• Animal pictures of the year 2012: part two

    Updated: 2012-12-31 00:01:06
    All creatures great and small in our ever popular animal gallery.

  • Animal pictures of the year 2012: part one

    Updated: 2012-12-30 00:01:49
    All creatures great and small in our ever popular animal gallery.

  • Cora the elephant still on the road

    Updated: 2012-12-28 22:33:48
    Last week the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced the death of Susan, a 61 year-old Asian elephant. Susan was an old elephant (the life span of Asian elephants is about 60 to 70 years). She had not performed since 2005 and was euthanized due to declining health. Ringling Bros. may still have [...]

  • Robins on the rise this Christmas, according to RSPB

    Updated: 2012-12-20 22:47:46
    Tim Webb from the RSPB says the numbers of robins in towns and cities has increased dramatically due to an abundance of food.

  • Hallandale Beach stands up for elephants!

    Updated: 2012-12-20 14:29:07
    On Tuesday night, the Hallandale Beach City Commission approved a ban on the use of bullhooks, electric prods, bucking straps and other cruel devices. The ban was approved despite heavy lobbying by Feld Entertainment (the corporate parent of the Ringling Bros. circus), Circus Fans Association of America, and rodeo promoter (and FWC Commissioner) Ron Bergeron. In supporting [...]

  • Review: Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania

    Updated: 2012-12-19 14:55:14
    The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania comes 20 years after the first atlas. Bird populations change a lot in twenty years, so a large tome like this is a valuable resource for casual birders and expert ornithologists alike. The amount of work that went into the Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Pennsylvania [...]

  • New Young Birders Network Centralizes Resources for High-School Birders

    Updated: 2012-12-17 21:30:50
    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Black Swamp Bird Observatory are excited to introduce the Young Birders Network. This new website offers a wealth of resources geared toward birders of high-school age. This site enables young birders to connect with peers, find clubs in their area, discover conferences and events, and find information on colleges [...]

  • There’s never been a better time to eat vegetarian or vegan in south Florida

    Updated: 2012-12-12 19:17:25
    VegSouthFlorida.com, ARFF’s online vegetarian dining guide, has a bright new look. Check it out and let us know what you think! The site features dozens of vegetarian- and vegan-friendly restaurants in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, and more are added all the time. Our hope is that by making it easy to find healthy, delicious [...]

  • Christmas Bird Counts

    Updated: 2012-12-11 13:37:40
    Here we are again at the start of one of the most interesting birding events of the year: The Christmas Bird Count Season. Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) began more than one hundred years ago when a group of birders searched for an alternative to the then popular “sport” of the side hunt. That was when [...]

  • Review – Birds of India: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and The Maldives

    Updated: 2012-12-05 20:25:30
    The second edition of Birds of India (Princeton Field Guides) is expectedly fantastic and thorough. It covers India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and The Maldives and includes 1,375 species of birds! With so many species covered, Birds of India is still manageable in size and easy to browse and find families and species. [...]

  • Lesser Redpoll with a Yellow Head, UK

    Updated: 2012-12-04 09:11:25
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