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The Nature of Invertebrates

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Defined as multicellular animals that do not possess a vertebral column, an internal skeleton or a cranium, invertebrates represent 95% of all multicellular animal species on Earth; though unicellular life first evolved in primordial...Show More Summary

Wintering Short-eared Owls

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Marcia Bonta

For years I have wanted to see the wintering short-eared owls of Adams County, especially after reading an article in National Wildlife about the dozens of these owls at a farm in the winter of 2005. But as the years passed, it seemed as if the large numbers had dwindled. Then, in early March, I […]

The Damp Chill of March

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Here in the Midwest, the crisp, dry air of autumn is welcome after a long, hot summer and we take the frigid blasts of winter in stride, relishing the beautiful, snowy landscapes that they often produce. But the damp chill of March,Show More Summary

Peering at puffins and other seabirds on the Yorkshire coast

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Spring is in the air, literally, as seabirds start to return to Yorkshire’s coastline for the breeding season, writes Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's Jess Charlton....

Getting to know Humboldt

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

As an enthusiastic naturalist for more than forty years, I have long been familiar with Alexander von Humboldt, a famous German naturalist (1769-1859) who is best known for his exploration of South America. I have also been aware that...Show More Summary

Lunch in Pennsylvania

I planned a 6.25 mile hike.  Of course we didn’t do the whole thing.  At our less-than-one-mile-per-hour speed (you gotta stop for coffee, and lunch, and pictures…) and given our desire to end the day with a beer at a favorite watering hole, we turned back before the planned half-way point.  Still, it was a […]

How I balance wildlife photography and school life...

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Ben Dalgleish is a 17 year old wildlife photographer from Staffordshire. Read how he balances his love for nature with his school life, and how he got into taking such wonderful photographs.

Spectacles of Early Spring

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Arriving at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area this morning, a friend and I encountered six flocks of American white pelicans, totaling at least 250 individuals; they had stopped to rest and feed at this floodplain refuge on their way to breeding grounds across the Northern Plains and Intermountain West. Show More Summary

Back to Wonderland

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Since a limestone gorge in Cincinnati played a significant role in my development as a naturalist (see Wonderland), it seemed appropriate to take our grandsons to one in Columbia, Missouri, on this warm, February day. After grandma packed...Show More Summary

Creating winter beauty in frozen bubbles

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Sometimes the simplest of ideas can create the most beautiful spectacles...

Swans in the Stubble

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Most of us picture swans gliding across calm lakes or feeding in shallow wetlands; golfers might also picture them lounging near water hazards. After all, Swan Lake, the famous ballet, is renowned across the globe and hundreds (if not...Show More Summary

A splash of colour in the monochrome months

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Trevor Dines from Plantlife explores the colours in winter flowers.

The Fruits of Obstructionism

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Throughout President Obama's two terms, the Republican Congress has made every effort to block funding for his projects, deny consideration of his proposals and repeal programs that he has established; cooperation and compromise have been viewed as shameful traits among their ranks. Show More Summary

February in the Country

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Having returned to Missouri, I decided to take our VW Beetle out for a spin. After all, it's the closest that I'll ever get to a sports car and a country drive is one of my favorite activities. I thus set out for the farmlands east and...Show More Summary

Can working with nature help to stop flooding?

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Simon Wightman, RSPB Senior Land Use Policy Officer, looks at how working with nature can help to alleviate the risk of flooding.

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