Back to the Forest ? but first, Flamingos!

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There aren’t many places on the planet where one can mention the words ‘forest’ and ‘flamingo’ together. Thankfully, this uncommonly seen tanager casually went about its business and I was afforded the luxury of being able to adjust my settings for the forest.

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The Cherokee National Forest just got bigger!

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Through multi-partnerships, cooperation, federal funding, and the private conservation efforts of one family, 616 acres were officially added to the Cherokee National Forest in September 2018. Featured image – Cherokee National Forest, southern section.).

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Recovery: Restoring the Floodplain Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Forests Restoration TNC ScienceRestoring elms and other native trees benefits wildlife in the Connecticut River Valley.

Forest bathing in Green Wine Country

Green Traveler Guides

All California Green Wine Country North America Sonoma United States forest bathing forest therapy green wine tourism Red Car Vineyards shinrin-yoku| No Soap, No Stress | We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed.

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Forest Surprise: A Wolf Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

What happens when the coyote you see on your morning hike isn't a coyote, but a lone Mexican grey wolf on a walkabout. Wildlife Endangered Species Wolves

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Seeing the Forest for Its Carbon Storage

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change From the Field Economics Ecosystem Services Forest Carbon Forests Natural Climate Solutions TNC ScienceIn Maine, carbon offsets markets provide a new revenue stream to keep forestlands as forestlands.

Deciding the Fate of Myanmar?s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. From the Field Acoustics Asia Pacific Biodiversity Forests Myanmar forests expedition Research Science Impact ProjectBut with recent political change comes great opportunity.

Illegal Logging & Energy Shortages Pressure Myanmar’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Facilitated by organized crime, illegal logging threatens to destroy Myanmar’s forests. From the Field Asia Pacific Energy Forest Carbon Forests Myanmar forests expeditionBut a national energy crisis and the ensuing fuelwood demand pose an equal threat.

Human Health At Risk As Tropical Forests Disappear

Nature Conservancy - Science

Widespread forest clearing in Indonesia could be putting people’s health at risk, as trees provide powerful cooling services. Climate Change From the Field Asia Pacific Climate Forest Carbon Forests Human Well-Being Research

Tissues And Our Forests

Green Living Tips

Do the tissues you use contribute to the destruction of old growth forests? What we blow our noses into can impact negatively on the environment. articles & guides family personal care

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In Pictures: A Journey Through Myanmar?s Great Teak Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

A week spent living and working in an active logging camp deep in some of Myanmar’s best remaining teak forests where people are working to save their most valuable natural resource, before it’s too late. From the Field Forests Myanmar forests expedition Photography Sustainability

Rufous Fantail and other forest surprises

10,000 Birds

On my second visit to the Rufous Fantail nest I was scanning the forest and noticed an odd shape in the trees. The post Rufous Fantail and other forest surprises appeared first on 10,000 Birds. It can be challenging birding in new environments, especially when it involves tall trees!

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Forests can bounce back after acid rain

Green Prophet

Even though 70s and 80s suffered through Acid Rain, new research shows that forest soils can bounce back. Acid rain was the fallout of industrial chemicals and pollution into forests and lakes. Wilde Distinguished Lectureship on Forest Soils. .

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Can Pine Squirrels Change the Evolution of a Forest?

Nature Conservancy - Science

forests look? Wildlife Birds Forests Mammals Natural History Nature Pop ResearchCould the loud but small pine squirrel have an outsized impact on how Western U.S.

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Despite increasing crop and timber demands to feed a growing human population, despite the impacts of climate change on forests, and despite deforestation emissions in the tropics that are on par with those from the global transportation sector, global forests are a net sink for atmospheric carbon. By Bronson Griscom, Director of Forest Carbon Science. I make the case here that forests are a big part of the solution. Forest Ecology and Management.

Forest restoration and thinning operations

Green (Living) Review

Forest restoration initiatives reduce wildfire risk and produces responsible timber by Michael Smith (Veshengro), RFS, RFA, EcoFor Forests that are overcrowded with small diameter trees are more susceptible to devastating wildfires, as smaller trees act as kindling to fuel the blaze and as veritable ladders that allow flames to reach the forest canopy. What is forest thinning? Nobody wants to clear-cut the forests, as that would be rather counterproductive.

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Creating Mini-forests Anywhere!

Green (Living) Review

Now he makes mini forests - everywhere. Whilst at the car company, Shubhendu met Akira Miyawaki who was brought in to grow a forest in the factory to make it carbon neutral. Using multi-layering, these forests grow 10 times faster, have 100% more biodiversity and are 30 times more dense than a typical forest. forests green living Shubhendu Sharma is an industrial engineer, who used to work for a well known car company.

