Tag: Nature Brains

Leaves in a Blender

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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How many leaves can you fit in a bucket? Well…that depends. And it depends in part if you put those leaves through a blender. Join Conservancy scientist Craig Leisher as he attempts a somewhat wacky home experiment!

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.

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.

Bison Bellows & Bones: Student-Scientists on the Prairie

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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Follow bison herds; record bison as they fight, bellow and urinate on themselves; collect bison bones; repeat. It’s just another “day at the office” for these student researchers from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Science Short: Common Sense & Climate Change

Written by | October 3rd, 2012

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If climate change is just plain common sense, then why is ice growing in Antarctica? Spatial scientist Jon Fisher on the value of clear climate change communication.

Cool Green Scientist: Cave Man Cory Holliday

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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Meet the man behind the artificial bat cave, Cory Holliday. His life underground has been filled with adventures: from being stuck in cave passages to discovering new species. Now he prepares for a bigger challenge: stopping the spread of white-nose syndrome.

Building the “Cave of Dreams”

Written by | September 26th, 2012

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Sure, you can build an artificial bat cave, and they will come. But how do you make it perfect? Hint: It’s more than digging a hole in the ground.

Bad Days in Bat Caves

Written by | September 25th, 2012

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Conservationists feel helpless in the face of white-nose syndrome, a disease wiping out millions of bats. But research may have found a solution. Learn about the knowledge that led to the first-of-its-kind artificial bat cave.

Live from the Artificial Bat Cave

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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Bats are dying by the millions. Science has yet to find answers. Can a new experiment in Tennessee offer hope? Join our blogger on the front line of the battle to save cave bats in the United States.

Do More Trees = More Water?

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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Replanting forests to improve water supplies only works depending on the type of tree, according to a new study. Conservancy scientist Eddie Game explains the findings.

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