Bees

Photo: Zion National Park, Honey Bee Bee = Insect with four wings that is related to the wasps, gathers pollen and nectar from flowers from which it makes beebread and honey for food, and usually lives in large colonies World Bee Day May 20 is World Bee Day. The date coincides with the birthday of …

Hurricanes

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

Bogs

Photo: Soomaa National Park (Estonia) Wikipedia: A bog is a mire that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses. It is one of the four main types of wetlands. Other names for bogs include mire, quagmire and muskeg; alkaline mires are called fens. International Bog Day International Bog Day is celebrated the 4th …

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. 2020 Earth Day 2020 Earth …

Rhinos

Photo: Ray Morris, Black Rhino Dawn A rhinoceros is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species. Two of the extant species are native to Africa and three to Southern Asia. September 22 is World Rhino Day Hashtag: #WorldRhinoDay Headlines dark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade – …

2020, International Year of Plant Health

Poster 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health. Hashtag: #IYPH2020 Key Links ippc.int iyph Questions How can those keen on plant health participate in International Year celebrations? Planeta.com Planeta.com celebrates the International Year of Plant Health. We will be updating our resource pages focusing on plants, biodiversity, and efforts to protect plant health around …

Dark Skies

Buzzwords Dark Sky = denoting or located in a place where the darkness of the night sky is relatively free of interference from artificial light Key Links darksitefinder.com darksky.org Facebook @IDADarkSky @haysnightsky Dark Sky Week Held each year in April, 2020 Dark Sky Week is April 19-16. 2020 April is *finally* here…which means International Dark …

Mars

Photo: NASA Marshall, Hubble Portrait News from the 4th planet in our solar system: Insight mars.nasa.gov/insight Weather https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-brings-mars-landing-first-in-six-years-to-viewers-everywhere-nov-26 https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/timeline/landing/watch-in-person http://theoatmeal.com/comics/insight Headlines http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faint Elon Musk Publishes Plans for Colonizing Mars – http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/space.2017.29009.emu http://www.universetoday.com/134547/ever-wondered-final-approach-mars-might-feel-like https://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/earth-to-mars http://waitbutwhy.com/2016/09/spacexs-big-fking-rocket-the-full-story.html http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-announce-mars-mystery-solved http://www.wired.com/2014/07/new-geologic-map-mars-usgs http://www.nature.com/news/water-seems-to-flow-freely-on-mars-1.14343 Mars Rovers Mars Landscapes (Curiosity!) marsrovers.nasa.gov – @MarsCuriosity google.com/mars/about.html Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter_HiRISE.html hirise.lpl.arizona.edu nasa.gov/msl we_are_engineers_and_scientists_on_the_mars technology_and_science-space http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/4-billion-pixel-mars-panorama https://www.360cities.net/image/mars-panorama-curiosity-selfie-night#32.70,7.00,70.0 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/09/science/space/100000003277462.app.html Sky …

Colorado River

Buzzwords Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the …

Sunrise

Photo Sunrise = the time in the morning when the sun appears or full daylight arrives Embedded Tweets We live in a beautiful city. A little #iphoneography for you this morning, Henderson. We’re waking up to a perfect sunrise. pic.twitter.com/n4bhWCXnBt — City of Henderson (@cityofhenderson) October 17, 2019 Recommended Listening Sense of Place: Michael Leunig, …