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 – …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Basin and Range Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. This Planeta.com page aims to be …

Wildlife Friendlier Fences

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS Fences can sometimes become barriers to wildlife movement or present hazards to flying birds. In Wyoming and many other states, wildlife friendlier fence designs have been encouraged. The designs effectively keep livestock from crossing, but allow the movement of big game animals and/or make them more visible to reduce wire strikes by …

Butterflies

Photos Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers (formerly the superfamily “Hesperioidea”) and the most recent analyses suggest …

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 …

Bats

Photo: Spider by Boris 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 …

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the event National and local community organizations participate by organizing events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free highlight the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland …

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Photo: Muledeer FWS About: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was established on August 18, 1908, by President Theodore Roosevelt as the Lake Malheur Reservation. Roosevelt set aside unclaimed government lands encompassed by Malheur, Mud and Harney Lakes “as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds.” The newly established “Lake Malheur Reservation” was the 19th of …

Cranes

Photo: theilr, Moonrise Crane = Cranes are a family, Gruidae, of large, long-legged and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes. There are fifteen species of crane in four genera. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Cranes live on all continents except Antarctica and South America. – Wikipedia …