Not too long ago, I led a mushroom walk in central Massachusetts for the North Country Land Trust. Just prior to my foray, there’d been a mycological club foray at the same site, and the vast number of mushrooms collected by those foragers lay in waste on the ground near a picnic table. As a […]
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Flora, Fauna, and … Funga? The Case for
Top: Giuliana Furci wrote a field guide for Chilean fungi and set up the Fungi Foundation when she realized the unique organisms were largely ignored in Chile. Photo: Mateo Barrenengoa Fungi are fundamental to rich and sustainable ecosystems. But they still lack explicit legal protections. August 9, 2021 by Jonathan Moens In 1999, Giuliana Furci […]
🦋 Biobliss » Documenting Species Like a
American Toad | EwA iNat Research Grade Sighting Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to species, and ecosystems. It encompasses the evolutionary, ecological, and cultural processes that sustain life – It is the fabric of Life on Earth. It is everywhere starting right where […]
Wild Encountering with the Last “Man’s M
“In the majestic Mongolian landscape, where the vast grasslands meet the endless dunes, herds of horses rove. Neither tethered nor constrained by fencing, they run and graze on the arid, windswept steppes…” —Jane Palmer Wild Encounter with the Last “Man’s Messengers to the Gods” I am leaving tomorrow and will reach the fantastic land of […]
Ten Years After The Crisis, What Is Happ...
Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world’s bees? Ten years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees. What followed was global concern over a new phenomenon: Colony Collapse Disorder. Since then we have realised that it was not just […]
Support for the U.S. Endangered Species ...
About the Endangered Species Act and the non-controversy over its widespread support (contrary to what we currently are ‘led’ to believe)… In short, a study published very recently found that: (a) ∼4 in 5 Americans support the ESA, whereas ∼1 in 10 oppose it; (b) support for the ESA remained stable over the past two […]
Being a Grebe Guardian in Patagonia
Being a Grebe Guardian in Patagonia After having volunteered abroad on several occasions, I felt I owed it to my country and to myself to do something in Argentina. Without searching very hard, The Hooded Grebe Project came across. And after reading the general description, I knew that this was exactly what I was looking […]
The Plight of the Great Green
The Plight of the Great Green Many species are facing rapidly declining numbers for a variety of different reasons. Habitat loss, climate change, and poaching are a few of the issues that many species are facing on a daily basis. Bringing these issues to light, working to create awareness, and educating communities to inspire change […]
Mangroves –A Muddy Affair!
Mangroves –A Muddy Affair! Whenever we think of a tropical vacation, we imagine vibrant and colorful coral reefs, or we dream of magnificent sandy beaches. But there is a different kind of ecosystem —a less popular tourist destination for sure, but a true heaven for naturalists. Can you take a guess?… I am talking about […]
🦎 iNaturalism » The Magic of Biodiversit
Biodiversity on our footpath… Chitons, Star cushions observed in New Zealand. Explore and join our iNat EwA Project Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ Biodiversity is the fabric of Life on Earth. It’s not just about the many species of insects, fungi, birds, reptiles, mammals… It’s also about the various Earth habitats. It surrounds us wherever we […]