents – with all the stress that this brings. This Long-tailed Shrike probably thinks that China`s one-child policy is a really good idea.

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More new places to be alone

10,000 Birds

As I mentioned last week, social distancing is widespread but still voluntary here in Mexico, so there are no limitations on being able to get out and enjoy nature. Still, with my being 61 years old and mildly asthmatic, I want to make sure I keep my distance from other people.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2020)

10,000 Birds

April weekends always promise but only sometimes deliver. However, a weekend where you can celebrate Easter, Passover, the beginning of migration, or just an excuse to stop sheltering in place for a few hours is bound to be a good time!

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One More for the Road

10,000 Birds

Where do you go to bird, when you know you might not be able to go anywhere else? I suspected that we, here in Michoacán, México, might be about to lose our permission to leave our homes altogether for the next stage of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of April 2020?

10,000 Birds

Birding in the era of COVID-19 can be confusing. You may wonder about crucial details like “How far do I need to stand from other birders?” ” or “Is that House Sparrow going to give me coronavirus?”

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2020)

10,000 Birds

April showers most assuredly bring May flowers in the more temperate portions of the Northern Hemisphere. Alas, these gentle rains may not always speed spring migrants on their way to breeding grounds far from the equator. Any luck this weekend? The ridiculous cold afflicting the northeastern U.S.

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Juniper, plagues, and waxwings – Arrowood Farm-Brewery: Waxwing Juniper Farmhouse Ale

10,000 Birds

Plagues of Biblical proportions can generally be counted on to provide plenty of zoological variety, from droves of frogs and lice to swarms of flies and locusts. Being generally more charming and attractive to us humans, birds aren’t generally included among these unwelcome hordes.

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Birding from home

10,000 Birds

It has been a difficult week so far. Lady Helen, already house-bound at Boris’s request, came a cropper at the treacherous water jump and turned her fetlock. In the great scheme of things it is not a big problem, but obviously I don’t dare to tell her that.

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Birdwatching Activity Change During the Corona Crisis

10,000 Birds

Has your birding routine changed since COVID-19 took over the world? Obviously, something must have changed considering everything else has!

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Owls around Delhi

10,000 Birds

Traveling to Delhi for work last spring, I was not very optimistic about birding there. Still, I contacted a local guide and shot for the moon: “Can you show me any owls”?

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Collective Arts: Stranger than Fiction

10,000 Birds

I can’t imagine what life must be like during the current viral pandemic for those unlucky souls who don’t bird.

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