Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

Fairy rings, a circle of mushrooms in a forest, are where witches (or fairies, depending on your choice of lore) dance on Walpurgis Night. Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition by Karl B.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America & Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

He became the social media hit of the day: “A Peregrine Falcon in Forest Hills!” And why I am so happy to see new, updated editions of Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America being published. any East/Central North American splits?

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Cavity Nesting Birds of North America and Their Babies!

10,000 Birds

Bufflehead ( Bucephala albeola ) Female at Cavity Entrance photos by Larry Jordan “Some 85 species of North American birds excavate nesting holes, use cavities resulting from decay (natural cavities), or use holes created by other species in dead or deteriorating trees. Bufflehead Female with Ducklings In the past such dead trees were often eliminated from the forest during a timber harvest. Cavity-nesting Birds of North American Forests.

The Ten Creepiest Spiders of North America

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bradley, author of Common Spiders of North America , is one of many professional and novice arachnologists in the country studying the planet’s eight-legged critters and working to dispel popular myths. The feather-legged orb weaver is a member of the Uloboridae family, the one North American spider family without any venom at all. Depending on what criteria is used, either the black widow or the brown recluse is the most venomous spider in North America.

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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5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

Conservancy Talk

This month The Discovery Channel premieres a new 7-part series, North America , that gives viewers and inside look at the animals and plants of North America. Our organization works across borders to protect lands and waters in North America and beyond, for people and for nature. The best part of North America ? Fun Fact: The North American beaver is the continent’s largest rodent, weighing nearly 60 pounds.

Indigenous Peoples of North America at Clime Conference in Cochabamba

Green (Living) Review

Over 15,000 delegates from 126 countries heard President Morales speak at the soccer stadium in the village of Tiquipaya today, and are meeting in working group sessions this week to develop strategies and make policy proposals on issues such as forests, water, climate debt, and finance, which President Morales pledges to bring to the international negotiations of the COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico later this year.

Gains and Setbacks for Toxic Pollution in North America

Eco Friendly Daily

The good news in the world of pollution monitoring belongs to the industrial facilities in North America that release the highest amount of toxins into the environment. “It is equally clear that a large number of small and medium-size industrial facilities need to do a better job in reducing their waste and emissions if we are going to see even greater progress in North America.

New Hope for an Ancient Forest

Conservancy Talk

Sanjayan travels deep into some of the most spectacular forests on the planet, from uncharted areas of the Amazon to the jungles of Sumatra. Tonight’s episode demonstrates that in forests around the world, nature and people can thrive together. Great Bear is full of massive old growth forests spread across a vast landscape of mountains, fjords and waterways. And to get it right means taking into account all the ways people value this great forest.

Songs from the Forest

10,000 Birds

The song referred to is that of the Wood Thrush , one of the natural world’s most beautiful singers, and a familiar sound to anyone who has spent time in the forests of eastern North America in summer. In fact, on the forest floor where darkness is dappled with small circles of sunlight, being beautiful to the eyes might be a bit of a waste. In forest fragments the rate of nesting success drops dramatically as the likelihood of nest predation increases steeply.

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Why Congress Should Fix How the U.S. Pays to Fight Wildfires

Conservancy Talk

Forest Service. Fighting these fires is draining the budgets of the very agencies that need to focus their resources on sustaining healthy forests and providing all the benefits of the nation’s public lands. And more people now live near fire-prone forests, increasing the need to extinguish wildfires that previously did not put people and communities directly at risk. As these fire costs increase, they are using up more and more of the budgets of the U.S.

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Mendocino’s Brewery Gulch Inn: historic bones, green heart

Green Traveler Guides

Perched on rocky headlands high above a swelling kelp-forest ocean, it’s like nowhere else on the California coast. All Bed and breakfasts/Inns California Mendocino North America United States Wine country green wine Green Wine Country green wine tourism Guy Pacurar Husch Navarro Reuters Thanksgiving Coffee Yorkville| Green And Inn-viting | Mendocino sets a mood.

