New Study Provides Insights into Genetic History of European Beaver

European beaver (Castor fiber) has been strongly affected by expanding human populations for many thousands of years, says a team of genetic scientists led by Prof Michi Hofreiter from the University of York, UK, and the University of Potsdam, Germany. Beavers have long been an important resource for human populations across the northern continents. Their […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 22 Feb 2014

We are delighted to announce the RESULTS of our latest “Best Photo of the Week” Competition. First Prize is awarded toHarry Eggens for his outstanding photo ‘I’ll Surrender’. Jamie MacArthur wins Second Prize with ‘Success’ and Third Prize goes toHerman Veenendaal for’Black Skimmer’ (see images below). Submit your Photo for the Next Competition Don’t delay! […]

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Juniper Gorge-fest 2014

We have a pretty good sized juniper (not sure of the species) in our backyard that produced a TON of berries (cones, rather) this season. The Yellow-rumped warblers have really enjoyed this. So have the cedar waxwings and robins, but the butterbutts (yellow-rumpeds) own this tree, no questions asked. I’ve enjoyed watching them go absolutely […]

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