Category: Birds

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2013

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You might need the entire long weekend to catch those newly evolved cockroaches.

  1. A camera trap got footage of one of the rarest, most highly threatened big cats in the world. (TreeHugger)
  2. Yesterday they had the 10 worst, today it’s the 10 best cities to live through climate change. (Grist)
  3. NOAA is predicting an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season. (NPR)
  4. A conservation agency approved the slaughter of tens of thousands of endangered birds. (Guardian)
  5. Cockroaches are evolving to evade our traps. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 22

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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Dolphins, bears and “Moonbird” – oh my!

  1. The famed red knot who has flown more than 400,000 miles has been spotted! (Mongabay)
  2. Want to know if what you’re buying supports policies that you don’t? There’s an app for that. (Grist)
  3. Good news for our cetacean friends: India has banned captive dolphin shows. (TreeHugger)
  4. We’re remembering the man who discovered the ozone hole. (MNN)
  5. Bear tranquilized in tree? Colorado firefighters to the rescue. (Huffington Post)

Nature Photo of the Week: Three of a Kind

Written by | May 10th, 2013

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What a great capture! Flickr photographer carolynpepper caught these three Mergansers at just the right moment, perfectly in sync on Lake Vermillion in Minnesota. Thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group!

How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Written by | May 7th, 2013

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It’s that time of year when winged travelers everywhere are making their spring migrations. So bird nerds want to know: What can we do to make our own backyards accommodating for these frequent flyers?

Nature Photo of the Week: Mirror, Mirror

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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There are a lot of beautiful sights in nature — colorful flowers, lush forests, glowing sunsets — but as this duck has learned, sometimes the most beautiful things are right in from of your face! We adore this photograph by Flickr photographer Rich Seeley of this curious Mandarin.

Watch: Eastern Screech Owl Cam

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Our favorite screech owls, Hoot n’ Annie, have returned to their favorite owl box to lay eggs. We’ve set up a live camera to watch as the chicks hatch and grow up!

Nature Photo of the Week: Sandhill Crane Buddies

Written by | April 2nd, 2013

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With a red forehead, loooong neck and prehistoric-looking features, the sandhill crane is one cool-looking bird. Flickr photographer Desert Horse shared this image of sandhill crane buddies through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes it easy to see how humans can easily cause a species’ extinction.

  1. A wildlife trafficker is caught with more than 10% of an entire species. (Treehugger)
  2. Arctic sea ice is receding, and that doesn’t bode well for polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. An Indiana dairy farm has found an innovative use for all of that cow manure. (The New York Times)
  4. Looks like bee colonies aren’t the only victims of popular pesticides. (MNN)
  5. A two-headed shark was found off the Florida Keys. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2013

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BABY ANIMALS!

  1. Welcome to the world, new little baby endangered Rothschild giraffe! (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  2. This chicken’s dad is a duck. (As far as we know, the giraffe’s father is a giraffe.) (Treehugger)
  3. Timely: Is it cruel to kill insects? (Grist)
  4. Here’s what the president can–and should– do to combat climate change. (Scientific American)
  5. Alligators hate treadmills. Alligators: they’re just like us! (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, we learn of another example of humans influencing evolution. Interesting/scary stuff.

  1. To avoid being roadkill, bird evolve to have shorter wings. (New Scientist)
  2. The United States could see a Hurricane Katrina every other year. (USA Today)
  3. Points for creativity: photographer uses a floating swan disguise to get closer to birds. (TreeHugger)
  4. Where have all the monarch butterflies gone? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Even in a darkened room, a rooster knows when to crow. (National Geographic)
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