Oct 312012
 
Florida Fall Butterflies

Late summer and fall are great butterfly times here in Southwest Florida. Here are some species we have seen recently….mostly in our backyard butterfly garden.

Oct 312012
 
Why It’s Worth it to Visit Manzanillo when Birding Costa Rica

Manzanillo is almost as detached from the typical Costa Rican birding circuit as you can get without leaving the country. Tucked way off in the southeastern corner of the country, it seems silly to drive there when you can see most of the same birds in the Sarapiqui region. If given the option, though, I […]

Oct 302012
 
Thousand-Turbine Wyoming Wind Development on Track to become Country’s Biggest Eagle Killer Says Bird Group

(Washington, D.C., October 10, 2012) U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on October 9, 2012, that his department has approved the proposed Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project site as suitable for wind energy development. The project will consist of two sites encompassing up to 1,000 wind turbines on almost 220,000 acres […]

Oct 292012
 
Study Finds Free-Roaming Cats Pose Threat from “Serious Public Health Diseases”

(Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012) A study published in the peer-reviewed public health journal, Zoonoses and Public Health, has found that free-roaming cats pose a threat from “serious public health diseases” to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. The paper was authored by R.W. Gerhold of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Wildlife Health, Department of […]

Oct 282012
 
Blue Damselflies

Damselflies are mating in the marsh grass on the New Jersey coast. Read about it in my blog by pressing “web” below. Read more about common insects in my book, A Field Guide to Urban Wildlife.

Oct 282012
 
All along The Strait

Yesterday the weather started to change, as a low-pressure system came up from the south-west. Rain came in the night which is a pity as it’s our daughter Amelia’s birthday today! There were some insects around as I explored the coastline from Tarifa to Pelayo with father and son, Terry and Gary from the UK […]

Oct 282012
 
Protected Species May be Killed by Proposed Prairie Dog Control, Environmental Groups Charge

(Washington, D.C., October 16 , 2012) Defenders of Wildlife, American Bird Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Audubon of Kansas have urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject an application by Scimetrics to use the rodenticide Kaput-D for the control of black-tailed prairie dogs in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, […]