Birdsong

Buzzwords Bird song = Musical vocalizations of birds, typically uttered by a male songbird in characteristic bursts or phrases for territorial purposes Recommended ListeningIs birdsong music? Appssongsleuth.com Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

City Parks

Photo: Henderson, Cornerstone Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are your favorites? What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and explore the natural world. Parks offer a respite from urban stress. Questions …

Biology

Photo Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy HeadlinesOne of biology’s biggest mysteries ‘largely solved’ by AI Photos Planeta.com

Nature Links

Photo Links related to nature presented in somewhat random fashion: AgricultureBiodiversityBirdsCoastsClimateDesertEarth DayForestsGreening TradeInsectsMountainsParksPlantsSpaceSustainable DevelopmentTradeTreesTurtlesWaterWeatherWhalesWildlife Headlineshttp://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/05/environmentally-friendly-green-living-ideas – @madeleinesixhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/06/29/fixating-or-brooding-on-things-take-a-walk-in-the-woods-for-realhttp://mel-talesofthecity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/unnatural-selection-sexism-in.html – @M_Z_HarrisonE.O. Wilson explains why parks and nature are really good for your brain – Washington PostNature can’t pay its own way – so let’s take the market out of conservation Recommended ListeningNature Panel from Sydney Writers’ Festival …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. CelebrationsFebruary 2 World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day June 8 World Oceans Day Last Sunday in …

Sonoran Desert = Desierto de Sonora

Photo: BLM, Night Sky Viewing One of our favorite places in the world lies across the USA/Mexico Borderlands, the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is the third largest North American desert and extends from the California-Nevada border south to the tip of Baja California and much of the state of Sonora. Two thirds of this desert lies in Mexico. …

Biosphere

Buzzwords A biosphere reserve is an area proposed by its residents, ratified by a national committee, and designated by UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) program, which demonstrates innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature. The idea was proposed by Mexican scientist Enrique Beltran at the First World Conference on National Parks held …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …

Improving Environmental Journalism

Photo: Ajit Huilgol, US Fish and Wildlife, Pangolin EssayThere is no better way to understand our world than by being environmentally conscious and active. Planeta.com embraces conscious travel and ecotourism – mindful journeys that respect the natural and cultural worlds. These travels are continuing steps toward an evolving compact with the future. We may not …

Wildlife

Graphic:  Wildlife Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants and animals. Species Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/alligatorshttps://www.planeta.com/birdshttps://www.planeta.com/duckshttps://www.planeta.com/penguinshttps://www.planeta.com/elephantshttps://www.planeta.com/elkhttps://www.planeta.com/giraffeshttps://www.planeta.com/rhinoshttps://www.planeta.com/whales Planeta.com