Bats

Photo Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets Advantages of being a #bathttps://t.co/SHMzL0HsvWFor a new column with @round_glass , an environment magazine by Grammy winner Ricky Kej pic.twitter.com/LY0bYQg4Ik — Rohan Chakravarty (@thetoonguy) October 20, …

#WildOz

Poster Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. Among our favorite resources: Key Links Parks Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. Twitter Keep an eye …

Bioblitz

Buzzwords BioBlitz = Large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting the public to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over a specific time frame. Also …

Wildlife Tourism Australia Hangout

Poster Join us for our online video conversation with Wildlife Tourism Australia October 18, 4pm Las Vegas, October 19, 9am Brisbane, 10am Launceston. We will be talking with with Ronda Green and members of Wildlife Tourism Australia. We will issue a challenge to find WTA members on the social web (starting with Facebook, Twitter, ) …

Conservation Week in New Zealand

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …

Wisconsin

Photo: Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Wisconsin borders two of the five Great Lakes and four states (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota). Food Known as ‘America’s Dairyland,’ Wisconsin is famous for cheese. The state’s Swiss and German migrants brought recipes for all sorts of smoked meats and cheeses. Specialties include bratwurst. Farmers’ markets …

Wildlife

Graphic: Ron Mader, Wildlife Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants and animals. Features #WildOz http://planeta.com/wildnz Wild USA http://planeta.com/wildocean Biodiversity http://planeta.com/nature Wildlife Wiki Our wiki features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world: Australia Wildlife Africa Wildlife Asia Wildlife Canada Wildlife European Wildlife Mexico Wildlife New Zealand Wildlife North America Wildlife South America …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 is National Bilby Day in Australia and celebrations take place in Beaudesert, Queensland at the Visitor Information Centre on Enterprise Drive. All ages, free entry from 12:30-430pm. Also on Sunday September 10th, 13-year-old Robert Irwin – son of conservation champions Steve and Terri Irwin – will receive the prestigious …

Threatened Species Day

September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia. Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. Hashtag: #ThreatenedSpeciesDay It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past …