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Forest Park Feeder Birds

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It feels like it has been forever since I did a simple post like this where all I did was go to my favorite local patch, Forest Park, take a few pictures of some of the common feeder birds, and share those pictures with the 10,000 Birds audience. Trips feeder birds Forest Park queens

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"A Carbon Offset Market for [Tropical Forests]"

Environmental Economics

Time to update the encyclopedia (don't follow that link unless you can stomach self-promotion): Tropical forests store huge amounts of carbon. Forests’ carbon reserves can be monetized and sold as offsets to greenhouse gas emitters who need them to comply with regulatory emissions limits, or who voluntarily want to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Help Queens Birders Save the Forest Park Feeders!

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Please, please, please head over and sign this petition to restore the feeders to Forest Park. Desi and I have spent many an hour enjoying the chickadees at the Forest Park feeders. When I moved to Queens I specifically chose a place to live close to Forest Park because of the birding opportunities there. … Birding bird feeders Forest Park QueensDear readers of 10,000 Birds, I have a small favor to ask of you.

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Counting Birds in the Cloud Forests of Coronado, Costa Rica

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Cloud forest is a special habitat and not just because the Resplendent Quetzal calls it home. Look down and a millipede wanders over the detritus of the forest floor. Yellow-thighed Finch , one of several common species in the forests of Coronado. .

The Oldest Food Forest in Britain

Green (Living) Review

Visit Graham and Nancy Bell, permaculture teachers and creators of the oldest permaculture food forest in Britain. Now one of Britain''s first forest gardens is a diverse temperate food forest that mostly takes care of itself. forest gardens green living permaculture Over 20 years ago, they began planting a wide range of fruit trees, vegetables, perennials and much more in a field behind their cottage.

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Invest in future foresters

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The British Royal Forestry Society has launched an appeal and a program for investment in future foresters to encourage young people into forestry, and help them gain skills. Today 55% of foresters in this country are over 40 and only 11% are under 25. Personally I hate to use the word “industry” for forestry and woodland management and working in forests and woodlands but we lack another term for it.

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Even Forest Superpowers Have Limits

Nature Conservancy - Science

The author (background) in the field investigating forest superpowers. By Peter Ellis, Forest Carbon Scientist. Can Forests Save Us? A new paper out in the Journal Nature this week adds a frightening twist to an enduring mystery around the role of forests and climate change. Forests’ biosequestration superpowers may be running out. Forests have superpowers? We’ve long appreciated the important role forests play in the global carbon cycle.

Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest

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Although most New World Barbets live in the tropical forests of South America (“the bird continent”), us birders in Costa Rica are fortunate to have two species to watch and listen to. It tends to forage in the canopy of wet, mossy forest where it feeds on fruits and inspects dead leaves as it forages for any number of small creatures. A common resident of cloud forest, this species is often seen in pairs as it forages in mixed flocks or feeds at a fruiting tree.

Saving the Forest for the Beers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Forests. Beer relies on healthy, functioning forests. Without those forests, it’s difficult to find clean water. The Nature Conservancy’s Chris Topik, director of the Restoring America’s Forests initiative , knows this connection well. He’s spent much of his career thinking about forest policy and working to ensure that forests are resilient and healthy. So are healthy forests, which support clean water. “We Forest Service lands.

Pine Warbler in Forest Park, Queens, New York

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A couple of Pine Warblers were being incredibly cooperative at Forest Park, the sun was shining, and I had my digiscoping rig with me. … Birds Forest Park Pine Warbler Queens wood-warblers Sometimes you get incredibly lucky and get a wood-warbler that feeds at your feet. Today was one of those days. Numerous times the birds came so close that I could not focus. I actually decoupled my scope from the tripod and lied down on the ground and got some shots that way.

Save Our Forests & Public Land!

Green (Living) Review

Hands Off Our Forests The new Infrastructure Bill will allow development on ANY public land or forest, allow anywhere to be fracked and will allow the extermination of barn owls, red kites, wild boar and goshawks. forests green living open spaces parks woodlands We must stop this bill becoming law!

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Solving (Part of) the Urban Forest Paradox

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change From the Field Ideas Forests Social Science Urban ConservationPower to the Trees: New research from TNC and NASA shows targeted urban reforestation efforts can provide meaningful public health benefits in terms of reduced mortality and morbidity.

The Nobel Prize in forest economics?

Environmental Economics

valuation of forest protection programs": Journal of Forest Economics 17 (2011):35-52. piece of research in applying contingent valuation of welfare effects of forest conservation in the special case of Eastern Hemlock in the. forest sites with different environmental benefits. Elsevier, and the Department of Forest Economics at the Swedish. Yours sincerely, Runar Brännlund, Ola Carlén, Peichen Gong Editors Journal of Forest Economics.

