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Longevity can be Overrated

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

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

A Time for Terns

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

Meet the man who looks after Springwatch's new home

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Previously a Ranger at Dovedale in the Peak District, Simon Nicholas now works as Countryside Manager on the Sherborne Park Estate.

Fields of Gold

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On our journey back to Missouri today, bright fields of golden flowers adorned the landscape, providing the only colorful relief from the expanding greenery of May. Covering fields from the Appalachian Plateau of Northeast Ohio to the...Show More Summary

How I became a bee enthusiast

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

"I think I’ve always harboured a desire to hug a bumblebee (who hasn’t) so perhaps it’s really no surprise that I’ve spent the last few years getting to know the bee family and their relatives, the wasps" writes Wendy Carter.

The Cuyahoga Gorge Trail

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

The Cuyahoga River rises on the Glaciated Appalachian Plateau of northeastern Geauga County, in northeast Ohio. Though its headwaters are within 30 miles of Lake Erie, the river tumbles southwestward, passing through Portage County before reaching Akron, in Summit County. Show More Summary

Ohio's Headwaters Trail

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

In researching yesterday's blog post, I came across a reference to The Headwaters Trail in northeast Ohio. Following the abandoned path of the Cleveland-Mahoning Railroad, which provided passenger and freight service between Youngstown...Show More Summary

Natives gone wild!

Spring happens so fast. Before I know it, the trees have all leafed out and we are enclosed in the forest. Toothwort and Bloodroot are long gone and replaced with wild geranium and woodland plox. This wild geranium was transplanted years ago from the woods. Show More Summary

The Ohio Divide

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

The relentless rain across northern Ohio and yesterday's visit to the West Branch of the Mahoning River, prompted me to look once again at Ohio's portion of the Eastern Continental Divide. That line of "high ground," separating rivers...Show More Summary

West Branch State Park

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

The primary branch of the Mahoning River rises on the Glaciated Appalachian Plateau near Alliance, Ohio. Flowing NNE, the river passes through the Berlin and Milton Reservoirs before merging with its West Branch just east of Newton Falls. Show More Summary

Kent Bog State Nature Preserve

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Dedicated in 1987 and named for Tom Cooperrider, Emeritus Professor of Biology at Kent State University and a renowned Ohio Botanist, the Kent Bog State Nature Preserve protects a 45 acre bog meadow that developed from a kettle lake as the Pleistocene gave way to the Holocene. Show More Summary

Birding along Sandy Lake

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Sandy Lake is a kettle lake in Portage County, Ohio, a few miles southeast of Kent. Those who own property along the shores of Sandy Lake have access to a beach, which borders its northern edge, and to a well-maintained trail that winds...Show More Summary

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