Studying gulls also means putting up electrical fencing to keep the foxes out of the colony 🐺 🙂 These long, hard days in the field are no joke but glad to be away from my desk for once and outside. Field season starting soon so probably a bit less bikes and a bit more birds over here 😉
Feeling grateful for the opportunity to work and learn with a group of people committed to being inclusive in Ecology, and one that actively promotes and encourages women and minorities in STEM. I meant to post this on #internationalwomensday but today seems just as good. #womeninstem#marginsci#ecology
Dandelion & Etamine en Chine
Invités par l’Institut Français de Pékin à l’occasion du mois franco-chinois pour l’environnement, la photographe Isabelle Chapuis @isabelle_chapuis et le plasticien végétal Duy Anh Nhan Duc @duyanhnhanduc ont présenté leurs deux séries Dandelion et Étamine dans 5 métropoles chinoises : Pékin, Changsha, Canton, Shenzhen et Dalian. Un voyage riche en découvertes mis en images par le réalisateur Jules Jarossay @jjarossay, musique Benoît Cimbé et coproduction La Maison Noire @la_maison_noire
🌱Lien de la vidéo dans la bio
At the invitation of the French Institute of Beijing on the occasion of the Franco-Chinese month of the environment, the photographer artist Isabelle Chapuis and the botanical artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc exhibited their series Dandelion and Etamine in five Chinese metropolises : Beijing, Changsha, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dalian. A trip that you could discover thanks to the director Jules Jarossay. Music Benoît Cimbé et coproduction La Maison Noire. Models Terry Madenholm, Charly Melchiori. #environment#ecology#botanicalart#flowerart#flower#frenchinstitute#creation , #pissenlit#etamine#artvegetal , #artfloral
🌱Full version video > link in bio
Director : Jules Jarossay - Photographer artist : Isabelle Chapuis - Botanical artist : Duy Anh Nhan Duc - Music : Benoît Cimbé - Coproduction : La Maison Noire, Duy Anh Nhan Duc, Institut français de Pékin.
Next read: An old (but maybe not so well known) natural and environmental history classic, the same age and setting as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
I find it interesting from the very start. Mr Bates sets the tone with these lines, when asked about a butterfly: "Faced with astronomical space and geological time, faced with the immense diversity of living forms, how can one ask of one particular kind of butterfly, "What good is it?" Often my reaction is to ask in turn, "What good are you?"" Marston Bates, The Forest and the Sea, 1960.
CECA was invited to join Water Forum 2017 held by Friends of the Earth (HK) this Wednesday, World Water Day! CECA mentioned that the sea level along Pearl River Delta has been rising every year. However, large-scale reclamations, deforestation of mangroves and damage to coastal wetlands will all spell danger to us.
圖/Photo: Friends of the Earth (HK) 香港地球之友
Вот так экологическая безответственность местных жителей помогла нам перебраться через бушующие ледяные воды реки Рожайка. И мусор немного убрали, и, построив #плот , осуществили детскую мечту) как это было смотрите по ссылке в профиле 👆
Another composed entree salad inspired by @nocrumbsleft and this is what I did with the leftover pork from the other day. Only thing missing was her signature marinated onions, which I had already used up.
This what I used: Bibb lettuce, Persian cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, radishes, Haas avocado, hearts of palm, parsley, s&p, my fave basil olive oil from Temecula, and of course the slightly shredded pork!
People, this is a crowd-pleaser and family friendly (picky young ones can omit components as they like). So fun to make ... and eat!
Хайерле ирта, дустар 🌄! Как всегда, раз в год призываю Вас выключить свет вместе с теми, кого волнует будущее Земли. Цель "Часа Земли" не экономия электроэнергии - это символ того, что надо беречь Природу!!! В этом году акция пройдет #25марта в 20.30. Именно в это время нужно выключить свет на один час. Есть много дел, которыми можно заняться без света 😜 Меняй себя, а не Планету 🌎! #ЧасЗемли#ГодЭкологии#EarthHour#GreenBashkiria#WWF#ЗелёнаяБашкирия#СпасемЗемлю
Have you listened to a place? Did you know that locations have voices? You may not know it, but your ears are already tuned to local dialects; you were fearfully, and wonderfully, put here to listen.
Today I played with some new/old (depending on your timeline) plant friends, gawked at three bald eagles in the city, and chatted up some ducks. The sun, veiled behind a thin linen of clouds, fell faintly on our cheeks from time to time, and we soaked up each second. I meditated in the new light. Breathing and chanting myself home.It was a beautiful, peaceful, yet somehow ominous day.
Underneath all the familiar, good things unfurling and stirring was a sense of dread. I was on nails where I once felt cradled. And it was not M Y dread. The source was outside myself. It was not loud. It did not insist. It permeated. ¤
I drew cards to see what I could see, hovered above high winter water, hedged in by duckweeds and iris. I drew cards to talk to this place, and it was as if they had lain in wait for such an opportunity. Not mincing words, they spoke of crisis, pleas for rescue, and admonished that we must choose our best self over, and over, if we're to be of any help.
This is not the best self of crystal grids (sorry. I mean, keep doing that, sure.) This is the best self that is disciplined, eyes on the prize, wise enough to rest, shrewd enough to fight back.
but where did it come from, this voice, this sharp new nail, hot coals feeling?
I felt the dread on the dock. I felt it tiptoing across the muddied path. And then I knew it's source.
It was the water.
Riparian habitats are especially vulnerable. All the pollutants that run off our roadways and our poisoned fields and down our drains go here, to our rivers, our ponds, and our slow slouges. Here they compound, parts per million become concerning. Here they seep, are eaten, and spread.
These fragile places are home to some of the most perilled creatures; amphibians, and birds. 1/3 of all amphibians on earth are endangered, and bird habitats are rapidly shrinking all around the world (check out @audubonsociety to see some concerning stats).
👇for the hopeful part👇