People across the British Isles have been staring to the sky today - all because of the strange sun.
Last winter, when heavy snows fell across the Sierra Nevada and soaking rains caused flooding in the lowlands, one might have concluded that California's multi-year drought had finally come to an end. Indeed, the drought-severity map improved significantly and concerns about the water supply for cities and agriculture were temporarily ignored. Show More Summary
Down at South Platte Park this morning, the diversity of waterfowl had significantly increased. While the number of mallards and Canada geese was below normal, American widgeon remained the most abundant species, followed by gadwalls,...Show More Summary
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Religious persons rely on their faith for comfort during personal or family tragedies; even some agnostics "find religion" when faced with a fatal illness or life-threatening injury. Some of us, however, not enamored with mysticism,Show More Summary
Yesterday afternoon, during my daily exploration of our farm, I heard the distant bugling of sandhill cranes. Scouring the clear blue sky, I eventually located the flock, containing about sixty birds. Unfortunately, the high-flying migrants...Show More Summary
As one who hikes frequently, I often encounter other individuals along the trail; many have their dog, some are talking into their cell phone and a few, like me, are paying attention to the landscape, fauna and flora. Most of these persons...Show More Summary
As I flew into Denver this morning, a sea of whitecaps stretched above Northeastern Colorado, lapping against the high wall of the Front Range to the west; lit from above by bright sunshine and a dome of brilliant blue sky, the white sea hid the High Plains below. Show More Summary
Painted ladies, the most widely dispersed butterflies on our planet, have been abundant along the Front Range urban corridor this fall. According to regional lepidopterists, their numbers peaked in mid September but they are still numerous...Show More Summary
Catch up with this week's nature news - including an update on Autumnwatch 2017!
This morning, a lone white-crowned sparrow stopped by our farm, foraging beneath the feeders with a number of permanent residents. After nesting near timberline across the Front Range, these hardy songbirds move to lower elevations for the winter, preferring open fields and grasslands with nearby shrubs and thickets. Show More Summary
The harvest moon put on a spectacular show, these are some of your photos.
As Autumnwatch returns to the National Trust estate at Sherborne in Gloucestershire, we asked you to share your autumnal pics.
Following the greatest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, appropriate gun laws will likely fail to be enacted once again, thanks to the powerful lobby of the NRA and the lack of courage in the U.S. Congress. This does not mean that sane Americans cannot take action.Money talks in the U.S. Show More Summary
On the last day of October, a flock of blackbirds lands on top of a tree behind me as I sit on Coyote Bench. Later, on the Vernal Pond Bench, I hear and then see an enormous blackbird flock as it alights on nearby oak trees and then erupts overhead in a wheeling flock of […]