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NWF is once again urging people to explore their natural areas with Wildlife Watch, to be held during National Wildlife Week, April 19 – 27. So if you’re rusty on Blitzin’ from last year, check out their website, take some photos and get some practice in for the Blogger Bioblitz in June.

Get Your Posts in Now for Oekologie #16

It’s coming tomorrow at the Evangelical Ecologist. Use the BC form or just send them by email. We are looking for Oekologie hosts for August 15th on, so if you feel like putting together a carnival (and drawing some traffic to your blog), just shoot me an email and I’ll sign you up.

Tara has a great post up about infectious diseases and landscape ecology, and being able to reconcile, if you will, very big picture (landscape ecology) with the very small (microbiology).

It has been claimed in the past that birdfeeders were bad for the environment, and now a couple of researchers are looking into published literature on whether or not birdfeeders significantly disrupt the ecology and future evolution of birds. The PR from SD is basically highlights of the researchers’ survey, including indications that birds may…

I Want to Go Here

This is a beautiful snapshot of Providence Canyon, right here in Georgia, believe it or not. The state parks down here seem to be a bit different from the fare up north. Can’t wait to poke around a bit. Here’s another interesting park I found, Panola Mountain, which contains a 100-acre granite monadnock. Photo by…

Spoiled by the Smithsonian

When I was traveling around the country for media conferences in college, the very first thing I did upon arrival was find the aquarium, the zoo and the natural history museum, find how to get there via public transportation and go. I’ve been living in Atlanta for about a month now, and I haven’t done…

So Saturday was Earth Hour, and as if anyone reading this blog didn’t know, lights were supposed to be cut off from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. to send a message to mysterious world power that the world was ready to cut down on energy use. Sort of. I didn’t honor the Earth Hour. We…


“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth … the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need — if only we had the eyes to see.” –Edward Abbey

Hiking with Mormons

Okay, not really. But Jen did just get back from a hiking trip in Utah and has some fantastic photos, including examples of rock art, which she promises to write about in the near future. I’m holding you to that Jen.

Shielding Guyana’s Rainforest

The black caiman is just one of the endangered species that inhabits the Guiana Shield. Back in November, the president of Guyana, one of the poorest countries in Latin America, offered the entirety of his country’s rainforest to a British-led international body in return for help with development. Jagdeo was searching for alternatives to an…