Trees

Photo: Birdbrian, River Gum Leaning Tree at Greenough Tree = Woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground. Embedded Tweets AsĂ­ las cosas por Oaxaca 😍 pic.twitter.com/IRijWdNneZ — Begoña (@mbdonnay) March 5, 2018 Planeta.com Tree Blindness Crown Shyness …

Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Milky Way over the Desert The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The Mojave Desert is …

Hurricanes

Buzzwords A hurricane or tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstormsthat produce strong winds and heavy rain. – Wikipedia The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 – November 30. National Hurricane Center The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a component of the National Centers for Environmental …

Threatened Species Day

Hashtags September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia. Hashtag: #ThreatenedSpeciesDay Threatened Species Day is 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. It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past and …

KÄ«lauea Volcano

Photo: Ken Lund KÄ«lauea is the youngest and southeastern most volcano on the Island of Hawai‘i. Topographically KÄ«lauea appears as only a bulge on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa, and so for many years KÄ«lauea was thought to be a mere satellite of its giant neighbor, not a separate volcano. However, research over the …

Mammals

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Carnivora Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia, a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands. Females of all mammal species nurse their young with milk, secreted from the …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …

Great Basin

Photo: Great Basin National Park, Eagle Peak Wikipedia: The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America. It spans nearly all of Nevada, much of Oregon and Utah, and portions of California, Idaho, and Wyoming. It is noted for both its arid climate and the basin and range topography that …

Wild Brazil

Brazil Flag Concessions http://www.wikiparques.org/parques-nacionais-de-brasilia-e-pau-brasil-abrem-licitacao-para-concessao-de-servicos http://www.icmbio.gov.br/portal/ultimas-noticias/20-geral/8816-sai-licitacao-de-concessoes-em-2-parques-nacionais Government MinistĂ©rio do Meio Ambiente do Brasil @mmeioambiente Environment http://www.blogambiente.sp.gov.br Wiki Parques http://www.wikiparques.org – https://www.facebook.com/wikiparques – https://twitter.com/wikiparques Welcome to WikiParques, an interactive site dedicated to citizens who want to share their knowledge, explore and discuss our National Parks and protected areas. Collaborate to protect. WikiParques allows you to create, edit, …