Tag: ducks

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.

Nature’s Madness: Taking the Tournament Outdoors

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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March Madness is in full swing — in honor of college basketball’s biggest moment, we’ve pitted together nature’s fiercest creatures for our own online competition this March.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 9

Written by | April 9th, 2012

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Happy Monday! Start your week off with some green news.

  1. We’re going birding… 125 million years into the past. (Wired Science)
  2. Hair loss affects middle-aged men and now polar bears? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Conservation milestone: the world’s most endangered ducks hatch. (BBC)
  4. Brooks unveils super duper green running shoe. (TreeHugger)
  5. Since Easter eggs are still on the brain, here’s a guide to urban chickening. (Mother Nature Network)

Nature Photo of the Week: Landing Gear Down!

Written by | April 6th, 2012

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Perfect timing, cool action and great color make this our favorite picture this week. Flickr user Joe Povenz snagged this mallard an instant before it hit the water in Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta, Michigan. Great job! Thanks for sharing this image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Preening Northern Pintail

Written by | March 23rd, 2012

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Flickr user ~1ladybug~ caught this male Northern pintail during his daily bath at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Great shot! Thanks for sharing 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 you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired […]

State of the Birds: And Now For Some Good News!

Written by | March 24th, 2009

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Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]

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