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If there is one thing better than a nice cold beer after a long day of spring migration I don’t know what it is. A mojito while birding in the tropics is often refreshing and a nice glass of red wine after a Christmas Bird Count is a great way to unwind.

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Growing Self-Sufficiency – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Enjoy chicken, eggs, fruit, veg? A simple way to grow your own Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Growing Self-Sufficiency Realize your dream and enjoy producing your own fruit, vegetables, egg and meat.

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Graphic of the Day: Karma?

Environmental Economics

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Want to stay close to nature in Europe? Try mobi-camping!

Green Traveler Guides

| It’s Glamping Plus | You know about glamping—luxury camping with the comforts of home. But have you heard of mobi-camping? We didn’t think so. We just coined the phase…pass it on.

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A Dozen Quick and Easy Hummingbirds in Costa Rica

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When the birding slows down, someone usually lets out the excuse that our hobby wouldn’t be as fun if there was no challenge.

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Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Black Duck Porter

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Having grown up in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, I made the reasonable assumption that the Black Duck Porter made by Greenport Harbor Brewing Company was named for the American Black Duck , a locally common dabbler found throughout the East End’s many bays and saltmarshes.

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Dead-simple pocketknife is the best

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A dead-simple pocketknife is the best to carry, especially on a daily basis, and the Opinel fits that bill on all levels.

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Limbaugh's version of the Broken Window Fallacy

Environmental Economics

The Washington Post is reporting that Rush Limbaugh said that the media over-reports the intensity of hurricanes to create more panic which benefits both local retailers and the media: There is symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it’s related to money. It revolves around money.

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Speciesism And The Palm Oil Debate

Eccorazzi

There is no doubt that conventionally produced palm oil is an ecological disaster. The substance has long been a point of contention between vegans and non-vegans alike, in light of its effects on the rainforest and the non-humans who depend on that ecosystem.

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What’s in a Name: Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

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Henry Philemon Attwater was born in Brighton, England and spent his early adult years in Canada, but the state of Texas – which he first visited at 30 and made his permanent home at 35 – has embraced him.

Help Solve a Problem on Africa’s Deepest Lake

Nature Conservancy - Science

Your idea could help create a lasting solution that can be replicated across many sites—one that benefits both people and nature. Help us #DemarcatetheLake! Citizen Science Fish & Fisheries Fish Fisheries Human Well-Being National Parks Nature + People Protected Areas Technology Try This Water

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The Words by Alan Watts that Woke me Up Last Night.

Elephant Journal

“I’m a bit scared about the change,” I wrote to my friend last night. I was about to move to a new home again. I was about to leave an artist community behind that I had lived in and loved for four years.

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Mercy For Animals and Cage-Free Duplicity (Part I)

Eccorazzi

Guest Post by Linda McKenzie. Mercy For Animals (MFA) is a classic example of a welfarist organization that makes a habit of talking out of both sides of their mouths, and of saying one thing while doing another.

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Opportunistic Herons Catching Fish

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I spent a bunch of time this weekend visiting birding spots in far southeastern Queens, along the coast and adjacent to Nassau County. One of the places I’ve really enjoyed birding and digiscoping at is Bridge Creek, a newly-minted eBird hotspot.

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Recovery: Restoring Decency to Tarpon Tournaments

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can fishing tournaments treat the tarpon, a fish nobody eats, with the respect it deserves? Fish & Fisheries Fish Fisheries Nature + People Oceans

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How to Practice the Art of Detachment in 4 Steps.

Elephant Journal

Detachment is not about withdrawing. It simply means seeing things from a different perspective, while remaining fully involved. It’s about releasing our need for the object of attachment. We still give it our all, but without being entangled in fear and anxiety.

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The Road to Hell

Eccorazzi

I stand frozen, unable to move. I am frightened, actually terrified. There are more ahead of me in a/the queue. Many are screaming in fright. There are people much bigger than me and they keep taking away those who reach the front of the line.

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Arizona in Summer: It Ain’t All Hummers

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It’s a well-known fact that southeast Arizona in summer is awesome. At least for birders. My first birding trip ever was to Arizona.

