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4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Marcia Bonta

Every winter my feeder birds are mostly the same, both in species and numbers. But usually there is at least one surprise, even in winters when no northern finch irruptions occur. Last winter was the year of blue jays, often nicknamed “jaybirds” because of their calls. We live tucked away by ourselves atop a mountain […]

Today is the first day of winter - or is it?

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

With a chill in the air, frost on the ground and most hibernating species tucked up for the year - it's safe to say winter is here. Or is it?

Snow watch: stunning photos of the turning seasons in the UK

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Winter is on our doorstep, but nobody told it to hold of until tomorrow...

Vanishing Lakes

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

An article in the New York Times this week highlighted the gradual disappearance of the Great Salt Lake. While one might suspect global warming is the cause, the article points out that the diversion of inflow for irrigation and other...Show More Summary

Eruption of Mount Agung

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Mount Agung, 9944 feet, is in western Bali. One of 78 active volcanoes in Indonesia, its last major eruption occurred in 1963 but another is expected within the next few weeks. Earthquakes developed on and near the volcano back in September...Show More Summary

6 stunning photos of the red rose county to celebrate Lancashire day

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Lancashire is a great place to spot wildlife, from the Fylde to the Trough of Bowland.

6 nature stories that happened this week

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Another week has flown by - this is what has been happening in the nature news world.

A Holiday Skunk

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Yesterday afternoon, as our family gathered for a Thanksgiving meal, a striped skunk was observed, ambling across our farm. Festivities were placed on hold as everyone watched the solitary creature, not often seen on a sunny afternoon.Indeed, striped skunks are primarily nocturnal, though they may be encountered at dawn or dusk. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Visitors

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On this morning's survey of our Littleton farm, I encountered a large flock of bushtits, roaming among the junipers and pinon pines. These small, energetic birds are often observed in sizable flocks but their presence is erratic.Twittering...Show More Summary

Nominations sought for the UK's favourite nature book

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Which nature book has been the biggest page-turner for you? Nominations are being sought for a national award.

Counting Ducks

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On this cold, sunny morning, I took part in the first winter waterfowl count of the season at South Platte Park. Organized by personnel at Carson Nature Center, the counts occur monthly through the colder months, documenting the number...Show More Summary

6 super easy ways to help bugs in your garden

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Helping wildlife in your garden couldn't be easier.

The Art of Listening

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Effective communication is vital to human relationships and the art of listening is its key component. While we admire those who can express their ideas in efficient or creative ways, communication is a two-way street and an attentive listener is equally important.Too often, we humans equate communication with debate. Show More Summary

A Summer Day in November

4 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

An atmospheric ridge over the Western U.S., combined with downsloping, southwesterly winds east of the Front Range, has brought summer-like conditions to Metro Denver in the middle of November; our afternoon high today was 74 degrees...Show More Summary

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