International Day of Forests

Poster March 21 is the International Day of Forests. Hashtags: #InternationalDayOfForests, #DíaInternacionalDeLosBosques, #IntlForestDay The United Nations proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests. Starting in 2013, the day is observed each year to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees to all life on earth. Key Linksfao.org/international-day-of-forestsbanners/postersFlickr 2021 BackgroundForests cover one third …

Butterflies

Photo: Ron Mader, Butterfly Figure (Some Rights Reserved) Butterfly = a nectar-feeding insect with two pairs of large, typically brightly colored wings that are covered with microscopic scales. Butterflies are distinguished from moths by having clubbed or dilated antennae, holding their wings erect when at rest, and being active by day. Wikipedia: Butterflies are insects …

Snow Leopards

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Some rights reserved) October 23 is Snow Leopard Day. Hashtag:  #SnowLeopardDay Committed to raising awareness for the plight of an iconic species, the twelve Asian countries that are home to the cat made the initial declaration in 2014. Twitter MomentSnow Leopard Day Embedded Tweets Red List Snow Leopard Trust: We do …

Zero Draft

Poster Zero Draft = Embedded Tweets ‘Zero Draft’ of the #post2020 global biodiversity framework Get your first look at the text that will form the basis for negotiations on a #biodiversity2020 agreement to safeguard all life on Earth. See item 4 here:https://www.cbd.int/conferences/post2020/wg2020-02/documents Questions How would the editors like public feedback? Beyond PDF and Word, is …

Botanical Gardens

Lingo Cards Botanical garden = garden where plants are grown for display to the public and often for scientific study Also see: garden tour Questions = Preguntas Is there a directory of botanic gardens that are free and open to the public? = ¿Existe un directorio de jardines botánicos que sean gratuitos y abiertos al …

Half Earth Day 2021

Poster October 22 is Half Earth Day. A virtual summit is free and open to all. Hashtag: #halfearthday2021 Leave no species behind. Background half-earthproject.org: Half-Earth Day® brings together people from around the world and across disciplines to share their unique perspectives and thought leadership on how we can work together to achieve the goal of …

Wombats

Image: BHL, Wombat Wombat = short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials native to Australia. CelebrationsOctober 22 is World Wombat Day, hashtag #WorldWombatDay HeadlinesScientists unravel secret of cube-shaped wombat faeces Recommended ListeningCube-shaped wombat poo – Have we finally figured out how wombats make cube-shaped poo!? YouTube Elsewhere wombatfoundation.com.au premcab.sa.gov.au/emblems/wombat1.htmhttp://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/june2006http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/airplay/death-of-a-wombat/3065644rocklilywombats.com – https://www.facebook.com/Rocklilywombatshttp://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/04/why-do-wombats-do-cube-shaped-poos Twitter MomentWombats have square poop and backwards …