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: from sardines to gorgeous sustainability

Green Traveler Guides

But what’s that, those floating fur blobs in the forest of kelp? All California Monterey North America United States best green hotel Monterey Bay Chef James Waller Green Hotel Cannery Row Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa Schooners Coastal Kitchen sustainable seafood Monterey Bay waterfront green hotel in Monterey| Luxury At Bayside | This morning in Monterey is beyond glorious. Throwing open the windows to the briny tang of the bay, we hear the shreik of gulls.

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Celebrating Mexican Cuisine from Maya Forest to Chef’s Plate

Conservancy Talk

Nine kilometers through the forest. Following the bike trail was like riding through a living map of Mayan life—as we rode, the connection between the people, their land, their food and their forest transported me into a simpler world. This year, Merida is hosting the Kooben Gastronomic Festival , to celebrate this connection between healthy forests, thriving communities and world-renowned ingredients. As we biked, the milpa slowly gave way to the forest.

Black-backed Woodpeckers and Forest Fires in California and the West

10,000 Birds

” Note how well camouflaged this bird is atop a snag in its natural habitat of burned coniferous forest. Black-backed Woodpeckers thrive in forests where fires have burned and are are threatened by logging that destroys their post-fire habitat. Forest Service plan to allow 30,000 acres of logging in the burned area will cause significant harm to wildlife, water and the regrowing forest. Conservation black-backed woodpecker California forest habitat

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

Green (Living) Review

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. Most gardens only keeps medicinal herbs, whilst they have built a multi-story forest assembly. They have also looked outside the UK, and brought trees from other climate analogues, mainly in North America.

Too Many Deer: A Bigger Threat to Eastern Forests than Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

A beautiful animal that also happens to arguably be the greatest threat to forests in the eastern United States. The Wall Street Journal then ran a story in November 2012 entitled America Gone Wild , noting the impact of overabundant deer. In many areas of the country deer have changed the composition and structure of forests by preferentially feeding on select plant species. A natural fire return interval would be a great benefit to many eastern forests.

Fading Forests: The High Cost of Invasive Pests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Invasive forest pests threaten ancient hemlock groves in the East. Sarah Johnson, a conservation GIS analyst for The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania , tells a story familiar to anyone who deals with non-native forest pests. Staff at the Woodbourne Forest Preserve in northeastern Pennsylvania knew it was coming: emerald ash borer , an incredibly destructive and invasive beetle. In March, the emerald ash borer was found on Woodbourne by a forest crew. “I

Maintaining Healthy Forests Takes More than Planting Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

What can we do to slow climate change and restore America’s forests? Our remaining forests face great challenges like massive wildfires and invasive forest pests. Forest managers are researching strategies that can keep forests resilient under multiple stressors so that they can continue to provide habitat for wildlife, clean air, clean water, carbon storage, and, yes, timber far into the future. Wait, Why Can’t Forests Recover Without Intervention?

Bipartisan Environmental Leaders’ Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

Conservancy Talk

And the program evolved to help productive forests remain in private hands and protect historic battlefields. Congress should move quickly to repair its mistake and reauthorize the LWCF to ensure that critical funds continue to be invested in protecting our treasured wild places, in rebuilding once-beautiful city parks and in saving America’s historic landmarks.

Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Monarch butterflies have a special place in the North American imagination. hectares of forest – a record low. hectares of forest (Rendon-Salinas 2014). There are two large North American populations of monarch butterflies. It turns out that dense forests of oyamel fir trees provide the most stable temperature for monarchs to overwinter. That’s right: if they hit colder temperatures, they might fly north for the winter!

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

Green Traveler Guides

Green Globe certified for its ongoing efforts to protect the island’s coral reefs, forests, and other areas of dense vegetation and native species. Antigua Caribbean Certification Cozumel Dominican Republic Jamaica Mexico News North America Puerto Rico Resorts St. | Green Travel News |.

Cape May, NJ: green is here to stay

Green Traveler Guides

From its 70 miles of the legendary Appalachian Trail in the north to the 200-acre Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at its southernmost tip, this state is a treasure trove of natural beauty, wildlife habitat and cultural gems. In early summer 2011 our own personal eco-tour leads us into this wondrous and diverse geography of sandy beaches, dense maritime forests, estuaries, salt marshes, majestic cliffs and Colonial-era communities. | Green Garden State |. G reen New Jersey ?

