Tag: Birds

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2013

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We’re “shaking our tail feathers” reading today’s green news. Hey, it’s just that kind of Cool Green Morning!

  1. Do you own a plug-in vehicle yet? U.S. sales tripled in 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. More than 70 bird hotspots need to be restored as a result of Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. Dinosaurs might have shaken their tail feathers to court mates. (Wired)
  4. Chilling effect: Warmer winters could ruin fruit. (Grist)
  5. Australia is home to some wacky animals: kangaroos, wombats and now the western long-beaked echidna. (Mongabay)

Nature Photo of the Week: Gray Jay

Written by | December 14th, 2012

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Today we’re going behind the lens to hear what it takes to make a great photograph, even in frigid conditions. Flickr photographer ~1ladybug~ writes, “It was so cold today: -20C or -4F. I went to feed the birds but didn’t stay long as my fingers were freezing through my gloves. I was happy to get this […]

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Winter Birding – The Irruption Begins!

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Hey birders: This winter, many species normally found in the northern boreal forests–White-Winged Crossbills, Snow Buntings and others–are showing up in more southerly climes. Our birding expert gives some pointers on getting in on the action.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2012

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Imagine enjoying your Cool Green Morning without coffee. Scary but very possible…

  1. Fish “bodyguards” protect coral from seaweed attack. (LiveScience)
  2. Buzzkill. Climate change may put your cup of joe at risk. (National Geographic)
  3. When life gives you wood chips, make gasoline. (Green)
  4. Surfboards emit as much CO2 as cellphones and laptops. (TreeHugger)
  5. An ultralight aircraft guides a flock of whooping cranes on their migration route. (Huffington Post Green)

Review: An Eternity of Eagles

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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Eagles that ride with Mongolian horsemen, eagles that are worshipped, eagles that attack and eat people: The “world’s most fascinating bird” is even wilder than you think. A review of Stephen Bodio’s latest book, An Eternity of Eagles.

Nature Photo of the Week: Western Grebes Courting

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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Love is in the air! Flickr user Leslie Scopes Anderson did a wonderful job capturing this pair of Western grebes performing their mating dance at Clear Lake, CA. Thanks for submitting this photo 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 […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

Written by | September 19th, 2012

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Studies have shown that noise from traffic and construction can alter birds’ song–which could spell big trouble for urban-dwelling birds like the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.

Nature Photo of the Week: Painted Bunting

Written by | September 14th, 2012

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Flickr photographer shsober captures the vivid colors of this painted bunting perfectly. What incredible color! Thanks for submitting this photograph 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 by people like you — at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2012

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Sometimes it’s not just about what’s organic, but what is good for you and the environment.

  1. Here’s a list of foods that are generally clean, nutritious and affordable. (The Daily Green)
  2. Check out these WWII-era posters about not wasting food, from a time when we cared about not wasting food. (Treehugger)
  3. The Caribbean’s coral reefs are on life support. (Mongabay)
  4. Construction of a highway in San Antonio was stopped indefinitely by a teeny, tiny, very rare spider. (Houston Chronicle)
  5. An innovative program is making birds and farmers happy in New Jersey. (Green)

Nature Photo of the Week: Macaw Feathers

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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The cool colors, rich texture and amazing close-up detail of this macaw’s feathers make this our favorite photograph this week. Thanks to Flickr photographer M. Fitzsimmons for submitting this 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 by people like […]

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