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
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
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
Why endearing, yet endangered water voles need our help - writes Emily Thomas
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
This weekend, for the first time ever, we're handing over control of the @BBCSpringwatch to nature photographer Denise Herrington.
In the Channel Islands a 1960's import of non-native hedgehogs has left the contemporary population with some interesting characteristics.
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
Previously a Ranger at Dovedale in the Peak District, Simon Nicholas now works as Countryside Manager on the Sherborne Park Estate.
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
"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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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