Tag: bird

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2014

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Astronaut gardeners in space and the flying V mystery explained in today’s green news.

  1. Learn five reasons why greenhouses would be helpful in space.  (National Geographic)
  2. It’s sure fun to say Polar Vortex, but sometimes cold just means winter.  (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Scientist discover the explanation for birds flying in V formations.  (BBC News)

Nature Photo of the Week: Sweet Snowy Plover

Written by | November 21st, 2013

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There are majestic birds, there are powerful birds — and then, there are just plain adorable birds (a scientifically-accurate description, of course). The snowy plover falls into the latter category, as evidenced in this week’s Nature Photo of the Week. Those feathers! That look! Flickr photographer Jeff Bleam snapped this cute guy at Santa Cruz, California […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Northern Harrier

Written by | November 8th, 2013

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This is one of those images that just leaves us speechless. What an incredible bird — what an incredible photograph!

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2011

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They say clothes make the man.

  1. Like all fashion trends, the spacesuit has seen many changes over the years. Here’s the evolution of this iconic outfit. (Wired Science)
  2. Ouch and awww: a red-tailed hawk with a nail in its head was finally successfully captured and is recovering well. (Washington Post)
  3. The 94,000-acre Saguaro National Park in Tuscon, AZ is a great place for a BioBlitz — but a dead zone for cell service. Verizon Wireless saves the day. (National Geographic)
  4. Looking for a career switch? Consider a green job like professional acorn picking! (TreeHugger)
  5. Stop losing sleep over plastics and zip-lock baggies. Here’s how to reduce plastics from your kitchen. (Grist)

Nature Photo of the Week: Eyelashes

Written by | October 21st, 2011

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What amazing detail! From this bird’s eyelashes and deep wrinkles to its weathered beak and bright orange color, this tight shot is absolutely intriguing. Flickr user MalaysiaGuy captured this image and shared it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thanks! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Green Mango Hummingbird

Written by | September 30th, 2011

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Vibrant colors and an amazing job freezing a hummingbird in action. Flickr user farmhousephoto captured this shot of in Dorado, Puerto Rico, and shared it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thanks! 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 […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Pelican Flight

Written by | June 25th, 2010

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Magical shot of a brown pelican in flight in Florida! Thanks to flickr user snoopydoobiedog for submitting this great photo to The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org.

The Curlews of August: Update on the ‘Tagged Seven’ of Montana

Written by | August 20th, 2009

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Here’s an update on the whereabouts of the Long-billed Curlews that were tagged in Montana this past May, the 7 birds seemed to have temporarily settled down. We’ll see if they stay there or continue to move as fall draws nearer. Of the 7 birds, 3 are now in the southern United States and 4 are […]

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