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.

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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. … Birding bird feeders Forest Park Queens

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Creating Mini-forests Anywhere!

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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. forests green living

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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

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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

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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.

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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. We have shrubs, bushes, and small trees while other forests often nearly lack them altogether.

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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.

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Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest faces fracking threat

Green (Living) Review

Campaigners have called on the government to block any possible fracking and protect the forest.

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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. Birds catharus Forest Park Hermit Thrush Queens thrushes

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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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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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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. During the peak of spring migration the Forest Park waterhole is one of the best places to see a whole pile of birds.

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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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Wood-Warblers at the Forest Park Waterhole

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Queens, New York, Spring 2010 This blog post has one purpose and one purpose only; to showcase the amazing array of wood-warblers that made their way to the Forest Park waterhole during spring migration in 2010. Birds digiscoping Forest Park migration wood-warblers

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Beacon Food Forest offers foraging, free garden produce during harvest

Green (Living) Review

The Beacon Food Forest is a labor of love. The Beacon Food Forest is a community-driven project to grow an edible urban forest garden on public land. Beacon Food Forest foraging green living

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Who Owns the Forest?

Conservancy Talk

It is an interim step in a process that will ultimately see the community acquire full management rights for their local forest, a legal designation known in Indonesia as hutan desa. The Forest is Central to Identity. Communities depend on forests.

Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free

Green (Living) Review

Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system. Why Food Forests?

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Into the Forest with Yoga.

Elephant Journal

As I gazed around the forest, I felt my energy alive and well. I leaned into. Green Health & Wellness Yoga finding connection focus on the breath invite possibilities meditation mother earth nature union

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.

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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Forest Soundscapes Hold the Key for Biodiversity Monitoring

Nature Conservancy - Science

To the ear, both garden and forest are awash with noise. But hidden within this dawn chorus are clues to the forest’s health. Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests. Morning in Musiamunat village.

Sustainable forest management benefits people and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

That’s why we need fresh fiber harvested from responsibly managed forests, too. A fair amount of people in the green movement believe that cutting trees is bad for the environment and that woodlands and forests do not need management. forest management forestry sustainable forestry

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Edible Urban Forests

Green (Living) Review

It is called the edible forest garden and it is modeled on the forest ecosystem. But forest gardens? Not so much, but there’s a new trend in urban agriculture these days and it is, as said, called the edible forest garden.

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Can We End Hunger and Protect the Forest in Africa?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Expanding agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa often comes at the expense of forests. Ideas Agriculture Development Forests SNAPPCan this challenge be resolved?

Anne Stobart – medicinal forest gardens – a new quality in permaculture

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Medicinal Forest Garden Anne and Kay created and nurture the Holt Wood – a 2.5 acre piece of woodland, which they transformed from a commercial conifer timber planting to a diverse forest garden.

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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Ecotricity customers boost England’s national woods and forests

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Customers joining Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, can support new conservation projects in England’s national woods and forests. Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, said: “Trees and forests are really important.

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Dusty, Dry Forest Birding in Costa Rica

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I wonder how the birds cope with it but suppose that the dry forest species are more adapted to this fact of dry season life than the birds of the rain on the other side of the country. Yes, there are birds in those dry, dusty places, and you will see lots of them during the morning hours, especially in the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula where more forest equals more birds.

Food Forests Could Bring Free Healthy Organic Food To Everyone For The Same Cost As Roadside Grass

Green (Living) Review

Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system. Why Food Forests?

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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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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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Woods and forests are my most favorite natural environment

Green (Living) Review

woodlands wood woods forests forestry forest natural environment by Michael Smith (Veshengro) One of the many reasons that woodland is my favorite natural environment is because it is ever-changing and there is always something new to see, experience and enjoy.

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Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Vast stands of selectively logged forest still remain, but many parts of Indonesia are transitioning from forestry to more intensive land uses, like oil palm and acacia plantations. Indonesia’s forests are more than 140 million years old — the oldest tropical forests on earth.

Checking out the Forest Park Feeders

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As I have done all too infrequently of late I spent almost an hour yesterday at Forest Park’s waterhole where intrepid Queens birders feed the birds all winter long. Black-capped Chickadee in the hand We’ll be back at Forest Park as soon as we are able!

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Mississippi Kites at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center

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What was surprising, however, was the location – outside the visitor center of Sterling Forest State Park, a location that attracts birders this time of year in great numbers because it is the last downstate breeding stronghold for Golden-winged Warblers.

Birding the Gilpin Trace, Main Ridge Forest Reserve, Tobago

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When was the last time you birded in the oldest forest preserve in the western hemisphere? If you have never been to the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve on the island paradise that is Tobago, the answer is never. But I think that UNESCO explains things better than I can : The Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve is on record as the oldest legally protected forest reserve geared specifically towards a conservation purpose.

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Forest and wood are protectors of the climate

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Thus our woods and forests perform a critical and crucial contribution to the protection of the climate. The proper utilization and development of our woods and forests together with a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions form an important measure in the fight against the greenhouse effect.

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Keeping winter tidy with Forest

Green (Living) Review

One company that offers a host of winning storage ideas is Forest, the UK’s favourite manufacturer of garden timber products. From log stores to garden chests and small sheds, Forest’s garden storage range has it all. Created to keep your garden tidy throughout the winter and all year round, all of Forest’s products will add an eye catching and practical element to your garden. Forest’s Garden Chest features a removable front panel for easy access. Source: Forest.

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Pulling Birds at Panti Forest in Malaysia

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Some of the best birding in the area is just 90 minutes or so north in peninsular Malaysia, home of the infamous Panti Forest. Panti Forest is considered perhaps the most reliable place in the world to see the Malaysian Rail-babbler , an enigmatic skulker found throughout parts of Sundaland.