Sat.Sep 23, 2017 - Fri.Sep 29, 2017

Shorebirds in Action: An introduction to waders and their behaviour, by Richard Chandler

10,000 Birds

Hi, my name is Dragan and I do not know my shorebirds. If I were to give a speech at the shorebirds conference, those would have been my opening words. Anything else would be a lie. Not that I haven’t had an opportunity to learn them.

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Forked branch boot jack

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A boot jack is a device that allows a person to pull off muddy or tight fitting boots without having to sit down and fight a wrestling match with them. There was a time when no farm yard, let alone stables, did not have at least one boot jack of sorts.

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Rare Butterflies Return Home

Nature Conservancy - Science

This summer 200 federally threatened Dakota skippers emerged as butterflies and were reintroduced to a Minnesota prairie. From the Field Wildlife Endangered Species Grasslands Insects Pollinators Restoration

Where I am today

Environmental Economics

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Notable Trees

10,000 Birds

Most birders of my acquaintance are also broader naturalists. They note butterflies, dragonflies, herps; they understand at least a bit about the ecosystems they frequent; they care about environmental issues, from conserving pockets of local green space to fighting climate change.

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A visit to Dog Lake

10,000 Birds

On the final leg of my “Old Home Week”, I travel out to Dog Lake, a pristine high mountain lake, surrounded by mature Ponderosa Pines.

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Only 46 Days

Eccorazzi

The difference between being “ethical” and being “unethical” is 46 days. I know this because while riding on the Northern Line in London, I saw this advert by Farmdrop that tells me so.

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A Tale of Climate Change and Two Cities

Nature Conservancy - Science

While it is almost impossible to attribute an individual event to climate change, the reality is that we live in a climate altered world. Climate Change Climate Development Human Well-Being Nature + People Nature-based Solutions

Puerto Rico is Facing a Major Humanitarian Crisis.

Elephant Journal

Birding Before Hurricane Irma

10,000 Birds

I was lucky. Living so far west in the Panhandle, projections of Hurricane Irma’s path never crossed near Pensacola.

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Keeping Your Home Comfortable – and Healthier – With Wool Insulation

Green Living Ideas

By Steve Hanley Sheep’s wool has been keeping people warm for thousands of years. It is by definition all natural, renewable, and recyclable.

Birding the Equilux.

10,000 Birds

It is essential that, once learned, any new word should be used immediately in a showy manner to make one look smart. Thus, I give you the Equilux. We all know about the Equinox, the astronomical term to note the time when the Sun crosses the Equator in its seasonal meanderings.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of September 2017)

10,000 Birds

Some of us had long weekends and made them count. Some of us had short weekends or none at all and still made them count. No matter how much time you can spare, you MUST respond to the spectacle of migration taking place right now.

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Greater Sand Plover with abnormal colouration returns from migration

10,000 Birds

Over the past few weeks we have observed a large increase in the number of migratory shorebirds around Broome and the first few weeks of September brought the arrival of the first of the Oriental Plover and Little Curlew.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2017?

10,000 Birds

As September eases gracefully into October, one season morphs day by day into the next. By now, you’ve seen all the signs of what weather is to come. Hopefully, you’ve also been seeing the birds that attend these changes. if not, keep looking!

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Night Shift Brewing: Whirlpool American Pale Ale

10,000 Birds

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I’m a Therapist, but I Won’t Fix You: 5 Questions that can help us Help Ourselves.

Elephant Journal

"What is wrong with you? You’ve been wasting my time and money!” Her voice gets louder, her face more contorted, her emotions more bitter, her words more scorching. Her therapist hands her the tissues. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood achieve goals change defence mechanisms Gestalt therapy help symptoms Therapist therapy

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8 Songs to Fall into this Autumn.

Elephant Journal

We allow ourselves to fall into the fall season. It's a special—nearly magical—time of year. It's an ending of sorts, yet also the doorway to new beginnings. To help guide us into this autumn season, here are eight seasonal songs to fall into.enjoy!

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The Microbiome Test that shows what’s Really Going On Inside your Gut. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

We can now order an at-home test to have our microbiome sequenced. In addition, Dr. Ghannoum’s test provides information on something that has been almost completely overlooked by other microbiome tests—the fungi in your gut. Featured Events Health & Wellness bacteria BIOHM fungi gut health microbiome partner

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Ladies, enjoy your Sexy Self. Just stop Calling it Yoga.