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How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Conservancy Talk

And planting a forest would likely cost $1,700 to $3,200 per ton of nitrogen oxide, making it potentially comparable in cost to the mechanical alternative. Plus, Dow would have to replace the scrubber every two decades, whereas the forest would largely maintain and regenerate itself. Besides purifying the air, the forest would also provide co-benefits, such as creating wildlife habitat and absorbing heat-trapping carbon dioxide, the main contributor to climate change.

Harvesting Whitebark Pine Cones to Save a Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Saving the Forest for the Beers. Since the summer of 2009, I’ve been part of a crew of independent contractors working seasonally on whitebark pines for the US Forest Service. Aerial view of damage from the mountain pine beetle in a whitebark pine forest. The seedlings are planted by crews with hoedads (a flat-bladed tool with a handle like an axe), often the year following a wildfire, on National Forest lands. Photo © US Forest Service.

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 26

Conservancy Talk

Cooking in your dishwasher? Disappearing beaches? It’s all in today’s green news. No more federal funds means endangered desert tortoises at a nature center must be euthanized. Spokesman-Review ). Air-tight food containers or canning jars + food + dishwasher = eco-friendly, efficient dishwasher cuisine. ( NPR ). Scientists have found the source of mercury in Pacific Ocean fish — and they say levels will only get higher. ( US News and World Report ).

Stylish, affordable green at Glen Oaks Big Sur

Green Traveler Guides

Hundreds of hidden streams and secret waterfalls lurk in old-growth forests. All Big Sur California Monterey Motor lodges North America United States California Highway 1 Glen Oaks Big Sur green hotels green motor lodge Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Wahl| Greening with Adobe |.

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How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or Less

Conservancy Talk

Unfortunately, many of our iconic trees are threatened by non-native insects and diseases that have been accidentally brought to America. At greatest risk are the Northern hardwood forests that reach from the Atlantic to the Great Lakes and beyond – approximately 48 million acres in the United States plus the majority of Canada’s hardwood forests. Explain that it can carry invasive insects that will emerge and ruin their favorite forests.

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Q&A with Ian McAllister: Protecting the World’s Largest Remaining Temperate Rainforest

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek: The forest also has great economic and cultural value. Mark Tercek: What lessons can we learn from Great Bear to protect other large forest ecosystems? Ian McAllister: I can only guess that conservation work in other endangered forests represents a unique set of challenges—and opportunities. If you visit Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest —and you should—you’d be lucky to have Ian McAllister as your guide.

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 10

Conservancy Talk

Feds say that forest fires will double by 2050, thanks to climate change. Here’s what is buzzing in the green news world this morning. C’est intelligent! This French zoo is using panda poo to cut its energy bill. Treehugger ). Rebuilding shorelines will only increase risks from storms. Is it time to expand this bill you’ve never heard of? ( The New York Times ). Denver Post ). Concerned about farm animal welfare ? You better put that camera away… ( MNN ).

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Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Conservancy Talk

Make a City like a Forest. Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Impact capital is revolutionizing the nonprofit world—and conservation. Impact investing is a big topic of conversation this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I’m participating in various sessions here at Davos on this key opportunity.

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 20

Conservancy Talk

Landmark ruling in Indonesia gives millions of hectares of forests to Indigenous people. As the weather warms up, so too does the green news on climate change… If we carry on as usual, climate change will bring water shortages in major U.S. cities. Bloomberg ). By the 2020s, NYC could see heat-wave deaths rise by 20 percent (thanks again to climate change). ( The Guardian ). You know it’s bad when people wish for fire ants instead of the newly invasive ‘crazy ants.’

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The Green Buzz: Monday, June 10

Conservancy Talk

Hidden wildfires, ocean trash, and wolves are just some of the green news tidbits we’ve found for you this morning. The USFWS announced that wolves are losing their federal protection in almost all of the lower 48 states. ( LA Times ). This bums us out: Most of the trash that litters the ocean floor is recyclable. ( MNN ). For victims of Hurricane Sandy , the worst is not over. Huffington Post ). Clearly the problem of climate change and emissions has not been solved. Washington Post ).

