Sat.Sep 21, 2019 - Fri.Sep 27, 2019

Hummingbird Heaven

10,000 Birds

Central Mexico, where I live, has a monsoon climate. In other words, we tend to have heavy rains from late May or June through October, and little or no rains during the winter and spring. This means that most of our vegetation grows during the summer and flowers (and/or fruits) during the fall. Because of this pattern, during the months of September and October you will see Mexico’s many Salvia species blooming everywhere you look. And Salvias mean hummingbirds!

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Hellbenders Need You to Stop Messing With Their Bedrooms

Nature Conservancy - Science

That streamside rock cairn you posted on Instagram? It’s killing ancient salamanders. From the Field Wildlife Conservation Science Herps

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10 Olives You Love To Eat

Green Prophet

Your supermarket or farmer’s market usually offers a good variety of olives. Juicy green, black, brown or purple olives glistening in their own oil. Olives seasoned with chilies, lemons and herbs; olives pitted and left empty; olives stuffed with red pimentos; olives in brine or in wine marinade – enough olives to make your senses reel. Yet there are more kinds of olives in the world than you’ll ever know.

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Conventional vs Sustainable Agriculture: Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World?

Greentumble

Agriculture has experienced a great transformation over the last three centuries. Our capacity to produce food from land has significantly improved as we adopted more intensive methods of crop cultivation. At the beginning of the 18th century, an average wheat harvest in England equaled 19 bushels per acre, while a hundred years later it was 30 bushels per acre [1]. Agriculture has been flourishing.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2019)

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As I anticipated, this past weekend offered a dazzling range of temperatures guaranteed to remind a person of every season in turn. But did that impact or improve bird visibility? I wish I knew. Too much work and too many loved ones in the hospital cost me any opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous weekend outside. My only taste was eating a quick sandwich in a park, during which time I observed the behavior of an impeccably plumaged Hairy Woodpecker. Seriously, this bird was sleek and stylish!

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Create Wildlife Habitat Around Your House

Nature Conservancy - Science

Tips and resources turn your yard into wildlife habitat – without bothering the neighbors. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Plants Restoration

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Tips for millionaires to support the world like an eco hero

Green Prophet

According to the news many people in some parts of the world are getting richer, the 1%, and they own most of the world’s economy while the rest of the world, the other 99% divides it among ourselves. Whether you inherited your money in a trust, earned it by growing a startup and cashing out at 27, or just won the financially lottery, then hats off to you. One of the problems with having a lot of money is making choices.

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Little Curlew on Cable Beach

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Each year at the beginning of September we start to keep an eye out for the return of the Little Curlew- Numenius minutus from their northern migration. Little Curlew are often observed on Broome’s Sport Ovals prior to and after their migration. Having checked the various ovals I was back down on Cable Beach having one of our regular walks. There was a huge flock of shorebirds roosting on high tide on 16th September around midday.

Restoring Emiquon’s “Wetland of Dreams”

Nature Conservancy - Science

Restoring a large cornfield to a wetland isn’t a glimpse at the past, but a look to conservation’s future. From the Field Ideas Wildlife Restoration TNC Science

Time to donate winnings to climate change as the planet heats up

Green Prophet

Women from Barefoot College learn technical skills to help advance their lives. In countries like Israel, jackpot winners from the lottery cover their faces with paper bags. Their names are not published or televised as its known that having too many people know how much money you have is a problem waiting to happen. . Google the news and you will see how people are harassed all over the world when they win big.

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A very British desert.

10,000 Birds

The UK’s only official desert is dotted with shipping containers and paraphenalia discarded by the crab fishermen who call these stony wastes their home and their mistress. Black shacks crouch amongst the crabpots and occasionally a lurking figure might be seen. Dark and forbidding, Lady Helen stalked the shingle of Dungeness.

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Trillium Brewing Company: Stumpy Duck American Pale Ale

10,000 Birds

I’ll be the first to admit the selection of ducks so far at Booze and Birds has been rather paltry. Our very first post here featured an American Black Duck ( Anas rupripes ), but since then we’ve only seen a Northern Pintail ( Anas acuta ) in decoy form , a white domestic duck , and a pair of flushing North American dabblers appearing only as unidentifiable silhouettes.

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How to Score 9 in an IELTS exam and talk English like a green pro!

Green Prophet

So if you are like most people in the world who speak English – it’s your second language. But what if you need certification to work as a tour guide or study to get your master’s degree in ocean ecology or to get hired as an engineer at the best electric car company in the world? What if you need to ace that test?

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Travel Insurance Types: Choose the Best Cover for Your Journey

Green Prophet

Even if you take the most low key eco holiday, like at this off-grid hut in Sinai , you still need to be smart and think about insurance should something go wrong. Travels are exhilarating and scary in different conditions. If you want to avoid financial stress during a trip, you will need the best travel insurance. Spending some money on travel insurance can protect you from numerous unexpected events. Cost of a vacation may vary between hundreds and thousands of dollars.

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