Come support the efforts to raise awareness on the fast vanishing Wildlife Habitat. A collection of art by 6 talented artists on auction immediately after the Monthly Lecture #wnps#wildlife#conservation#art
4th continent in 2 months 🌏🌎🌍…and 48 hours of travelling later - the last 10 hours in a scrambling bus through Tanzania 🇹🇿 We made it to the field station in the Udzungwa mountains last night, and today we got our sim cards and with that - internet! I did take 1.5 hours of patience at the local sim card stall, but who’s counting. No rush down here at all and it’s wonderful ☺️
We walked a bit around today to see the area and the local visitor centre. The mountains are just beautiful. It is amazing to be in a new place were I have almost no idea about what the vegetation consists of - Wild flowers of East Africa is our new best friend along with Trees and Shrubs of East Africa… 🌱🌺🌳 I’ll do my best to put names on the flowers later in the week, when I’ve had a chance to identify them, until then just enjoy or let me know the names if you do - I’m here to learn too! 😊I’ll do my best to keep posting regularly, but internet sure is a different story down here compared to home, so it might not be as regular as usual.
Brian returned to #YYC last week and regaled us with stories of the polar bears, seals and whales he spotted on his recent trip to Labrador and the Arctic. But, he left one very important species out of last week's chat. Brian is back in the studio to remedy the situation. To listen, visit Brian's website. Link in bio.
climbed The Casual Route up The Diamond to summit Longs Peak with @shillis444 to cap our summit tags with a 14er.
there are routes that you dream of climbing, or at least I did, when I started climbing. what a feeling when the “maybe someday’s” turn into the “today’s”. this route is one of them.
although we truly got to understand why the nickname for the route is aptly ‘Traffic Jam’ by waiting behind parties for over 5 hours total on ledges, we scored one of the best weather windows all summer and got to experience some all time alpine climbing. time spent in the mountains is always time well spent — my heart is full.
Our team in Gabon are absolutely delighted with their Chameau-Lite LCX boots which were very kindly donated by @lechameau1927. After a couple of weeks of intense use, the boots have received very positive feedback! They use them daily for a number of activities such as gorilla tracking in the forest and savanna, gorilla feeding, clearing of roads and rivers. Even after hours of walking in wet and rough terrains they find them very dry and comfortable. Despite the hot and humid weather they keep the teams feet fresh and dry. The whole team is very happy and wants to thank Le Chameau for the generous donation and support to the project! #ThankYou#boots#bootsforlife#donation#rangers#gabon#gorilla#conservation#BacktoTheWild
Is it organic or computer generated?⠀
In the case of an ocellated lizard, it's some of both. The scales of an adult jeweled lacerta (as they're known in the pet trade) will switch between green and black many times during its life. Recently, researchers published findings that the pattern by which the scales change is virtually indistinguishable from cellular automaton, a computer science model commonly used to simulate biological systems. However this is the first "living cellular automaton," according to Dr. Michel Milinkovitch, who co-authored the study. A discovery like this is a great reminder of how little we still know about the natural world around us, and that we must preserve it if we're ever going to discover all of its mysteries.
PLEASE READ: I realized last nite that if your page is set to private and I don’t follow you I can’t see your beach clean posts when I search the hashtag for the month. So firstly for anyone that posted on any of the campaigns that was missed I’m sorry..I didn’t know that was happening. This is not a perfect system and I’m doing the best I can. SO I’VE ADDED A NEW RULE 2️⃣ (SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼) for details. It’s the only way for your posts to show up when I do the end of the month tally. I try to follow back when possible but I don’t have the time to go into that many accounts. I really don’t keep track of likes and follows. I’ve always said if you post mostly Bodysurfing pics and clean up beaches just send me a message and I will follow back. My alerts only come 100 at time and I’m going to miss a lot so tagging my page or messages are best way to grab my attention and let me know that maybe I’m not following when I should. I want everyone that’s participating to get credit so please either make your profile public OR reach out to let me know that your are doing good work for your local beach. So far so good this month I’m seeing 46 posts for the #yuccafinscares campaign. Keep it up and sorry again for the mistake with the private accounts. 🤙🏼🌎🙏🏼 #w#webodysurfers
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Warsaw Caves Conservation Area ⠀
"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do." - John Muir ⠀
Our #northfloridawild featured photo is by @rholovettpics.
