March, 2019

No Plot? No Problem

Green (Living) Review

2019 196

Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

Green Traveler Guides

| Simple, Sophisticated Luxury | Bali is a paradise beyond my wildest dreams: lush, dense jungle; picturesque rice paddies; tropical beaches with world-class snorkeling among coral reefs, outdoor adventure activities, ancient temples, traditional arts, delicious dining options, endless varieties of yoga and meditation classes and retreats, and countless mystical shamans and energy healers. Truly, Bali […].

2019 165

Fear Of The Dark

10,000 Birds

I picked up E. in the morning in front of her hotel. To avoid the traffic lights and rush hour, I drove through some forgotten, derelict industrial zone at the outskirts of the city (which is my usual shortcut).

2019 223

Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Elephant Journal

The Top Mistakes of Home Sellers Selling your home is not as easy as it may first seem. For many families that are doing it for the first time, it can be overwhelming. Many inexperienced homeowners make mistakes when it comes to selling their homes because they have no experience to fall back on.

2019 114

Where Have All the House Sparrows Gone?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The house sparrow, one of the world’s most abundant birds, is in widespread decline. What’s going on? Birds & Birding Climate Change From the Field Birds Climate Urban Conservation Wildlife

2019 99

Spring…at last!

The Green Samaritan

Spring adds new life and beauty to all there is. Jessica Harrelson. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2019 100

CORONA TOOLS: AMERICA’S LEADING NAME IN GARDEN TOOLS LAUNCHES IN THE UK

Green (Living) Review

– Press Release – There will soon be exciting new options for gardeners, as Corona Tools, America’s leading tool innovator, launches its premium gardening tools in the UK.

2019 153

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The 20 best birds of Belgrade and where to find them

10,000 Birds

Some five years ago I was involved in a project of ecotourism evaluation of the river Danube in Serbia, which included the city of Belgrade, founded at the bank of this river.

2019 229

Top Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Elephant Journal

The Top Mistakes of Home Sellers Selling your home is not as easy as it may first seem. For many families that are doing it for the first time, it can be overwhelming. Many inexperienced homeowners make mistakes when it comes to selling their homes because they have no experience to fall back on.

2019 110

Meet the Bizarre American Bittern

Nature Conservancy - Science

The American Bittern may look nondescript, but it’s full of surprises. Learn more about one of the more unusual marsh denizens. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Weird Nature

2019 96

Israeli scientists win international research grant for their development of meat alternatives

Green Prophet

For a while now, Israeli startups and researchers have been among the forerunners in the development of lab-grown meat and meat alternatives.

2019 90

Recyclables vs. Secondary Raw Materials

Green (Living) Review

2019 153

Bird Litigation: Is the Golden-cheeked Warbler Still Endangered?

10,000 Birds

The striking Golden-cheeked Warbler nests only in the hills of central Texas near Austin but a substantial part of those breeding grounds have leveled in favor of development. One of the fastest growing cities in America, Austin is the capital of Texas and home of the University of Texas.

2019 229

Looking for Year Birds in the Central Valley of Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

It’s good to have birding goals. Challenges like a Big Year, county lists, or a Big Sit can push a birder to learn more, to improve the birding focus, and become more aware of what’s happening in the avian neighborhood.

Life without Alcohol is One Big, Beautiful Cheesecake.

Elephant Journal

Okay, let's stop saying cheesecake. Last year, I gave up alcohol. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) abstinence addiction alcohol drinking elephant magazine giving up alcohol Health and Wellness numbing emotions self-reliance sober sobriety triggers

2019 103

The Conservation Story of the Kenya Black Leopard

Nature Conservancy - Science

The first scientific confirmation of a black leopard in Kenya is a story of conservation, community and coexistence. From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Conservation Science Mammal Watching

Kenya 95

Israel’s medical cannabis grower Cannbit wins Raphael Mechoulam as Chairman, may cannabis exports begin!

Green Prophet

Israel is on the map for cannabis production. The country claims the world’s foremost researcher Raphael Mechoulam as its pioneer –– in the 60s he discovered and isolated THC and then CBD and other important medical cannabis molecules.

2019 91

ARS-300L Needle Nose Fruit Snip – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 300L is a Japanese manufactured fruit pruner which has become an instant industry favorite due to its lightweight design and extremely impressive cutting power.

2019 153

Migrants are on the Move in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Spring is happening! Each day, the sun stays out just a bit longer and up north, the snow is old, feeble and on its way to a wetter, more fluid existence. However, for those of us living the birding life, Spring is more than just the transition between the cold and the warm.

February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia

10,000 Birds

The week of President’s Day this year found me, my family, and some close friends spending a week in a beach house on Tybee Island, a low-lying, barrier island just east of Savannah.

