Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America and of Northeastern North America: A Review of Two Field Guides

10,000 Birds

You can blame the nice people at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, who took it upon themselves to send me a review copy of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America by Seabrooke Leckie and David Beadle. There are over 11,000 species of moths in North America.

Sibley’s Raptors of North America Poster

10,000 Birds

Do you know your raptors but wish that you had an easy reference for all the raptors of North America? Never fear, David Allen Sibley has done it again with the release by Scott & Nix of Sibley’s Raptors of North America poster.*

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

The point is, the field guide I grabbed without hesitation was the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition by Jon L. No other field guide to North American birds does rarities so comprehensively and so well. (To

Review: Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America

10,000 Birds

Reviews Albatrosses and Storm-petrels of North America petrels seabirds tubenosesI’ve spent the odd hour sea-watching from both land and sea.

Find The Data North America Bird Migration

10,000 Birds

Another migration tracker that seems to hold great potential for those able to master it is the Find The Data North America Bird Migration page.

Climate Change And Birds: Europe vs. North America

10,000 Birds

I want to alert you to a recent study (from April) that looks at the plight of bird populations under conditions of climate change in Europe and North America. Data were collected from the North American Breeding Bird Survey and the Pan-European Common Birds Monitoring Scheme. The total overall impact on bird populations, related to climate change, is the same in North America (on the right) and Europe (on the left). Why are Europe and North America different?

Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia: An Identification Guide

10,000 Birds

Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder who slowly scopes through the hundreds of ducks in the local marsh or bay and eventually, after an hour or so, looks up, smiles, and says, “I have a Eurasian Teal.” Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide is a serious book for serious birders.

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.

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. It was the first new family of spiders to be added to North America since 1890. “It’s

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America: A Book Review by a Sound Challenged Birder

10,000 Birds

The Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America by Nathan Pieplow is innovative, fascinating, and challenging. Robbins used them in a more primitive form in 1966 in the Golden Field Guide Birds of North America.

The Green-winged Teal, North America’s Smallest Dabbling Duck

10,000 Birds

The Green-winged Teal ( Anas crecca carolinensis ) is North America’s smallest dabbling duck and taken by hunters second only to the Mallard.

What’s in a Name: Woodpeckers of North America

10,000 Birds

When it comes to individual North American species, the old reliable trick of naming them after physical traits is in full effect. From his name is derived the name of the order Piciformes , the family Picidae , and the genus Picoides (as well as the genii Picus and Piculus , which include no North American members). Well, I never did see a Black-backed Woodpecker on my trip, but they were on my mind… What could be more straightforward than the naming of woodpeckers?

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. The best part of North America ? North America airs Mondays at 9pm EST on The Discovery Channel.

Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America by Pete Dunne with Kevin T. Karlson

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The latest from his pen is Birds of Prey , a hybrid between an identification guide and an essay collection, a book of lore that provides a comprehensive overview of the raptors of North America. For most readers of this blog, Pete Dunne hardly needs an introduction.

Recreation Use Values Database for North America

Environmental Economics

From Randy Rosenberger on the RESECON listserv: I am announcing the public availability of the Recreation Use Values Database for North America.    “Welcome to the Recreation Use Values Database for North America.    The database and supporting information is available at: [link].    This is a work-in-progress that I hope to be able to add value to over time, in particular with your help. 

Yoga in India vs. North America.

Elephant Journal

Yoga freedom is a breath of fresh air when you have been teaching or practicing yoga in the West, and the only place you can find it is in Mother India. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Meditation Right Livelihood Yoga 8 limbs of yoga arranged marriage Bali India indian yogis mother india teaching yoga in india western vs. eastern yoga yoga philosophy yoga practitioners

A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World

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As the subtitle implies, this appreciation drives the bulk of A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World. A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World by Paul A. As a child of the eighties, I experienced a number of elegies for Whooping Cranes. Commentators seemed to take their extinction as inevitable, although in fact their numbers had begun a slow climb from their historical nadir and would break the 100-individual mark in 1986.

Feral Cats Are An Invasive Species in North America (and elsewhere)

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The ranger stood on the dirt road, facing south, and the rest of us, scattered about the parked safari truck, facing north and paying close attention to what she was saying. It was not a kitty cat, even though all of its relatives in the Americas were. But they don’t live in North America. I find it astonishing that people argue of whether feral cats are bad for birds in North America.

National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The second edition of the National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition has one of the longest book names in bird bookdom: National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition: Now Covering More Than 1,000 Species With the Most-Detailed Information Found in a Single Volume. The illustration above is the species account for Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in the National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd edition.

Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean: A Book Review by a Lover of Parliaments

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Here are some things I’ve learned from the Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean by Scott Weidensaul: The Burrowing Owl is the only North American owl species where the male is larger than the female, albeit, only slightly larger. ’ Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean covers 39 species found in, as the titles says, North America and the Caribbean islands.

Saying “No!” to GMO in North America

Green Blog

How to avoid GM foods: The problem (as most of us know already) is that in North America, GMO foods are not labeled as genetically modified, as they are in Europe and other parts of the world. Photo credit: {Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester}. What are genetically modified foods?

