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Kilian Schönberger’s “Earth Pyramids” of the Alps

South Tyrol wasn’t on my list of naturalist “must visit” places, but it is now thanks to some otherworldly imagery from Kilian Schönberger.Kilian is already well-known for his outstanding European … Continue Reading Kilian Schönberger’s “Earth Pyramids” of the Alps

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The natural history of wooden utility poles.

This post is part of a series entitled ‘Nature and Society’ which touches upon the relationships between mankind and the surrounding natural world. This post deals with the consumption of nature, specifically … Continue Reading The natural history of wooden utility poles.

The best peregrine falcon nest live streams of 2017

April marks the beginning of “falcon cam season” and conservation groups, energy companies, libraries, etc. have fired up their windows into the wonderful world of one of the planet’s most popular predators.The … Continue Reading The best peregrine falcon nest live streams of 2017

Invertebrate of the Week #20 – Motyxia millipedes (Motyxia sequoia)

Meet the conspicuous glowing millipedes of Sequoia National Park; the brightest of all the Motyxia species. They glow, they make hydrogen cyanide, they star as the main antagonist in the … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #20 – Motyxia millipedes (Motyxia sequoia)

Jennifer Bolande ransoms the desert landscape from advertisers through ‘Visible Distance / Second Sight’ billboard installations

The Mojave Desert in California is awesome to behold. Literally awe-inspiring.Granite mountains stand watch above vast seas of desert scrub dotted with Joshua trees. Swathes of seasonal wildflowers create intoxicating waves of color. Stoic sand dunes and … Continue Reading Jennifer Bolande ransoms the desert landscape from advertisers through ‘Visible Distance / Second Sight’ billboard installations

Spectacular time-lapse footage of a frog egg developing into a tadpole

Developmental biology can be an off-putting subject. There’s all manner of special terminology you have to learn like blastocoel, notochord, allantoin, and archenteron. You have to study not only the effects … Continue Reading Spectacular time-lapse footage of a frog egg developing into a tadpole

Outstanding paper animal sculptures by Estudio Guardabosques

Estudio Guardabosques (guardabosques translates from Spanish to ‘rangers’) is a design and illustration studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina comprised of Carolina Silvero and Juan Nicolás Elizalde. In addition to work produced for … Continue Reading Outstanding paper animal sculptures by Estudio Guardabosques

Using street art to raise awareness of imperiled birds

According to a study facilitated by BirdLife, there are more than 1,300 bird species threatened with extinction and among them are hundreds which don’t have the benefit of being household names … Continue Reading Using street art to raise awareness of imperiled birds

To expand athletic facilities, ULM will destroy its natural history collection if new home not found by July

The University of Louisiana at Monroe clearly defined its priorities this week when it ordered the curators of its natural history collection to find a new home for their 6.5 million … Continue Reading To expand athletic facilities, ULM will destroy its natural history collection if new home not found by July

Running Birds of Prey by Austin Thomas

Austin Thomas is a UK-based wildlife photographer whose work you may recognize from BBC Wildlife Magazine. Though he has a keen eye for capturing compelling images of all manner of … Continue Reading Running Birds of Prey by Austin Thomas

NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer provides Live Feed for 2016 expedition

Watch the expedition live stream here! Previously recorded video is available in-between dives.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partners have begun a three-cruise deep sea expedition that will last … Continue Reading NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer provides Live Feed for 2016 expedition

iPhone Apps for Naturalists (2016)

Refreshing the List for 2016This is an update of a post that initially appeared in 2014 highlighting iPhone apps for naturalists. Whether you’re a birder, stargazer, or mushroom fanatic (is there a nickname … Continue Reading iPhone Apps for Naturalists (2016)

Guide to the best Falcon Cams of 2016

In case you were unaware, it’s Falcon Cam season and conservation groups, energy companies, libraries, etc. all have their Falcon Cams up and running. The 24-hour live streams give viewers an … Continue Reading Guide to the best Falcon Cams of 2016

Superb soil mesofauna photos by Andy Murray

I’ve never met Andy Murray in-person, but I feel like we’re kindred spirits when it comes to how we feel about the natural sciences.Andy is the “photographer, writer, entomologist and traveller” behind … Continue Reading Superb soil mesofauna photos by Andy Murray

Noteworthy: “Brilliant Botany” Youtube Series

 Launched in 2011, Brilliant Botany began as a blog created by Claire Hopkins while studying Plant Science and English as an undergraduate. Initially a platform for Claire to share her contagious … Continue Reading Noteworthy: “Brilliant Botany” Youtube Series

Zoosphere and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin make high resolution insect specimen images freely available.

 Biologist Alexander Kroupa and a team of 14 colleagues are working with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin on a huge undertaking: make high resolution images of the museum’s insect collection of freely available … Continue Reading Zoosphere and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin make high resolution insect specimen images freely available.

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