Photo by Chris Bosak Yellow-rumped Warbler in Selleck’s Woods, Darien, Conn., April 2014. Note: This column was originally published in newspapers on Oct. 4. There was a lot of environmental and bird-related news to come out of Washington this past week. In case you missed it, the big news was that U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]For the Birds: Big news week for the birds — Birds of New England.com
Having just had a paper published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, I thought I’d take some time to ruminate on the dangers of predictive modelling. Why is it so fraught with risk? Can we qualify our predictions enough? And what sort of impact can poor predictions have on conservation efforts?Forecasting the Fate of an Ecosystem: The Double-Edged Sword of Predictive Modelling — Ecology for the Masses
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. There are many species of butterflies that are resident in southern Arizona and each of them has something to offer in terms of aesthetic appeal. In my book the Giant Swallowtail is the showiest of all of […]Giant Swallowtail — Sonoran Images
It appeared that two groves — including one with 5,000 trees — were seared by high-intensity fire that can send up 100-foot flames capable of burning the canopies of the towering trees.(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)California fires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias — News : NPR
Northeast Brazil contains a wide variety of habitats: desert, mangrove coastline, scrubland, mountains, forests and rainforests. Among the many endemics we saw was a manakin undiscovered until 1996, and a macaw where the wild population was only found in 1978 (and got pictures of both!).Birds of NE Brazil & the Atlantic Forest, with Chuck Bragg. Zoom Evening Meeting Reminder, Tuesday, 5 October, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG
While on a walk at the local Wetlands, I came across a very chatty Welcome swallow. 🙂A Joyous Welcome Swallow — My Wild Australia
Today’s paper asks how species that are very similar in needs and looks can coexist within one area. Shouldn’t they drive each other out? What sort of mechanisms allow this coexistence?The Effects of Reproduction on Coexistence — Ecology for the Masses
Photo by Chris Bosak An eft works its way across a path in New England, fall 2021. If you’ve spent any time in the New England woods in the spring, summer or fall after a rain, you’ve certainly come across an eft or two (probably way more than that.) They wander onto hiking trails and […]Watch where you step — Birds of New England.com
When making up our grocery lists, Cheeks reminds us that there is one all important item we humans must never forget! Find out what that item is here!
A parrot and two bots go trick or treating… what could possibly go wrong? Well, a lot actually 🙂
Morty’s tale of his recent Halloweenie adventure will have heads, and skulls, rolling with laughter! Read about the trio’s Halloweenie 2021 adventure here!