Sat.Apr 25, 2020 - Fri.May 01, 2020

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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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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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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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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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.

2020 206

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.

2020 183

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.

2020 183

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of May 2020?

10,000 Birds

Despite this ongoing period of historic uncertainty and sacrifice, we can find comfort in at least one certainty: May means birds and plenty of them. No matter where on this big, beautiful planet you live, you probably anticipate the passage of new species over the next thirty-one days.

2020 173

Social distancing on the beach

10,000 Birds

Last weekend we had completed our 14 days of self-isolation. It is a long time to not leave your property at all, but at least we do have a garden. We were very keen to get back on our bikes and to go and walk along a beach. We were in much more of a rush to get to the beach than the supermarket!

2020 171

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.

2020 105

Misadventures in Suburban Birding

Nature Conservancy - Science

By the time the police got there, the cedar waxwings were gone. Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Birds

2020 84

Beat COVID-19 boredom with a few free clicks!

Green Prophet

It’s now months into your hometown’s COVID-19 paralysis and you’ve exhausted ways to keep positive and productive.

2020 71

How tech can help you make spring cleaning easy

Green Prophet

Robots can help us with ecological building, like 3D squirting recycled materials into new walls. Are there other ways tech can help us out? Maybe for spring cleaning? Have you been spending the last few weeks on lockdown thinking ‘Wow! My house is messy!’?

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Administrative Procedure for Birders: Duck Stamp Rulemaking

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Although legislation passed by Congress is more visible, most regulations are issued by the vast federal bureaucracy. For those interested in avian conservation, some knowledge of the bureaucratic process is useful, as it is used to implement many important conservation laws.

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