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Emerald Edge: Old Growth Forest Injects New Life into Conservation

Conservancy Talk

A vital wilderness Take a look at the Conservancy’s Emerald Edge program, a hugely ambitious effort to conserve a 100-million-acre band of emerald forest and vibrant ocean. It breathes life along a quarter of the North American coastline: from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, up the coast of British Columbia into the southeast panhandle of Alaska. As soon as you step into the deep green old-growth forest on Meares Island in Clayoquot Sound, its vitality envelops you.

A Pop-Up….Forest? A Daring Project to Bring Nature to Times Square

Eco Chic

PopUP Forest: Times Square will give visitors an immersive natural area experience in the most un-natural place on the planet. Nearly 1/8 of the Big Apple is forests, marshes, and meadows, more than any other city in North America. We think PopUP Forest: Times Square is the answer! By showcasing the city’s green assets, PopUP Forest: Times Square will lead the way in helping all urbanites see cities differently. The post A Pop-Up… Forest?

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 17

Conservancy Talk

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As Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Ends, Let’s Get Back To Work—Together

Conservancy Talk

For decades, ranchers, state and federal agencies, rural communities and environmental organizations like TNC have worked together to collaboratively conserve America’s lands, waters and wildlife in ways that benefit everyone involved. Forest Service, state agencies and local communities to protect homes from severe fires, improve fish and wildlife habitat and provide jobs. Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune.

Birding Arizona–style

10,000 Birds

Coronado National Forest. They support such a diversity of habitats that the ecosystems are comparable to traveling from Mexico to Canada (National Forest Foundation). Extend your trip and explore the mountains, canyons, and valleys, searching for the many endemic species in one of the “single-most diverse mountain ranges in North America” ( US Forest Service ). Coronado National Forest Wilderness Map. Courtesy of the US Forest Service.

The Future of our Forests

Eco Friendly Daily

Over the years, there’s been all sorts of rhetoric about our disappearing forests. We’re losing some imaginably big number of “football fields” worth of forest per day. For some reason, football fields are a popular unit of measure of forest area among mainstream media. The world has about 4 billion hectares of forest. So the world has about 8 billion football fields worth of forest. million hectares of forest each year.

Contest Shows Natural Solutions Can Protect Against Extreme Weather

Conservancy Talk

Mike Sutfin with the City of Ottawa, winner of the Judges’ Choice Award, with meteorologist and judge Jim Cantore © Devan King Likewise, the city of Flagstaff, Arizona, is investing in forest restoration to reduce risks from wildfires and flooding. Sometimes, solutions to big challenges start small. That’s the idea behind Solution Search , a contest developed by environmental nonprofit Rare to uncover promising local solutions to pressing global challenges.

What Is Forest Resilience & What Does it Means for Conservation?

Conservancy Talk

Last year I was in the famed Golden Teak forests of Central Myanmar. For centuries timber from these forests not only framed the templed cities of Southeast Asia but also found its way into furniture in North America and yacht decks in the Mediterranean. Myanmar was known for the rigor of the forest management system perfected under British Colonial rule. Yet in recent years mismanagement of the forest had taken its toll.

Solutions for Cities – From Nature

Conservancy Talk

The United States Forest Service recently estimated that Austin’s 33.8 Climate Change Global Warming North America Opinion The Nature Conservancy Uncategorized United States Urban Austin cities city conference of mayors Editor's Choice Laura Huffman mayor mayors resolution steve adler Texas trees urban urban heat islandJune 20 was the official first day of summer – but as Texans, we’d be forgiven for not realizing it.

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Five Steps Toward a Brighter Water Future for California

Conservancy Talk

Flickr Creative Commons user Jim Bowen Invest in natural capital : Investing in watersheds and natural infrastructure—including restoring forests, meadows and wetlands—can optimize snowmelt, improve groundwater recharge and enhance flood protection while providing wildlife habitat. Last week, government scientists issued their strongest forecast yet for what some are calling a “Godzilla” El Niño.