Apostlebirds in the Northern Territory

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Apostlebirds- Struthidea cinerea have an isolated population in the Northern Territory which is quite separate from the population that runs down the east coast of Australia and can readily be seen in the town of Katherine and further afield.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of September 2017?

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September is as thrilling a month for birding as any and better than most. If you’re not fleeing for your life in the face of a natural disaster or picking up the pieces in the wake of one, you should definitely try to scan some birds this weekend!

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Good News for UK Birds (and Birders)

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Some of Great Britain’s most cherished seabirds just got an added layer of protection. Officials designated 12 miles along the coast of Northumberland as a Special Protection Area , according to Natural England, the U.K. government’s independent adviser on the natural environment.

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White-eyed Vireos in Florida’s Econfina River State Park

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It was a hot and sunny Labor Day along Florida’s Gulf Coast, and my husband Brian and I were heading home from a friends and family weekend on the Suwannee River, stopping at state parks along the road-trip home.

Returning home, reunions, smoke and birds!

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Thomas Wolfe wrote an interesting story back in 1940, called “You can never go home again” While I am no writer, and have not penned any stories about my home town, there certainly was some trepidation in my return last week for my 40th High School Class reunion.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2017)

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This is it, people… your last chance, at least in the United States, to wear white without committing a social faux pas. What’s that? Oh right, good birders don’t wear white.

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Collaborative List – August 2017

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9 beats, birded 9 countries this month; Belize , Guatamala , Costa Rica, UK, Iran, USA, Greece, Australia and Mexico. They submitted 144 checklists, noting 628 species adding 72 to the year’s running total bringing it to 1890.

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Resisting Change is the Easiest Way to Miss Out on Life.

Elephant Journal

There is a comfort in keeping things the same, predictable, even if things are dogsh*t. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. buddhism change how to accept change how to be happy impermanence philosophy resistance

How to Move from Head-Centered to Heart-Centered.

Elephant Journal

My mind eventually imploded from the pressure I had put on myself, and my heart has finally been given a chance to catch up. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Z ADMIN Love Featured Today head head to heart heart centered how to live from the heart love philosophy relationships

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Mercy For Animals and Cage-Free Duplicity (Part II)

Eccorazzi

Guest Post By Linda Mackenzie. Find Part I of this essay here.

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Stop Telling Single Women to Love Themselves First.

Elephant Journal

I’ve been to therapy, I got a dog, I’ve hired life coaches—and I am still single. And lonely. And beyond frustrated. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality dating double standard love yourself personal growth relationships self love single single women you are enough

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50 is Not the New 30.

Elephant Journal

No, 50 is not the new 30. It’s f*cking 50. Enlightened Society Love Non New-Agey Spirituality adulthood aging growing up love at 50 mid life crisis middle age

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Every Man has a Wounded Boy Living Inside of Him.

Elephant Journal

Our wounded boy is the untended, unacknowledged, and often calcified wounds that we men feel—wounds that originate from all we did wrong, all we couldn’t get right. Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) fear of failure inner boy inner child inner self practicing vulnerability vulnerability wounded boy

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A Conversation to Bridge the Divide between Men & Women.

Elephant Journal

When I studied sociology, I learned the term ethnocentric, which means "evaluating other people and cultures according to the standards of one's own culture." And in that sense, I was assuming this of female culture—"ours" is more right than "theirs.".

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Ayurveda & the Microbiome: How to Heal our Leaky Guts.

Elephant Journal

Western medicine is beginning to comprehend what Ayurveda has known for millennia—food is medicine. Diet is enormously important in Ayurveda, and probiotics are included in the form of yogurt and lassi. Enlightened Society Food Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only ayurveda diet heal your body leaky gut lose weight microbiome probiotics treatment Western medicine

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The Full Moon’s Effects on your Health: It’s no Coincidence, it’s Science.

Elephant Journal

Considering that the body is 80 percent water, scientist and astrologers have often thought that similar effects happen in the body, almost creating a “human tidal pull” that can affect brain function. Food Health & Wellness full moon full moon's effects on health liver parasites Science tidal pull

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