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A Gathering at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

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As I always do on the way home, following a short visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, I take in at least one of the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) found in the Sacramento Valley. I’m hoping this will give you an incentive to get out and experience a National Wildlife Refuge in your area during this fall migration. There are over 560 National Wildlife Refuges across the United States, at least one in every state.

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10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

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Petrified Forest National Park. You’ve heard of, or maybe even traveled to, our nation’s most popular national parks, from Acadia’s rock beaches to Rocky Mountain’s snow-capped peaks. But the United States is home to 59 national parks, many of which are off the beaten path.

What is the National Bird of Guatemala?

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The national bird of Guatemala is one of the most magnificent birds in the entire world – the Resplendent Quetzal. Guatemala chose wisely when they picked the bird that would be the avian symbol for the country, a bird that even appears on their coat of arms and national flag!

10 Overlooked Wildlife Experiences in Our National Parks

Nature Conservancy - Science

national parks, and certain images pop to mind: Bears. But the National Park Service protects a wide range of wildlife, large and small. The National Park Service turns 100 this August. Please list your favorite overlooked national park wildlife in the comments.

Fishing at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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Fishing is not one of the recreational activities allowed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge but apparently no one has passed that information on to the local bird population. Birds egrets Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Snowy Egret wading birds

From Paris: Finance Innovations Help Island Nations Adapt to Climate Change

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Ronald Jumeau, an ambassador from Seychelles who works on climate and island issues, as he addressed attendees at the United Nations’ climate change convention this morning in Paris. Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune.

Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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As a California native who has lately been spending much of my time overseas, I jumped at the offer to explore America’s crown jewels: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

National Animal Rights Day Needs Your Help


National Animal Rights Day is expanding across the U.S. National Animal Rights Day Read More The post National Animal Rights Day Needs Your Help appeared first on Ecorazzi. and into Canada, but it needs funders like you to help make the celebrations a smooth success.

What is the National Bird of Aruba?

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As a result, the Aruba Birdlife Conservation Foundation began a campaign to make the Burrowing Owl the country’s national bird , which was officially named in 2012. Many of us picture owls in the sky, silently soaring, or perched atop tree branches or light poles as they sleep or keep an eye out for prey. However, on my first trip to Aruba I scanned the ground for a very special type of small owl, known for its terrestrial antics.

National Park Service Announces 17 Fee-Free Days for 2012

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Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that 2012 will boast 17 days of free admission to any park in the National Park Service. “From Independence Hall to our newest national park, the Martin Luther King Jr.

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10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

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A greater yellowlegs at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System is one of shining stars of United States conservation history, and the refuges in this system offer some world-class nature experiences. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge , Texas.

How to Become a National Geographic Explorer

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I asked Davis to share his advice on what it takes to become a National Geographic Explorer and live a life of discovery and adventure. Related posts: National Geographic Posts Favorite Photos. Click here to view the embedded video.

Citizen Science Tuesday: National Moth Week

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What is National Moth Week? You should try National Moth Week (NMW) , coming up July 19-27, 2014. NMW encourages people all over the world (that’s right, national can stand for any nation) to participate in or create their own mothing events!

Blue-winged Teal at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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The Blue-winged Teal ( Anas discors ) is not that common in California except along the coast, so I was pretty excited to discover several pair and a few non-paired individuals of the species at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge on the day I had reserved photo blind #2.

10 National Monuments You’ve Never Heard Of

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The namesake cactus of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. National parks get all the love (well, at least most of them). And national wildlife refuges draw the birders and the field guide crowd. National monuments? Chiricahua National Monument , Arizona.

Our Audubon Chapter Campout at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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According to their website , Lassen Volcanic National Park provides habitat for approximately 216 species of birds in which 96 have been known to actually breed in the park. Of course there are more than just birds at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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A Water Ouzel Nest at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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I know for a certainty that I will be able to see one of my favorites, the American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus), whenever I visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. Birds American Dipper Lassen Volcanic National Park Water Ouzel

Progress in Alternative Power, From National to Global Views

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the clear renewable energy leader is California, which at the end of 2010 had 1022 MW of installed solar, or 48 percent of the national total.

Recent Events Involving Our Public Lands Are Alarming

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Our National Parks , National Forests , Wilderness Areas and National Wildlife Refuges have all been set aside as “public lands” in perpetuity for all people to enjoy. Take Refuge: Desert National Wildlife Refuge Under Attack.

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Prespa Lakes National Park, Greece: the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world

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The other day I was exploring a new area for the first time, birding the national park that I’ve watched only in BBC documentaries, the place famous for the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world – more than 1300 pairs! The Prespa Lakes National Park in Greece is well hidden among the mountains at the triple border with Albania in the west and the FYRO Macedonia in the north.

