#StayatHome – web resources of #nature

Here are some examples of nature based activities you can try at home, OUTSIDE in your garden…. * Butterfly Conservation gives you  Identity a butterfly * from the RSPB – Royal Society for Protection of Birds Bird guides * from Froglife Frog spotting guides * From Herpetofauna For a summary of some of the aboveContinue reading “#StayatHome – web resources of #nature”

Wetlands : making cities live able

   Wetlands : I have not seen much about this topic despite it being world wetlands day …. on Friday. I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand with wetlands within walking distance – and I found feel solace walking there to ‘rid’ myself if teenage angst! Reality – these crucial habitats,  filtering our water andContinue reading “Wetlands : making cities live able”

‘Hero to many’ – especially Africa’s elephants … remembered by Goodall, all conservationists

Africa – especially its wonderful elephants – has lost a stalwart conservationist when Wayne Lotter died – for his conservation work at https://pamsfoundationtanzania.org  The Guardian news item  The Independent news items – Lotter helped catch ‘Queen of Ivory’  This from Dr Jane Goodall, whom I have personally met and will I think be okay toContinue reading “‘Hero to many’ – especially Africa’s elephants … remembered by Goodall, all conservationists”

100 Years of US National Parks : Happy birthday to ‘America’s best idea’ !!

The National Park Service turns 100 – today, August 25, 2016 – the Service is inviting visitors of all ages to join in the celebration throughout the month! In the US itself – with special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks from August 25 through August 28, the NationalContinue reading “100 Years of US National Parks : Happy birthday to ‘America’s best idea’ !!”

100 years of National Parks: visit the US’s 59 parks for Free this Month!

The 100th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) will be commemorated next week on August 25th. In honor of the centennial, the NPS will waive entrance fees at all 59 national parks across the country from August 25-28. Events will take place across the nation’s parks—including a U.S. citizenship and immigration service naturalization ceremonyContinue reading “100 years of National Parks: visit the US’s 59 parks for Free this Month!”