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How forests can help to feed the world

Green (Living) Review

A new report shows how forests around the world can help eliminate malnutrition while fighting climate change. Yet a new report from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations shows that forests can play an important role in eliminating hunger and creating more food security. This is important, because protecting forests has been identified as a key and cost-effective means of fighting climate change. forest gardens forest products forests green living

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Hermit Thrush in Forest Park

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Forest Park, Queens, New York, April 2008 On Thursday, a day that I didn’t have to be at work until noon, I, of course, got up early and took a stroll through Forest Park. Well, I didn’t really so much as take a stroll through Forest Park as I took a stroll to the water hole in Forest Park and sat and looked at the birds. Birds catharus Forest Park Hermit Thrush Queens thrushes

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Food forests manage themselves

Green (Living) Review

On a suburban Kansas lot at the corner of 55th and Mastin streets, an experiment is underway: A food forest is growing crops, creating economic value and, most notably, doing most of the work on its own. The 10,000-square-foot garden is not tended to daily, at least not by human beings.

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Lords of the Forest

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Although the only pine forests found in New Zealand are recent plantations of Northern Hemisphere Pinus species like the Monterey pine, the country does have native conifers. A kauri, centre, emerging from the canopy of the rest of the forest.

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Red-breasted Nuthatch at Forest Park

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At Forest Park on Good Friday I caught up to a Red-breasted Nuthatch and got to watch and digiscope it as it foraged through the understory. Well, first of all, the fact that the nuthatch had an understory to forage in is only because we in Queens are lucky to have avoided the scourge of White-tailed Deer that have so decimated the forests in other parts of the northeastern United States. We have shrubs, bushes, and small trees while other forests often nearly lack them altogether.

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A January Visit to the Forest Park Feeders

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Forest Park! … Trips feeder birds Forest Park Queens It’s January, it’s very cold, and I don’t have much time to bird. Where do I go? Though the diversity of species in the deep freeze of winter is low it is always a pleasure to visit the feeder array at the waterhole which attracts most of the species that are present in the park, even some that are pretty unexpected. Brown Creepers love visiting when some suet is smeared into the bark.

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The Lion Forest of India

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This park protects the largest remaining tract of dry deciduous forest in the west of India, offering visitors 37 species of reptiles, 38 species of mammals and, not to be forgotten – almost 300 bird species. An open Gypsy follows dirt tracks through dry deciduous forest dominated with teak. Gir comprises diverse habitats, from open scrubland to both dry deciduous and tropical thorn forest and evergreen corridors along the rivers.

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Foresters with horns

Green (Living) Review

The use of goats in woodland management by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Goats, as well as cattle, can be and have been and are being successfully used in woodland and forest management to keep bracken and brambles at bay and to also create a more open forest. woodlands forest management forestry pigs woodland management goats

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Feist Forest Sustainable Work Tables

Green Furniture Home Design

According the the team at Feist Forest, the tables and the colors they’ve chosen “reflect the wooden Ash stem and black buds seen in winter.”. Check out Feist Forest here. We came across this UK-based company while searching for sturdy work tables that also met our standards for being sustainably created pieces of eco-friendly furniture. We were thrilled by their designs, as well as the beautiful British Ash wood that they use to created them.

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Scarlet and Indigo at the Forest Park Waterhole

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Nothing makes me happier in the midst of spring migration than spending some quality time at the Forest Park waterhole watching a variety of brightly colored birds come in to bathe and drink. Birds Forest Park Preening QueensThis evening after work was particularly pleasing when a variety of wood-warblers were making regular visits, to say nothing of orioles, tanagers, and buntings.

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How to take a forest bath: Step 1, find a forest. Step 2, walk.

Environmental Economics

It is also recommended that, if possible, a forest bath is followed up with a hot spring bath.and the hot spring bath followed with a Mr. Bubbles bubble bath.  Apparently what we used to call a nature walk (or a stroll through the park, or a walk in the woods) is now a form of meditation : To give shinrin-yoku a try, choose a spot based on physical ability and convenience.

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Birding and Fly-fishing in Pisgah National Forest

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My fiancé and I now fish and bird together frequently, and over my graduate program’s spring break turned our sights to Pisgah National Forest in the mountains of western North Carolina. Pisgah National Forest stretches across 500,000 acres, and is popular with campers, bicyclists, hikers, anglers, and of course, birders. The Davidson River runs through the forest, and is so clear one can literally see the fish beneath the water’s surface.

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Two Hours at the Forest Park Waterhole

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Being a birder and living in Queens as I do I can’t help but be drawn to the waterhole at Forest Park during spring migration. The waterhole, an unassuming little vernal pool, is often the only water in the eastern half of Forest Park which means that any bird that wants a bath or a drink has to visit. During the peak of spring migration the Forest Park waterhole is one of the best places to see a whole pile of birds. Trips Forest Park migration Queens wood-warblers

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