Tag: Birds

Consequential Nature: The Power of Nature That Doesn’t Seem to Matter, But Does

Written by | May 6th, 2014

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A childhood encounter with a Tufted Titmouse may not seem like much. But could it launch a lifetime of wonder and reflection? Could such an “inconsequential moment” create a conservationist?

Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Written by | March 25th, 2014

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Spring migration is in the air. What can you do to make your own backyard accommodating for these frequent flyers? The Conservancy’s Dave Mehlman offers some easy tips to make your own backyard attractive to spring migrants.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2013

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Will #GivingTuesday be the hero in tomorrow’s green news?

  1. Today charities aim to make Giving Tuesday bigger and better than all those shopping holidays. (LA Times)
  2. Could China be poised for a green revolution? EPA chief thinks so. (Huff Post Green)
  3. This predator lures prey by mimicking a flower — you have to see the photo. (MNN)
  4. New album brings together musicians from all the countries along a bird’s migration path. (TreeHugger)
  5. Research reveals how the Burmese python got its big gulp. (Christian Science Monitor)

Nature Photo of the Week: Plump Bohemian Waxwing

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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Attention bird lovers! Have you spotted a Bohemian Waxwing before? We are loving the photo of this plump guy by Flickr photographer jscott7357. What incredible detail — thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Colorful Finch

Written by | August 22nd, 2013

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You may want to grab your sunglasses to view our Nature Photo of the Week — the bright coloring of this Gouldian Finch is almost blinding! What incredibly vibrant colors.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2013

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Today’s green news is all about animals!

  1. The number of dolphin deaths on the east coast continues to alarm researchers. (LA Times)
  2. This jumping caterpillar uses the sun — while shrouded in a leaf — to figure out where to go! (MNN)
  3. Illegal palm oil development in Thailand causes monkeys to stop having babies, using tools. (BBC News)
  4. Looks like birds might pay attention to speed limits more than some humans do! (National Geographic)
  5. What does the Fukushima leak mean for the America? (Discovery News)

Operation Osprey Banding

Written by | August 12th, 2013

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Don your hip waders and join our New Jersey staff as they navigate thick marsh and even thicker swarms of flies into raptor territory for an incredible osprey banding experience.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2013

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Today’s Green Buzz makes us want to reach out and hug an animal.

  1. To save the Iberian Lynx, we must address climate change. (National Geographic)
  2. Hey, Flipper! Dolphins call each other by name. (Smithsonian)
  3. So is the Earth’s north or south polar ice melting faster? Anyone? (The Guardian)
  4. Spotted: Rufous-necked wood-rail in NM. Pandemonium ensues! (Huffington Post Green)
  5. What SeaWorld thinks of the new “Blackfish” documentary. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 3

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Before you head outdoors for the 4th of July, cool off with some green news.

  1. 2001-2010 will be known as the decade of climate extremes. (BBC)
  2. Watch: an incredible high-speed video of birds in flight. (Phys Org)
  3. Cool down with five natural air-conditioning designs inspired by nature. (National Geographic)
  4. How hip hop’s roots are traced back to urban parks. (Grist)
  5. A 200-year-old, 39-pound rockfish caught in Alaska. (Huffington Post)

Nature Photo of the Week: Growing Beards Is a Hoot

Written by | June 27th, 2013

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Is it just us or is this eagle owl is growing a goatee? Flickr photographer Flywayphotos captured this crisp shot of a fuzzy eagle owl and we’ve selected it as the Nature Photo of the Week, bearded-face and all.

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