Monarch Butterflies

Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Monarch on the milkweed The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. Headlines‘A cause for worry’: Mexico’s monarch butterflies drop by 26% in yearHow a poisonous plant became breakfast, lunch and dinner for monarchshttps://qz.com/1480192/monarch-populations-in-the-us-west-are-down-86-this-yearEavesdropping on Monarchs – @robflute Center for Biological Diversity CampaignSave Western Monarch Butterflies#MonarchEmergency …

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. 2021 Earth Day GamesLearn how …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, …

Melbourne Links

Melbourne flag Links related to Melbourne, Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: Current TimeIf it is 4pm in Melbourne, what time is it elsewhere? Green Housethegreenhousemelbourne.com.auGreen House Effect – The MonthlyJoost Bakker’s All-New Greenhouse Is a Blueprint for the House of the Future – Broadsheet Lighter Footprintshttps://lighterfootprints.orghttps://www.facebook.com/LighterFootprintsMelbournehttps://twitter.com/LiteFootPrints Birds EventsMarch-April Melbourne International Comedy Festivalhttps://www.youtube.com/user/TheMelbComedyFesthttps://twitter.com/micomfestivalhttps://www.facebook.com/melbournecomedy TBA TEDx …

Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps: Sunrise Mountain The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The Mojave Desert is often referred to …

Authenticity

Photo: Paris in Las Vegas Authenticity = Truthfulness of origins, attributions, sincerity and intentions. Questions Are there authentic destinations left to explore? = ¿Hay destinos auténticos que quedan por explorar? Headlineshttps://www.eater.com/2018/3/7/17081968/best-food-texas-tex-mex-barbecue YouTube Planeta.com

Cicadas

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library, An epitome of the natural history Wikipedia: Cicadas are a superfamily, the Cicadoidea, of insects in the order Hemiptera (true bugs) PlanetaPlaneta.com is updating our guide to cicadas in preparation for the periodical cicada emergence of Brood X this year in the USA. This insect is found around the world. We …

Archaeology Links

Photo: Steve Bridger, Uxmal Links related to archaeology presented in somewhat random fashion: Throwback Excavating Mexico’s archaeology websites – Ron Mader/Mexico Connect (1999 review of Mexico-related websites) FlickrArchaeologyMuseo de Bahía de CaráquezArqueologia – Marlene Ehrenberg Videos Los senderos de la Bioarqueología en México. Homenaje a la Dra. Lourdes Márquez Twitter ListsArchaeologists and archaeological organisations – …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: ResearchThe (im)possibilities of doing tourism otherwise: The case ofsettler colonial Australia and the closure of the climb at Uluru – Phoebe Everinghama, Andrew Peters, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles Climbing ban in 2019https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think …

Coronavirus, aka COVID19

Buzzwords Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals This page features rolling coverage from Planeta.com of the impacts of the Coronavirus Disease, aka COVID-19, characterized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. As the WHO Director-General has said, the pandemic …