Sequoias

Photo: Peter Sekely, Mariposa Grove Sequoia = a redwood tree, especially the California redwood Headlines Treetop science: Measuring the changing climate’s effects on California sequoias – CBS Planting a ‘Trail of Giants’ – The Atlantic National Park Sites On List Of Landscapes At Risk From Climate Change Wikipedia: Giant sequoia specimens are the most massive …

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 …

Dunes

Photo: Jasperado, Interdune Boardwalk Dune = a mound or ridge of sand or other loose sediment formed by the wind, especially on the sea coast or in a desert Wikipedia Dune Planeta White Sands National Park Cuatro Cienegas Gypsum Deserts

Whales Links

Photo: Bernard Spragg, The Dive Also see: Wales Links Links related to whales presented in somewhat random order: Mexico La Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas registra el primer arribo de la Ballena gris en México en la temporada 2019 – 2020 Whale Watching Whale Watching Web Whale Watching in the Arctic – WWF Whale …

Recognising and reporting other effective area-based conservation measures

Report Cover New report: Recognising and reporting other effective area-based conservation measures Key Links portals.iucn.org/library/node/48773 PDF OECM Reports Questions Where would authors like to receive / respond to comments? Is the report available in other languages? Any tips on logging in and using the IUCN Portal? Does the report have a Creative Commons license? Background …

Mercury

Photo: False Color 2019 Transit Messenger http://messenger.jhuapl.edu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MESSENGER @MESSENGER2011 http://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2822-rare-transit-of-mercury-to-take-place-on-9-may http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/catalog/MercuryCatalog.html http://sci.esa.int/bepicolombo/ BepiColombo is Europe’s first mission to Mercury. It will set off in 2018 on a journey to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System. When it arrives at Mercury in late 2025, it will endure temperatures in excess of …

Astronomy Links

Links related to astronomy Free! The Evening Sky Map is a monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers. System Sounds system-sounds.com Headlines An alien comet from another star is soaring through our solar system New evidence that all stars are born in pairs Biggest telescope may switch location http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/grand-tour-of-the-future/488909 Prehistoric tombs …

Marigolds = Cempasúchil

Photo: Cempasúchil Common marigold may refer to: Calendula officinalis, a species native to Europe, but cultivated worldwide Tagetes, a genus of plants native to the New World, but cultivated worldwide Headlines https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/opinion/mochilazo-en-el-tiempo/la-flor-que-acompana-nuestros-muertos Translating: Marigold flowers Náhuatl: Cempasúchil Wikipedia Common_marigold Marigold Tagetes Planeta.com Flowers Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico Biodiversity Náhuatl Oaxaca Postcards (2008)

Flowers

Photo: Death Valley Flower = Seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals). Quotes Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have …