Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous language, Spanish and English. Traducir en idioma indígena. When is Artisan Day? = ¿Cuándo es el Día del Artesano? As this is a timely celebration, we ask that you post something later today and if that does not work, tomorrow. = …

Parkes

Photo: Denisbin, Parkes Radio Telescope The Parkes Observatory, is a 64-metre telescope used for radio astronomy. It is located about 25 kilometers north of Parkes along the Newell Highway, which is approximately 380 kilometres west of Sydney. It is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility, a division of CSIRO It is 6 kilometers off …

Eucalyptus

Images: Biodiversity Heritage Library Wikipedia: Eucalyptus is a genus of nearly nine hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is smooth, fibrous or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form …

Global Ecotourism Network

Elsewhere on the Web Global Ecotourism Network (GEN) – globalecotourismnetwork.org – is an organization whose founding members are the entire ex-Advisory Committee of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES). GEN’s mission is to bring together the world’s national and regional ecotourism associations and networks, destinations, indigenous peoples, global operators, professionals and academicians to grow the industry, …

Wild Ireland

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ireland – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Parks Ireland has 6 National Parks and 78 Nature Reserves designated under the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000 and various …

Equinox

Buzzwords Equinox = the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). Translating: Happy Equinox Spanish: Feliz Equinoccio Embedded Tweets All you need to know about the March equinox, coming up this week: https://t.co/Q0Sp3nL3l8 This …

Teocintle

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Teosintle Teocinte is the wild ancestor plant from which corn was domesticated as a crop by the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Elsewhere on the Web Un recorrido por la historia del teocintle, el antepasado del maíz Biodiversidad.gob.mx Videos Wikipedia Zea perennis Zea Planeta.com Corn = Maíz = Conabio Wild México

Ireland

Photo: VM, Temple Ireland has two official languages, English and Gaeilge (Irish). While everybody learns both at school, less than 5% of the population speaks Gaeilge on a daily basis. Headlines Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels Recommended Listening Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTE) South Wind Blows …

Saint Patrick’s Day

Poster Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17. Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! = Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! Greetings to our friends in Ireland and our Irish friends around the world. What began as a religious feast day honoring St Patrick (Patricius, or Padraig) has become an international festival. Hashtag: #StPatricksDay Questions Sláinte! What are …