There are 3 species of hummingbird that occur in Florida, the black-chinned and rufous hummingbirds occasionally can be seen in Florida during the winter. The ruby-throated hummingbird is by far the most common hummer in the state. This is a small number compared to the 338 that exist in the world. Hummingbirds are known for their unique flying abilities. They can fly backward, upward, and even upside down. These maneuvers are possible because the wing can move very freely and in almost any direction at the shoulder. Soaring is the only maneuver they can not perform.
Red Alert: Endangered Animals Around the World, by Catherine Barr and illustrated by Anne Wilson (for @charlesbridgepublishing) showcases 15 #species of animals that are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species which "provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on plants, fungi and animals that have been globally evaluated... to determine the relative risk of extinction." Readers are prompted to learn about a species based on a habitat of interest. And then for each species, Barr describe the situation thy are in, some facts about the animal, and its level of and reasons for it's threatened status. Following that are some suggestions as to what readers can do to help, information about the Red List itself, and a list of an additional 60 species on the list. But while the species included in Red Alert do span the globe - the land and the seas - all but two are vertebrates, and none are plants or fungi (which the Red List also includes). The only invertebrates included are the Peacock Tarantula and Staghorn Coral, and the list of 60 additional species only includes two invertebrates. I would have appreciated more exposure for smaller animals and non-animals, but as is often the case people are more attracted to larger animals. That said, Barr provides solid information about these endangered animals, and Wilson's artwork is colorful, charming, and together they do a good job of mentioning and showing people's interactions with seeing each species, whether as a sightseer, photographer, or artist; or scientist or conservationist - all subtle ways to show kids that they too can devote part of their lives to helping protect threatened animals through career choice, volunteering, or by observing and raising awareness. On Amazon: #naturebooks#animals#endangeredanimals#endangeredspecies#conservation#environment
Les bouteilles de plastique recyclé sont un grand outil d' #enrichissement . Nous les remplissons de #friandises et lorsque celles-ci sont dévorées et si les bouteilles sont encore intactes, les chimps adorent les remplir d'eau pour se rafraîchir ou pour jouer.
Recycled plastic bottles are great #enrichment tools. We fill them with treats and once the bottles are empty the #chimps put water in them to drink or to play...
В мастерской реставрации графики завершена работа над серией акварелей Максимилиана Волошина из музей-заповедника «Киммерия М. А. Волошина».
Менее чем за полгода в экспозиционный вид приведены 15 рисунков выдающегося русского художника-пейзажиста. Реставрация акварельных работ Волошина всегда сопровождается проведением масштабных химико-технологических исследований, поскольку автор любил экспериментировать с пигментами и нередко изготавливал их сам из крымских минералов.
Две акварели из «Крымской сюиты», над которыми работала художник-реставратор И.С. Белякова, будут представлены на выставке «Век ради вечного».
At the graphics conservation department. Water-colours by Maximilian Voloshin. It’s important to note that artist used to have experiments with pigments and also made it himself from minerals of the Crimea.
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She's a beauty isn't she?
Image from Lion camp, in Zambia's South Luangwa. Lion Camp has recently been completely rebuild and is now ready for guests.
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Hey everyone! Our mission is to save sea turtles in need by donating 10% of our profits to The International Sea Turtle Conservation. There our hundreds of sea turtles out there that need our help! We will be selling our custom T-shirts, stickers, bracelets, and much more soon. Let’s save the turtles!
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Often, we find it easy to say how we think we'd solve a problem. But the truth is, we can only make decisions when the situation is our reality. If we truly seek change, we must be willing to set the example for what we hope to see in the future. God calls us to reveal Him to others through showing His love and mercy in all we do; each of us can begin towards positive change by monitoring our own actions and words, and spreading what we learned with those we hope to see change in 💕
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African elephants play a significant role in balancing natural ecosystems. They trample savanna forests and dense grasslands, making room for smaller species to co-exist. Elephants also create water holes used by other wildlife as they dig dry riverbeds when rainfall is low. Herds travel over vast rangelands, and they disperse seeds in their dung, which helps generate new green growth. #Nature#Wildlife#Animals#Conservation
This is one photo that always warms my heart...... a few people understandably had questions on my last post regarding the morals of releasing orphan elephants back in to the wild. I took this photo last year at Ithumba in Kenya.... the calf was born in the wild..... to a mother that was orphaned, rescued and ultimately released back to the wild a number of years ago. The calf’s father is a completely wild bull.... the ultimate bench mark of success, these rescued and release orphans not only go back to the wild, they breed and contribute to population and in fact the entire ecosystem. #worldelephantday#elephant#elephantcalf#elephantherd#babyelephants#conservation#kenya