November, 2018

56 Places to Avoid the Mall on Black Friday (in TN)

10,000 Birds

Outdoor-busters for ‘Bird’ Friday. Even though you just heard from me last week, I’m jumping ahead with an idea on how to avoid ‘black’ Friday at the mall.

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One thing that Wholeheartedly Happy people have in Common.

Elephant Journal

Shame, the result of a troubled childhood and which plagued me into adulthood, became a focus of my therapy work and I spent time researching it. One afternoon, I discovered the work of Brené Brown, a research professor of shame, vulnerability, and gratitude.

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Don't Give up on Pigouvian Pricing!

Environmental Economics

Last week's midterm elections were a mixed bag for environmental policy.    Lots of initiatives went down in defeat, though some passed, and some pro-environmental candidates won. Most notably for us environmental economists, the state of Washington failed to pass a carbon tax initiative, which would have made them the only place in the US where there is such a tax. 

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Missing Aleppo Peppers

Green Prophet

The catastrophic war in Syria and the devastation of Aleppo has resulted in a shortage of – Aleppo peppers. Western chefs and gastronomists bewail the absence of the unique spice in their pantries.

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Forage Wild Nuts for Your Holiday Feast

Nature Conservancy - Science

A guide to the tastiest nuts in the forest this fall. From the Field Outdoor Rec

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Agri-Environment Research Group Awards Prize for Innovation to Conservation Scientist Sheila Reddy

Conservancy Talk

The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) presented Sheila Reddy, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with the 2018 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation.

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Parks and Public Lands Win at the Polls

10,000 Birds

Voters across the country support environmentally conscious ballot initiatives. Voters in several states had the opportunity to express their support (or condemnation) of various environmental (or anti-environmental) issues respectively in the recent election cycle.

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More Trending

Drug Results for Phenprocoumon Mustard

Conservation Hawaii

Now you will honour be able to understand why the doctors or uppon the websites recommended Flu and severe cold and cough nite time or acetaminophen.

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7 days Israel itinerary for the Hiking Family

Green Prophet

The most striking feature of Israel’s landscape is its variety. This tiny area has a dramatic desert in the South and the green Galilee mountains in the North. Two areas that are so different, but you can drive from one to the other in less than 3 hours.

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A Presidential Pardon for A Thanksgiving Raccoon

Nature Conservancy - Science

The true story of a U.S. president, Thanksgiving dinner and a raccoon. Wildlife

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How to Recycle Food Waste at Home?

Greentumble

Even people who have made a commitment to. recycling are often uncertain about what to do with their food waste. But food can be recycled just as efficiently as plastic or aluminum, and with a little research you can learn how to do it right in your own home. Composting is the primary method of food recycling, and if we practice it religiously we can return a significant portion of the nutrients we waste back to the Earth, where they can do so much good for plants, animals and people.

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Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

One field guide, seven countries. It actually makes a lot of sense, the geographic features of the isthmus between North America (including Mexico, because Mexico is part of North America) and South America cut across political lines, as do birds.

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Are you an Empath?—a 20 Question Self-Assessment.

Elephant Journal

In my book, The Empath’s Survival Guide, I discuss the power of empathy, and the difference between ordinary empathy and being an empath. Like many of my patients and myself, empaths are people who.

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Video: Sunscreen face lotion Soap

Conservation Hawaii

Every Spf 30 sunscreen tottle or fungotek tablet comprises 250 mg octinoxate hydrochloride which is truthfully the active constituent in serving this oral drug. octinoxate is never used to treat by a Lip protection stick.

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$50 million in funds for renewable energy in developing nations

Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are inviting applications for more than US$50 million in funding through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility.

Three Great New Nature Reference Guides

Nature Conservancy - Science

A review of three new useful and beautiful nature reference guides on owls, butterflies and rabbits. Wildlife Our Nature Reads

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In Costa Rica, Fall is our Spring

10,000 Birds

It’s warm as always in Costa Rica but I know there’s a change of seasons up north. I know because I see what the calendar says and I used to live it. The many leaves dropped and curled and being carried through quiet streets by creeping cold winds.

Operation Duck Drop

10,000 Birds

The following emails were intercepted by our crack team of investigative journalists. They are from the internal communication system of a shadowy organization of bird enthusiasts that we haven’t even managed to put a name to as of yet.

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Birding Sarajevo or the sentimental journey home

10,000 Birds

Gonna take a sentimental journey. Gonna set my heart at ease …. Gotta take that sentimental journey. Sentimental journey home. Sentimental Journey – Ella Fitzgerald (1947).

