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. 2020 Earth Day GamesLearn how …

Rewilding

Buzzwords Rewilding = Large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species ElsewhereRewilding Europe – Facebook – @RewildingEuropeRewilding Institute – FacebookRewilding Australia – @RewildingOZRewilding Portugal – @RewildingPortug HeadlinesRewilding our cities: beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement – Guardian – …

Flowers Links

Photo Links to flowers presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow the Covid-19 pandemic hit the cut-flower chain Translating: FlowersFrench: FleursGerman: BlumenSpanish: Flores Videos The Origin of Flowers WikipediaAlyssumCleomePericallisVinca Planeta.com

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 …

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 …

Teocintle

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Teosintle Teocinte is the wild ancestor plant from which corn was domesticated as a crop by the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Elsewhere on the WebUn recorrido por la historia del teocintle, el antepasado del maízBiodiversidad.gob.mx Embedded Tweets Videos CONABIO Teocintle, el grano de los dioses WikipediaZea perennisZea Planeta.com

Plants

Buzzwords Plant = a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll Translating: PlantsSpanish: Plantas Features Planeta.com