Elephant Journal

Do you ever see Catholic nuns posting images of themselves reciting Hail Mary’s on a Malibu beach wearing a thong? Has a Buddhist nun ever hashtagged her post #sexymeditating? No one ever seems to post selfies where they’re practicing brahmacharya. Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Yoga ego images instagram media Sexy social media yoga porn

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The Word we all Need to Ban from our Vocabulary.

Elephant Journal

I realised recently that this one little word is ruining my life. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Travel contentment Gretchen Rubin guilt happiness if if only marianne williamson what if

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“I Look Fine, but No One can see my Pain”: Living with an Invisible Illness.

Elephant Journal

The hardest part for me about its cloak of invisibility is when others don't seem to believe I feel as bad as I do. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness chronic illness chronic pain dealing with pain fatigue fibro flare fibromyalgia inflammation mindfully living with pain

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Trevor Noah (& Dr. Seuss) explain When & How Black People can Protest in America.

Elephant Journal

So the question remains: what is the "right way" to protest as a black person in America? Enlightened Society Equal Rights Funny WAYLON: Today Only american flag black lives matter colin kaepernick Jemele Hill National Anthem nfl peaceful protest police brutality Racism take a knee Trevor Noah

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These Simple Words inspired Eckhart Tolle’s Awakening.

Elephant Journal

These are the words I constantly repeat to myself, whether in meditation, moments where I am stressed or anxious, or simply any time in my daily life when I feel I could be more present. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today awakening eckhart tolle meditation mindfulness peace present moment quotes the power of now

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When a Woman tells you She’s Been Violated. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

When she cannot find her voice to safely speak. When the words stick like swords in her throat. When the sound of her own voice is too much to bear. Will your love to transmit across miles of silence. Arts Enlightened Society Equal Rights Health & Wellness Literary Journal assault believe her disbelief poem poetry rape violence

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It’s not a Crush on your Yoga Teacher, It’s This.

Elephant Journal

I mean for crying out loud, they’re teaching spiritual principles, giving of their time and selves for very little money, making these killer music tracks, and giving hands-on assists like some kind of therapeutic angel. What’s not to love, right? Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga crush on your yoga teacher energy feelings having a crush romance savasana yoga is love

2017 66

Dear Warrior, Breathe.

Elephant Journal

Sometimes, it feels like the walls are caving in—like you have nowhere to go, nothing you can do. You’re tired from trying to hold all the crumbling pieces of your life together. And you want to give up—throw the towel in. Arts Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today breathe change chaos fear fight gentle warrior happiness healing Health & Wellness hope life live authentically mindfulness pause self love walls warrior

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An Affirmation for Highly-Sensitive People.

Elephant Journal

For the days when we feel broken and skinless, and all the noise of the world goes straight to our nerve endings. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness affirmation empath feeling too much health highly sensitive people HSP

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Kneeling & the NFL: This is Not an Act of Defiance.

Elephant Journal

They are in no way intending to make a mockery of the flag (which was most likely made in China) or diminish the sacrifices of soldiers. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Blog Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only colin kaepernick how to argue kneeling nfl nfl controversy nfl kneeling trump nfl controversy trump nfl tweet

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Why Getting Attached Ruins Romantic Relationships.

Elephant Journal

The idea of non-attachment might be frightening, especially when it comes to relationships. We’ve somehow associated attachment to love. However, attachment has nothing to do with the experience of true love—they’re the opposite of each other. To truly experience love, practicing non-attachment is essential.

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3 Ways to Forgive & Let Go—of Ourselves, or those who Hurt Us.

Elephant Journal

We are so used to ruminating. We know this isn’t helpful, but we get stuck. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality forgive and let go forgiveness letting go meditation mindfulness practice relationships ruminating those who hurt us

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Shifting the Focus from Let it Go to Let it Be.

Elephant Journal

Part of me feels like I've spent all of my life fighting against loss and change. Enlightened Society Family Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood change Divorce feminism let it be let it go male dominated workplace Moving On

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Surviving the Mental Health System: The Difference between Drug-Induced Psychosis & other Mental Illnesses.

Elephant Journal

I had zero history of mental illness before 17. I was a well-adjusted kid with a bright future. I had a 1360 SAT score and thought I was headed to university in. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today bipolar depression drugs mental health Mental Illness pharmaceutical psychiatry Schizophrenia

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7 Sexperts Define the Link Between Sex & Creativity.

Elephant Journal

Many of us are unaware of the potency of our sexual energy, and how we can channel it to our craft, and create masterful work.

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