Axolotl

Photo: Breeding Center Axolotl = Mexican salamander that in natural conditions retains its aquatic larval form throughout life but is able to breed Also spelled: ajolote February 1 National Day in Mexico. Hashtag: #DíaNacionalAjolote Webinar: El Ajolote una especie endémica de México, su hábitat e importancia Charla impartida por el Dr. Luis Zambrano. 23 de …

Butterflies

Photo 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. Embedded Tweets Planeta

Wildlife Tourism

Photo: Lisa McNee, BLM, Buck Creek Watchable Wildlife Area Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats HeadlinesDangers of ecotourism: Up close and infectious – Knowable Elsewhere on the Webgreengirlsinafrica.comwildlifetourism.org.au Embedded Tweets Reports Planeta.com

Wolves

Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons Wolf = a wild carnivorous mammal of the dog family, living and hunting in packs. It is native to both Eurasia and North America, but has been widely exterminated. Question: How is ‘wolf’ and ‘wolves’ translated in other languages? = ¿Cómo se traducen ‘lobo’ y ‘lobos’ a otros idiomas? 2020 Webinars …

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 …

Pacific Flyway

Photo: BLM, Flyway The Pacific Flyway is a major north-south flyway for migratory birds in Americas, extending from Alaska to Patagonia. Every year, migratory birds travel some or all of this distance both in spring and in fall, following food sources, heading to breeding grounds, or traveling to overwintering sites. Elsewhere on the Webfws.gov: The …

Wild Chile

Chile Flag What would locals like visitors to know about biodiversity, parks, and wildlife in Chile? Spotlighting online info and relevant resources in English and Spanish: Ruta de los ParquesRuta escénica de 2800 kms con 17 parques nacionales y más de 60 comunidades aledañas, donde la conservación es un motor para las economías locales. = …

What is the value of wilderness?

Roofdog Translating: What is the value of wilderness and what does it take to protect it?Estonian: Mis on kõrbe väärtus ja mida on vaja selle kaitsmiseks?French: Quelle est la valeur de la nature sauvage et que faut-il pour la protéger?German: Was ist der Wert der Wildnis und was braucht es, um sie zu schützen?Spanish: ¿Cuál …

Sea Cucumbers

Photo: Brittgow, From the touch tank Sea Cucumbers = echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad (Wikipedia) Headlines‘Aphrodisiac’ of the ocean: how sea cucumbers became gold for organised crime – Guardian FYIEchinoderms are the largest phylum that has no freshwater …