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Mrs. Moreau’s Warbler by Stephen Moss

10,000 Birds

Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names is a bit different than earlier efforts I’ve seen in this line. Those books – notably Lapwings, Loons, and Lousyjacks by Ray Reedman – tend to be divided taxonomically.

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A Brant With Bling

10,000 Birds

Yesterday morning I was out and about on the coast of Queens looking for migrating birds. At Jacob Riis Park I stopped to scan a large flock of Brant because you never know what might end up mixed in to a large flock of anything.

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Little Big Year -Week 38: Our first week in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Ah, Costa Rica, so long I have dreamed of visiting you and your amazing birds. Well, here I am, and so far I love this place. We will be here for three full weeks, so I should get to see most of the major habitat zones before we leave, if only the weather will help us out.

10,000 Birds goes eBirding

10,000 Birds

Since 2016, writers at 10,000 Birds have been contributing checklists to a joint eBird account called the “10,000 Birds Collaborative.” Every month, Redgannet summarizes the checklists, providing an updated life list, year list, and country list. For the United States, there is also a state list.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2018)

10,000 Birds

While I rarely lie to our readers, this moment calls for complete candor: I cannot stand the arrival of winter. Rochester is already cold and snowy, chronic conditions which will last for another six months or so.

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Juvenile Superb Lyrebird

10,000 Birds

Although we have observed Superb Lyrebirds on previous trips to New South Wales we had never encountered juvenile Superb Lyrebirds until this year. The male Superb Lyrebird has a magnificent tail and we had a great encounter with one during the walk from Otford to Helensburgh over four years ago.

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Leucistic Thrush revisit

10,000 Birds

A return to Sao Paulo just 4 weeks after my last visit gave me a chance to check up on the leucistic Rufous-bellied Thrush that I had seen in Ibirapuera Park. I had seen it during both visits to the park in the same locale each time.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2018)

10,000 Birds

Anyone who lives in a state or country that observes Daylight Savings Time received the gift of an extra hour this weekend.

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Common Redshank added to the year list

10,000 Birds

This week we decided that we really should try and add Common Redshank to our 2018 year list. We had last seen them easily in the UK last year at Killingholme Haven Pits and they are easily found in the UK compared to around Broome.

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“A Flanders Brown Thanksgiving” – Casa Agria Specialty Ales: Zarza Marrón

10,000 Birds

I find the American celebration of Thanksgiving an awkward holiday for birders.

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Little Big Year-Week 39: The southern coast in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Our second week here in Costa Rica has certainly seen a great increase in the amount of rain. After leaving the Cano Negro area, we arrive at our next stop, Bijagua. We have a room in a great location, very near to the Helconia Rainforest Sky-bridges.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2018)

10,000 Birds

November may not exhibit the gaudy charms of some of our more festive (not to mention warmer) months in the Northern Hemisphere, but these days possess their own charms. For example, we’re entering that season where you have to decide if you’d rather be birding or be warm.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of November 2018?

10,000 Birds

As I watch the season’s first snowfall (flurries, thankfully) accumulate on my lawn, I can’t help but feel a sense of loss. Most, if not all, of our southbound migrants have moved on.

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Sixpoint Brewery: Hootie

10,000 Birds

I’m ending a busy week at work with a one-day business trip from Albany to New York City today.

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Collaborative List – October 2018

10,000 Birds

In a month that contained the eBird Big Day , we can naturally expect that the beats have been racing about providing much fodder for the collaborative list. The two most prolific contributors, Pat and Tom, have been sharing their birding space in Costa Rica.

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Trinity Brewing Company: You Never Even Call Me By My Name

10,000 Birds

Hallowe’en was two days ago, but today is All Souls’ Day and the Day of the Dead, so let’s continue the Hallowtide celebration for one more day with a spooky beer.

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Powerful Owl in the Royal Botanical Gardens-Sydney

10,000 Birds

We had not observed a Powerful Owl since we were living in Portland, Victoria for a few months in 2009, so once the opportunity arose to go looking for one at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney we took it! According to eBird there had been at least one Powerful Owl present recently and although the exact details were not available it is always worth going to look. The Royal Botanical Gardens are a huge area to explore and easily accessed by public transport.

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Hey Friend

Elephant Journal

This is for you my Stephen Hawking lover, my Bollywood cheesy songs diva, my doggo lover, my writer, my academic, my feminist, my everything. My friend. My love. I was listening to the Cinematic Orchestra: Arrival of the birds. You’ve been like a bird.

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