Adventures with Bowfin, North America’s Underdog(fish)

Nature Conservancy - Science

What we see today in the backwaters and wetlands of eastern North America is a modern representative of a very ancient line of “primitive” fishes or “living fossils,” organisms that appear to have changed little over time.

Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide – A Librarian Birder’s Review

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Howell continues his tradition of giving clarity to what most birders find intimidating with Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide , just published by Princeton University Press. If a tubenose was documented in North America, it is in this book.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Butterflies and Moths of North America

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)? BAMONA has set out to create a comprehensive database of butterfly and moth species in North America. If you live in Central America or the Southern U.S., Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia).

Saying ?No!? to GMO in North America

Green Blog

to GMO in North America Photo credit: {Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester} What are genetically modified foods? Red & Green Since 2007 September 11th, 2010 Saying “No!&# Biotechnology covers a broad range of technological “advancements” in food.

Indigenous Peoples of North America at Clime Conference in Cochabamba

Green (Living) Review

The convocation this morning included a multi-cultural blessing ceremony by Indigenous Peoples from across the Americas, and speeches by representatives of social movements from five continents on the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold action that protects both human rights and the environment.

Meet the Coywolf, North America’s Beautiful New Coyote-Wolf Hybrid

Eco Chic

They have successfully spread over much of eastern North America since then and have become one of the most successful predators in the United States, despite also being one of the least protected. Photo: ForestWander.com via Wikipedia.

Review: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

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Fortunately for you, though, when I got home I found a review copy of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America by Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess ready and waiting to be dissected for your delectation.

Saying ?No!? to GMO in North America

Green Blog

to GMO in North America Photo credit: {Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester} What are genetically modified foods? Red & Green Since 2007 September 11th, 2010 Saying “No!&# Biotechnology covers a broad range of technological “advancements” in food.

What Stores Sell Natural, Healthy Food (North America)

Eco-Vegan Girl

image from greggavedon.com A very common question I receive is, "where can I find natural food?", especially when it comes to unique recipe ingredients. My answer is typically to go to your local natural market or buy online.

Ecosocialist Conference shows potential for a united green left in North America

Green Blog

Business & Politics capitalism ecosocialism Ecosocialist Conference Jill Stein Keystone XL pipeline North America politics socialism “A resounding success!”

State of North America’s Birds Report Released to Commemorate Centennial of the First Migratory Bird Treaty

Nature Conservancy - Science

One hundred years ago, North Americans united for birds. protecting birds and other wildlife, connecting all of North America in its efforts to protect our shared species. How Hummingbirds Journey North.

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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Platte River Sandhill Cranes: Enjoying North America’s Greatest Bird Spectacle

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some cranes will nest as far north as Alaska and Siberia, so they need a lot of calories to make the trip. More than 500,000 sandhill cranes gather along Nebraska’s Platte River each spring. Photo: © Chris Helzer/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Beetle Infestations Threaten Billions Of Ash Trees Across North America

Eco Friendly Daily

Sometime in the 1990s the beetle made its way through shipments from Asia to North America and has subsequently spread across both Canada and the Untied States. Unfortunately the beetle is a harmful invasive species in North America and has caused severe destruction.

Woody Harrelson Backs North America’s First Non-Wood Paper Mill

Eccorazzi

The actor and environmental Read More The post Woody Harrelson Backs North America’s First Non-Wood Paper Mill appeared first on Ecorazzi. First mentioned back in 2010, Woody Harrelson is back talking all about wheat-based paper – and the tremendous advantages it offers over its traditional tree-sourced counterpart. Causes Environment News Top News woody harrelson

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.

JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations

Green Traveler Guides

California North America United States Utah app for US national parks JustAhead travel guide for US national parks | Green Travel News | A new GPS-powered travel app turns smartphones into hands-free audio tours of Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley and several more U.S.

San Francisco: Bay Area Green Tours leads the way

Green Traveler Guides

All California Guerneville North America Sonoma The Americas United States BAGT Bay Area Green Tours Constance Washburn green B&B Sonoma Jorge Saldana Marissa LaMagna organic farm tour Sonoma Sabor Mexicano Farm

Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture

Green Traveler Guides

All Imlay City Michigan North America The Americas United States best Michigan restaurant fine dining in the Thumb Mulefoot Gastropub organic restaurant Imlay City

5 great green hotels in Canada

Green Traveler Guides

Alberta British Columbia Canada Community North America Nova Scotia Ontario Quebec Quebec City The Americas Toronto Victoria Xtras Lake Louise green hotel Nova Scotia green hotel Quebec City green hotel Toronto green hotel Victoria green hotel

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Just back: the green Sands of the Las Vegas desert

Green Traveler Guides

| Las Vegas Strip—love or hate it, few question its supremacy as America’s Babylon, the pinnacle of excess, debauchery and vice. | Can Excessiveness and Eco-efficiency Coexist? |

Las Vegas green: B&B Ristorante

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All Las Vegas Nevada North America The Americas United States B&B Ristorante Las Vegas farmers markets Las Vegas green restaurant Las Vegas organic restaurant Mario Batali in Las Vegas Michael Straus