Birds Links

Links related to birds presented in somewhat random fashion: January 10#DíaMundialDeLasAves Recommended listeningFirst Dog On the Moon’s Guide to Country Life – First Dog on the Moon aka Andrew Marlton is a Walkley award-winning cartoonist and a reformed inner city dweller. He now lives among the pademelons and wallabies on a very steep hill in …

Colorado River

Buzzwords Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the …

Botanical Gardens

Buzzwords Wikipedia: Botanical garden = garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. Elsewhere on the Webbgci.org Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TexanInOzhttps://twitter.com/redbuttegardenhttps://twitter.com/KirstenboschNBGhttps://twitter.com/PretoriaGardenhttps://twitter.com/PublicGardens Embedded Tweets Photos Features Planeta.com

United Nations Environment Programme

Logo The United Nations Environment Programme – unep.org – is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. Key Linksunenvironment.org/@unenvironmentFacebookYouTube HistoryIt was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) …

Deserts

Buzzwords Spotlight on deserts around the world Desert = a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation HeadlinesWould flooding the deserts help stop global warming? – NBC News Planeta.com

Universe

Buzzwords Universe = all existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos HeadlinesScientists find the universe is 13.77 billion years old Recommended ListeningA normal universe – Comedy writer, producer and poet Henry Normal (@henrynormalpoet; Facebook) takes us on a curious journey of time and space as he looks at our relationship the universe.Baryogenesis …

Birds

Photo: Puerto Escondido Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Amazon.comThe Wonder of Birds Celebrations Species Webcams Places 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 …

Great Lakes

Photo: NASA Goddard, Great Lakes Wikipedia: The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs) are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. …

Yuccas

Photo: Lost City Museum Wikipedia: Yucca = a plant of the agave family with stiff swordlike leaves and spikes of white bell-shaped flowers that are dependent upon the yucca moth for fertilization, found especially in warm regions of North America Agaves and YuccasHunker.com – Both plants are succulent and grow from a rosette. The agave …