Me, Myself, and US: 3 ways I lost myself by avoiding horror films

Elephant Journal

The last time I saw a horror film in a theater was in 1999 – ‘The Blair Witch Project’. The film was promoted as a documentary – footage discovered after three film students disappeared while investigating murders attributed to the legendary Blair Witch. They were never found.

2019 98

Dirt to Soil: A Farmer’s Tell-all Puts Soil First

Nature Conservancy - Science

North Dakota farmer Gabe Brown’s journey to regenerative agriculture. From the Field Ideas Agriculture Our Nature Reads Soil Science

2019 96

Butterflies “invade” Israel in a rare migratory swarm

Green Prophet

Unusual winter rains in Israel give fuel to plants which feed millions of new “painted lady” butterflies. They keep coming, thousands of them, in what appears to be a south-north migration flight.

2019 83

RED TRACTOR CEO RESPONDS TO US AMBASSADOR “MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE”

Green (Living) Review

Jim Moseley, CEO, Red Tractor Assurance, said: “Categorically, the UK’s food standards are now under threat from the commercial appetites of the United States food lobby. We urge the government not to sacrifice legislation which prevents these sort of products from being sold in the UK.”

2019 153

Burgon & Ball container weeder – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This container weeder, with a compact head and inwards-facing blade to protect plant stems from accidental damage, is ideal for scraping off moss, weeding and turning over the soil.

2019 153

Birding or Birdwatching? A Backyard Realization

10,000 Birds

Sliding the glass door to my Florida backyard, I shuffled my slipper-clad feet and closed the opening behind me. The sun had broken through an early morning haze, warming my backyard to over 70 degrees F – a bright spot in what had been a generally gloomy February.

2019 215

The Six-pound, Butt-Licking Solution for Taming our Monkey Minds.

Elephant Journal

I never understood why anyone would want a dog. I always thought: They’re just big pains in the ass, and they drool, and they all act the same, and they just stand there with their tongues hanging out like.

2019 97

Make A Home For Wildlife

Nature Conservancy - Science

You can make a difference for conservation in your own backyard. A new book tells you how. Ideas Our Nature Reads

2019 94

Filling in the mystery of the newly discovered ghost whale

Green Prophet

The map on where to find the world’s most newly discovered large whale species is rapidly beginning to be filled in.

2019 81

Is your garden buzzing?

Green (Living) Review

Hozelock’s bee friendly Plant A Pot campaign is set to take you by ‘swarm’! With more than 18,000 pledges to plant bee-friendly plants in 2018 Hozelock’s Plant A Pot campaign has been a huge success so far and wants to help keep gardens buzzing this year!

2019 153

South East Arizona’s Madera Canyon

10,000 Birds

A note of thanks to Corey and Mike, for their patience, while I took a break after a very busy 2018!! Now that Jeanne and I have finally settled on Tucson, Arizona at least for a while, I will pick up where I left off at the end of 2018.

Fun with Fish Crows

10,000 Birds

Over the last couple of weeks Fish Crows have flooded back into New York City, early harbingers of spring, and those that stuck around have become much more vocal, meaning that birders can now put them on their checklist instead of “crow sp.”

2019 169

WHAT I RECOVERED BY CYCLING THE PACIFIC COAST: ENDURING GIFTS AND WISDOM FROM THE ROAD

Elephant Journal

Not long after my grandmother then grandfather passed away, my boss made my job redundant. Dreams of accomplishing career heights receded. So too did my sense of direction and self-worth. Plunged into mourning, I felt untethered. For a girl can only tread water so long, I determined not to flounder.

2019 96

Can Cities Replace Wildlands for Pollinators?

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research shows that green space in cities could provide vital habitat for pollinators. Wildlife Conservation Science Insects & Pollinators Plants Urban Conservation

2019 88

10 Cool Birds from the Caribbean Lowlands of Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

In Costa Rica, we have two coasts, a pair of shorelines that touch two oceans. To the west and south, we have the Pacific, go east and north and a birder scans the Atlantic. However, in Costa Rica, we don’t usually refer to that body of water as the Atlantic, nor even as an ocean. Around here, it’s the Caribbean Sea and that’s also why we bird the Caribbean slope, we look for macaws, toucans, and Great Potoos in the Caribbean lowlands.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2019?

10,000 Birds

All things being equal, March offers much less birding excitement than most other months. I’ll go so far as to say that birding in March is boring. Do you disagree? Change my mind.

2019 163

My Trip To Costa Rica with Lifer Tours Part 1

10,000 Birds

I recently returned from a twelve day birding tour of Costa Rica with Lifer Tours guided by an incredible birder, David Rodriquez.