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North to Montana

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

In my 40-plus years of road trips, I have visited all but one of the Lower 48 States; that single exception is North Dakota, which I hope to visit this coming fall. A close second is Montana, which I drove into for several miles during a family trip to Yellowstone National Park back in the early nineties. Show More Summary

The Morning After

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On this cold, cloudy morning along the Colorado Front Range, the snowstorm had moved on but large patches of heavy, wet snow still covered most of our Littleton farm. Cottontails were everywhere, taking advantage of the prolonged darkness...Show More Summary

New things to come...

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

BBC Springwatch Series Producer Chris Howard writes about why he's looking forward to the upcoming series of Springwatch.

Instagram Takeover: Russ Underwood

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

BBC Springwatch has asked Instagram user @SnappyRuss to look after our account for the weekend. He's been talking about why he's looking forward to it.

A May Snowstorm

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

One of the joys or drawbacks of living along the Colorado Front Range (depending on one's point of view) is that snow may fall from early September through early June. Today's snowstorm is thus not unusual; indeed, following a mild winter...Show More Summary

Storksbill

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Read any wildflower manual and you will learn that storksbill favors sunny, dry areas and is most often found in sandy soil, in sparsely vegetated fields or in overgrazed pastures. This explains why storksbill is abundant in the "lawn...Show More Summary

Black-chinned Hummingbirds

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On my visit to South Platte Park this morning, I encountered 30 species of birds. Yellow warblers were especially common, joined by a fair number of yellow-breasted chats, gray catbirds and spotted towhees. But the highlight of my visit...Show More Summary

Can you do something 'wild' everyday for a month?

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Getting outside isn't always easy, but this June we're being encouraged to get into the wilderness and do something wild.

How Springwatch is keeping things green

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Springwatch has a clear commitment to doing our bit to help save the planet.

Old, wrinkly and gnarly – no, we’re talking about trees!

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

The Woodland Trust's Chris Hickman writes about trees and why it's important we look after them ahead of Tree of the Year.

Five nature apps everyone should have

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

We've sifted through some of the best apps designed to get you outside and enjoying the great British outdoors even more.

Longevity can be Overrated

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Most humans would likely agree with the following points: 1. They hope to live a long life but do not wish to live beyond the point at which they lose the mental and/or physical ability to care for themselves and 2. That end of lifeShow More Summary

Global Big Day on the Farm

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Today was eBird's annual Global Big Day, an effort to receive as many reports as possible from across the globe and thereby assess the health and distribution of avian populations. Though I participated in the breeding bird survey at...Show More Summary

Riverscapes from Above

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Returning to Colorado today, I opted to fly, weary of my repeated drives across the Great Plains. My flight, which began in Columbia, Missouri, connected in Dallas and clear skies were the rule, offering spectacular riverscapes along...Show More Summary

Water voles: why this endearing, yet endangered species needs our help

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Why endearing, yet endangered water voles need our help - writes Emily Thomas

A Time for Terns

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On this cool, cloudy morning in central Missouri, terns dominated the scene as I entered Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on the Missouri River floodplain. Flocks of black terns moved northward through the valley while a large, noisy flock...Show More Summary

Instagram takeover: Denise Herrington

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

This weekend, for the first time ever, we're handing over control of the @BBCSpringwatch to nature photographer Denise Herrington.

The blonde hedgehogs of Alderney

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

In the Channel Islands a 1960's import of non-native hedgehogs has left the contemporary population with some interesting characteristics.

Visitor on the Deck

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

This morning, I was sitting on our back deck in Columbia, Missouri, listening to the calls and songs of unseen birds echo from the dense May canopy. The air was warm and humid, destined to fuel showers and thunderstorms later in theShow More Summary

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