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  • Audubon Christmas Bird Count is in its 115 Year
    The National Audubon Society launches the 115th annual Christmas Bird Count
    During the holiday season, many do more than simply sing their birds (as in a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three French hens, four calling birds, six geese a-laying, etc. from the carol, “Twelve Days of Christmas”). Many...
  • Sea turtles released in Florida
    Endangered sea turtles released in Florida
    Three endangered sea turtles that spent the winter in Baltimore, were released atLittle Talbot Island State Park(LTISP) in Jacksonville Florida along with forty nine other turtles that had been rehabilitated.“Our transport went smoothly,...
  • Joyce Carol Oates
    Short story collections
    Short story readers might consider these titles as 2014 nears its end.Two collections are by Ron Rash, an author known for his revealing and unsettling portraits of Appalachia. His stories range from tales of the Civil War to portraits of meth...
  • Birds in Stanley Park
    Birds in Vancouver's Stanley Park
    A Christmas Bird Count for Kids was held Saturday at Vancouver's Stanley Park Ecology Centre in partnership with Young Naturalists' Club of BC."This event is a fantastic way for children and their families to learn about local bird...
  • Frost flowers bloom in rural Canada
    Amazing frost flowers abloom in Canadian town
    Residents of a rural Canadian town were treated to a rare sight recently when arctic blooms appeared near the public wharf in Salmon Arm, B.C. According to a Dec. 4 report by Charlotte Helston of Info.News.ca, these rare flowers aren't the...
  • Want to know more about your Thanksgiving turkey?
    Want to know more about your Thanksgiving turkey?
    Happy Thanksgiving to all readers! Ever wanted to know more about your wild turkey you cooked up? Did you know,the turkey was Benjamin Franklin's choice for the United States's national bird?Wild turkeys mostly forage on forest floors, but...
  • Young mallard at Lake Murray
    Lake Murray was full of birds this month!
    November 2014 at Lake Murray in San Diego was fairly quiet in terms of new birds visiting the area. By the end of the month, fewer migrating birds were seen coming in and many species seemed to have settled in for the winter. The lake is currently...
  • Tag for a Shortleaf Pine
    The Department of Conservation are having their 2014-2015 Seedling order form
    Looking to buy new trees to plant around your property? Then the Missouri Department of Conservation has what you need! They are very cheap as well, if you buy 10 trees they will only be .60 cent a piece. 25-75 are .28 cent a piece and 100+ are...
  • Puffins hanging out on a cliff
    What are Puffins and are they endangered?
    A puffin is a seabird of northern and Arctic waters with a large head and large colorful beak.They nest in community's on rocky islands off the northern coasts of North American and Europe. Puffins may look likepenguins, but they are not....
  • Porpoise starves to death from 'over-mating'?
    'Over-mating' porpoise starves to death, washes up on beach
    A dead adult porpoise that was found in a residential area in London early this month, likely washed up on Worthing beach earlier. And what struck marine mammals specialists as odd was the nature in which the dolphin-like orca died. Based on an...
  • Florida Panther
    Florida Panthers are celebrated this weekend in Collier County
    The fourth annual Florida Panther Festival is set for this Saturday, Nov. 15, at North Collier Regional Park in Naples, and offers interesting and fun opportunities to learn about Florida’s State Animal and one of the most endangered mammals...
  • Many things to do at Brooker Creek Preserve
    A scenic hike at Brooker Creek Preserve
    Those looking for a quiet place to take a walk willenjoy the hiking trails andEnvironmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preservein Tarpon Springs, Florida.The award-winningBrooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Centerlies within...
  • Tiger shark carcass contained human head and leg
    650 pound tiger shark caught by fishermen contained human leg, head
    An enormous tiger shark caught by fishermen in the Philippines last month weighed some 650 pounds. That was impressive alone, but the weight of the ocean predator was overshadowed by what was inside the shark's belly: ahuman leg and head,...
  • Zoboomafoo dies at 20
    Zoboomafoo dies at 20, lemur's death shocks fans
    Sadly, Jovian akaZoboomafoo has died. TheCoquerel’s sifaka lemur, which starred as Zoboo alongside a talking puppet in his likeness on the PBS show, passed away at 20 after a brief illness.Zoboomafoo's cause of deathis related to...
  • Eared grebes
    Fall migration and an ancient murrelet in the latest birding news in San Diego
    As of mid-November 2015, migration is still going strong in the San Diego area. Now is a great time to see the most birds in the area. Area reservoirs and ponds are teaming with birds, especially coots and ruddy ducks and shorebirds have reached...