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Roseate Spoonbill, Closeup

This is a Spoonbill sleeping in a low hanging branch. The angle was great, besides being close, because you can clearly see the hidden orange color breeding birds can have. 22 more words


UAE unveils real-time air quality index

I was pleased in reading His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi’s, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, statement that “air pollution is arguably one of the most important concerns around the world today and has a serious impact on human health and the environment” while launching the UAE Air Quality Index in collaboration with… 198 more words


A job well done

The other day I saw a yellow flash land in a nice cedar tree. Thinking it was an unusual insect I quickly went over to get a look. 56 more words

Dead fish scattered on the highway as floodwaters recede in North Carolina

PENDERLEA, N.C. — North Carolina fire crews hosing down Interstate 40 after floodwaters receded found a stunning discovery: Dead fish scattered across the highway.

The flooding from the deadly Hurricane Florence pushed the fish from their natural habitat and stranded them on the interstate, the Penderlea Fire Department… 159 more words


September cicada

I hear cicadas all of the time—it is hard to ignore that background buzzing noise. It is rare, however, for me to get an unobstructed view of one. 80 more words


A Sussex farm where nature runs wild

I saw this excerpt in The Week recently. It is a great illustration of what can be done with forethought and careful management. I would love and plan to visit when the opportunity arises. 2,102 more words