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Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, 5th edition

10,000 Birds

For several years I lived and birded in the south of Africa , and still have my battered second edition (1997) of the Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, the most trusted local field guide.

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Normalize Repair. All forms of repair

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) "Please, can we normalize clothing repair?!" visible mending piece on a pair khaki jeans.

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$8 million fine and 10 years jail for cutting a tree in Saudi Arabia?

Green Prophet

The kingdom announced the launch of ‘Let’s Make it Green’ – a plan to plant 10 million trees across the country by April, 2021. Cut one down and pay a heavy price. . Does the punishment fit the crime?

How Cowbirds Raise Their Young, Without Raising Their Young

Nature Conservancy - Science

The opportunities, and costs, of laying your eggs in another bird’s nest. The post How Cowbirds Raise Their Young, Without Raising Their Young appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Weird Nature Wildlife

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Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior, by John Kricher — a review

10,000 Birds

This year has been bountiful in books about bird behavior (reference and otherwise) from the likes of David Allen Sibley , Helen Macdonald, Jennifer Ackerman , Wenfei Tong, and others. The latest is the encyclopedic and delightful Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior , by John Kricher.

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Autumn season in the garden

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It’s time to pack away the flip-flops and bring out the boots, scarves and gloves. Temperatures will soon be dropping, meaning gardens and outdoor areas will need to be adapted to the new conditions.

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Spider study shows there is nothing to fear but fear itself

Green Prophet

We did a house swap once with a family from Switzerland. We got their villa paradise on the sea in Costa Rica , they got our villa in Jaffa, Israel. We wanted to use the family unit below for my parents, and the swap family jested: “it’s tarantula mating season.

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My Championship Hummingbird Season

10,000 Birds

Those of us who were raised in the four-season north (here in Michoacán one could define, at the most, three seasons) tend to think of avian migration in terms of seasonal temperatures.

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Working with wood; a Gypsy tradition

Green (Living) Review

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Avocado and Persimmon: November’s Seasonal Produce

Green Prophet

Originally from China, persimmon trees have been grown for thousands of years for their delicious fruit and beautiful wood. In the Middle East’s November, the landscape changes from dry, brown summer to soft green.

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There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pythons in the house?! When a birdfeeder attracts more than just birds. The post There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Herps Urban Conservation

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Predicting My Next Five Queens Birds

10,000 Birds

I am shocked to be writing this post already, and doubly shocked that I’ve seen six new species for Queens since I guessed what my next five Queens birds would be just eight months ago, back in March. It’s been a good year for birding in Queens!

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How to Put a Chinese Twist on Thanksgiving

Eco Friendly Daily

Thanksgiving can be a challenging holiday for Americans of Chinese descent or Chinese citizens temporarily living abroad. While they want to give thanks for their blessings and participate in American culture, many Chinese don’t necessarily enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Japan builds desalination plants for Bahrain and the Emirates

Green Prophet

Durrat artificial islands in Bahrain are fed desalinated water. There is no other way for the thirsty and growing Persian Gulf nations. Two dry Persian Gulf countries are amping up their desalination capacity : Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates.

2020 72

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2020)

10,000 Birds

November doesn’t fit any of the conventional narratives of birding seasons. This month doesn’t really resemble the migratory months or the more staid and settled spans of summer and winter. Nonetheless, November can really cook when the birding conditions are just right.

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Urban gulls adapt to when we lunch

Green Prophet

Fitting birds with GPS backpacks on their legs reveals what we’ve long suspected: urban gulls know when & where to forage for human food.

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The blueprint for Noah’s Coral Ark

Green Prophet

Located near the Great Barrier Reef in Port Douglas, Northern Queensland, Australia, the Living Corals Biobank is the world’s only dedicated coral conservation facility. If Noah would have had the challenge, this is what his living ark might look like to save the coral reefs.

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Misconceptions about Solar Power

Green Prophet

Residential use of solar energy systems is catching on fast as more homeowners seek better energy sources to reduce the cost of energy bills if not do away with it altogether. In addition to its environmentally friendly benefits, solar energy is becoming a hit and a must-have for most people.

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How can air filters control indoor pollution?

Green Prophet

One Particle at a Time: An Examination on How Air Filters Can Control Indoor Pollution. Good science is about using evidence, data, and hard facts to make assessments about our reality.

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Cards and Poker Nights for Environmental Charities?

Green Prophet

People, including celebrities like to gamble. Some hold charity nights and donate all profits to a good cause, like climate change. Charity events that involve a game of chance and a few decks of cards are a good way to raise money for the environment, especially around Christmas time.

2020 52

6 ways to reduce bunion pain naturally

Green Prophet

Barefoot shoes can help relieve pressure on toes squeezed into conventional shoes. They’ve helped me when I run. Like these ones from Vibram. Newer models look better. Bunions are painful, unattractive, and make choosing shoes a nightmare.

2020 52

Little Friarbirds nesting in Broome

10,000 Birds

Our daily walks to our two local parks with our neighbour’s dog are currently quite a dangerous affair. The Little Friarbirds are nesting and they are not happy as we approach the trees. With a dog you have to approach the trees for obvious reasons.

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5 Ways to Learn the Gender of Your Baby

Eco Friendly Daily

Perhaps the most exciting part of pregnancy is learning the gender of your bundle of joy. Many parents are eager to learn this information as quickly as possible in order to prepare a nursery or purchase gender-specific items such as clothing or toys.

2020 52

Idlewild Wines: Flora & Fauna Red Wine (2018)

10,000 Birds

By now, it’s quite clear that the American Thanksgiving holiday of 2020 – which falls next Thursday – will be quite unlike Thanksgiving in most years.

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