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Mountain Bluebirds at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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And secondly, I realized of all the posts I have written on birds of Lassen Volcanic National Park , I have never really given much detail on the park itself. Lassen Volcanic National Park was established a year later on August 9, 1916. As the fifteenth national park established by Congress, it is one of the oldest national parks in the United States. Birds Destinations Lassen Volcanic National Park Mountain Bluebirds national parks

National Recycle Week

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) June 16 to June 22, 2014 saw another National Recycle Week in the UK. Therefore, as recycling is not and must not be number one on the agenda I propose a National and even International Reuse Week.

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Feeding the nation

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The first and foremost job and task of a farmer is not to produce for the export market but it is that of feeding the nation. First feed the nation. feeding the nation and the job of the forester is. producing timber for the nation.

To my pet—on National Dog Day.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education WAYLON: Today Only Funny National Dog Day pets unconditional loveAnd we silly humans waste so much of our time, energy, our whole lives worrying about things that simply do not ma.

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Spurn National Nature Reserve

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During our visit to the UK last year we were able to make two visits to Spurn National Nature Reserve and this area is only 27km (16.8 Spurn National Nature Reserve was an easy area to get to and over four thousand people made the trip to see the rarity!

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. Trips fishing North Carolina Pisgah National Forest

Birding 8500ft above Thailand (Doi Inthanon National Park)

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Doi Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand is a birding paradise (IMHO). Trips digiscoping Doi Inthanon National Park features Thailand

Ferntree Gully-Dandenong Ranges National Park

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You then disembark and follow the trail approximately 800 metres to the Ferntree Gully section of the Dandenong Ranges National Park. Although it can be rather disconcerting to see so many people in a National Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon, we are pleased we visited and would happily return.

Cassin’s Finch at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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As I mentioned in my last post , Lassen Volcanic National Park is a great birding destination. This week I am reporting on the Cassin’s Finch ( Haemorhous cassinii ), another western species found nesting in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Birds Cassin's Finch finches Lassen Volcanic National Park Purple FinchYou can see some of my older Lassen Park posts featuring several other species from this beautiful park here.

What is the National Bird of Britain?

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By the time the cigar smoke cleared and the port had soaked through the tablecloth, the Robin had taken its place as Britain’s National Bird. A popular vote shall be held” announced David, “and whosoever wins the poll shall be acknowledged as Britain’s National Bird”. Then, as the cigar smoke clears and the brandy warmers gutter, a handful of mandarins will decide whether or not to accept the popular vote and adopt the Robin as Britain’s National Bird.

National Vegetarian Week 2016

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National Vegetarian Week 16-22 May 2016 National Vegetarian Week 2016 runs from 16-24 May – now in its 24th year this celebration of all things veggie is a great time to talk about food, traditions and those special dishes.

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One Tree Hill-Dandenong Ranges National Park

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Having established that there are regular trains from the city of Melbourne to the Dandenong Ranges National Park with a weekend all day train ticket capped at $6 per person it made sense to head that way once again. It is important to print off a map prior to heading to the Dandenong Ranges National Park if you don’t have a phone with maps on it.

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Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

What role could national parks play in this future? Today, Rwandans look forward as one nation with the ambitious goal, Vision 2020 , to reach middle income status by the year 2020. Rwanda’s national parks are a huge draw for international and domestic visitors and an economic driver.

11 Quotes & Videos to Celebrate National Dog Day & Man’s Best Friend!

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animals dogs National Dog Day puppies rescue animalsDogs bring something very special to life connection on a very deep level. They show us what it is to live in the moment and to be completely loving and. Animal Rights Love Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Kentucky is the Nation’s Worst State for Animal Welfare


According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, this Read More The post Kentucky is the Nation’s Worst State for Animal Welfare appeared first on Ecorazzi. For the seventh consecutive year, the state of Kentucky has been ranked as America’s lowest when it comes to animal protection laws.

What is the National Bird of Costa Rica?

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The national bird of Costa Rica is the Clay-colored Thrush , perhaps my favorite decision for a national bird of any country’s. The Yigüirro , as it is called in Costa Rica, was declared Costa Rica’s national bird on 3 January 1977.

What is the National Bird of Venezuela?

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I remember the very first time I saw the national bird of Venezuela. It was introduced to Puerto Rico and other island nations, and now flourishes. Birds national bird Troupial Venezuela

Proposal for the National Bird of Australia

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It turns out that Australia has no official national bird (but we do have an official gemstone), and this is exactly the type of issue that can unite the fractured nation. The UK recently decided in an unofficial way that it was going to have the European Robin as it’s national bird, and I’m not saying that’s why Scotland decided not to leave the Union but it was in the same decade so you can’t discount the possibility.