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  • Oil covered rocks
    Tar balls on San Diego beaches linked to Santa Barbara oil spill
    Tar balls sampled from up and down the southern California coast have been determined to be partially a result of the Santa Barbara oil spill last May. Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled from a broken pipeline in the Goleta area killing and...
  • Researchers find first birds that have rudimentary language
    Researchers find first birds that have rudimentary language
    The stringing together of sound to create different meaning was thought to be a human’s only province but new research has found that the chestnut-crowned babbler of Australia can alter the pattern of sounds it makes to fit different...
  • Great Falls National Park
    Hike at Great Falls on a misty Monday morning
    Each morning at Great Falls National Park there are certain routines. Early birds are there to do their morning jogs or to walk their dogs. Animals have routines too. Having arrived at about 10 a.m., that’s later than usual, the morning mist...
  • Raccoon in chimney
    Animals can cause major problems for chimneys
    Every spring and summer many homeowners experience an issue with creatures causing damage to their chimney or even their house when birds, pesky squirrels, or even bats get into their chimney, prompting a call to a local chimney sweep or animal...
  • Vintage Tulip Forever Stamp Available
    Birds, butterflies and tulips become new extra postage forever stamp options
    Garden lovers rejoice! Now you can put a bird, butterfly or tulip on that postcard, letter or package, allowing you to express your love of nature while communicating by the traditional snail mail means, according to an email this Examiner...
  • Oiled sea lion
    Animal deaths and injuries from oil spill in Santa Barbara increase
    More animals have been found dead or taken into care as a result of the oil spill near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara. On Monday, May 25th, Sea World Animal Rescue in San Diego took in four sea lions and three elephant seals for care. Two...
  • How to Attract Hummingbirds
    Hummingbirds charm gardeners with enchanting beauty
    If you love hummingbirds, you probably already know these enchanting creatures add beauty and charm to the backyard. What you may not know is that a group of hummingbirds is actually called a charm, an apt name for these tiny beauties. You...
  • TOP: Our Heroes think they've escaped free and clear; the Tinman loses heart. BOTTOM: The Lion also excuses himself; Glinda provides counsel.
    Oz on Film, Part One Hundred and Eleven: "Journey" Journal, Part Three
    Woodenhead, with his four riders, creeps cautiously out of the end of the escape tunnel from the Emerald Palace, but somehow Mombi is right there. Her Elephant snatches up the Scarecrow and Toto, leaving Dorothy, Pumpkinhead, and Woodenhead to...
  • Longwood Gardens: About the birds and the trees
    Longwood Gardens: About the birds and the trees
    Spring is not just about the flowers, at Longwood Gardens it is the meadow and forest which have other activities to admire and observe. While the meadow grasses are cut short and the forest gleams vibrant green, this is the season to stretch your...
  • A beautiful bird
    Birds improve quality of life in urban neighborhoods
    A pleasant environment is essential for overall good health in body, mind and spirit. Birds enhance our environment tremendously with their natural beauty and chirping and should be appreciated for this. The Central Ornithology Publication Office...
  • Garter snake
    Chilly rain on a spring morning: Gulf Branch Nature Center
    Don’t let a little rain get you under the weather. Put on your rain gear; grab an umbrella and get out there.Several things inspired a hike today at the Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington. The drizzle is prompting early plant growth. The...
  • Spring Blue Tit
    Easy ways to help birds during spring migration
    Migration is a stressful time for birds, particularly in spring when they are rushing to reach their breeding range, claim suitable territory, attract a desirable mate and still have enough time to build a nest, incubate eggs and nurture their...
  • Great Blue Heron
    Hoochie earth day event
    Be a guest for The Hoochie, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia’s annual Earth Day celebration, will be held on April 24, 2015. The Nature Conservancy (NCG) works tirelessly creating new projects in metro Atlanta and around the State.The NCG...
  • Grapevine nesting balls
    Attract spring birds to your garden with nesting materials
    Birding and gardening seems to go hand in hand. Many gardeners love to add birdhouses, baths, and feeders to their yard to help entice feathered friends to prime viewing spots. But many overlook an easy and very necessary way of attracting those...
  • Greater Kiskadee
    Wings over South Texas
    READ JIMMY JACOBS' NEW NOVEL: THE CERDO GRANDE CONSPIRACYThe Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas draws visitors from around world. Many of those come to see the 540 species of birds that pass through this area annually. Whether sub-tropical...
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