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Nature

Post by Stardust on 28th January 2017, 21:24



Ten natural wonders of the world.



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Spiders

Post by Stardust on 29th January 2017, 14:58

I love the little Peacock Spider. Very Happy
Not so keen on the Brazilian Wandering Spider though and I'm glad our bananas don't come from Brazil.
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By the way, that strange white spider in the photo is not real.



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Birth of pine martens

Post by Stardust on 29th January 2017, 20:53

Here's an article with video footage of the birth of baby pine martens.  happyheart

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/thrilling-birth-of-rare-predator-119650/

If you want more information about Wildwood Discovery Park in Kent, home page here:

https://wildwoodtrust.org/



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Healing Nature in Scotland

Post by Stardust on 30th January 2017, 08:57

A very nice little video.



"Trees for Life" restoring the Caledonian Forest:



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London Wildlife Trust

Post by Stardust on 31st January 2017, 08:22

This is a great site with lots of information on different species in and around London (but not only). Check on the "Nature Reserves" and on the "Wildlife and Nature" in particular.
http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/

An interesting little video on London wildlife:


More about London Wildlife Projects:
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Farne Islands

Post by Stardust on 2nd February 2017, 15:54

Very Happy 

Had a weary day? Sit with your feet up and watch this lovely short video (3:13 minutes).



Then take a look at this National Trust site where you can find out lots more about Farne Islands and the cute little seal pups, puffins, etc...:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/farne-islands

If anyone reading this is interested, they're looking for a new ranger for the Farne Islands. Applications for the position of ranger close on 7th February 2017. Find out more here:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/news/could-you-be-the-new-farne-islands-ranger-



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Argentina

Post by Stardust on 3rd February 2017, 16:05

Heard a lot about Argentina, though I've never been there myself. Great country from all accounts, and these short videos seem to confirm this.







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Thingvellir National Park - Iceland

Post by Stardust on 16th February 2017, 16:30



Thingvellir (Þingvellir) Valley where the first meeting of the Althing, the Icelandic Parliament, took place and was held annually from 930 AD to 1798.

Interesting article: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1152




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National Forest Foundation (US)

Post by Stardust on 20th March 2017, 17:55

Even if you're not in America this site has lots of interest and you can also consult their magazines and download beautiful forest desktop backgrounds.

https://www.nationalforests.org/



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On the road to extinction

Post by Stardust on 22nd March 2018, 10:23

8 animals being hunted into extinction:
elephant, gorilla, lemur, pangolin, rhinoceros, sea turtle, snow leopard, tiger.

https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/8-incredible-animals-being-poached-extinction/

Here are 10 animals that are already extinct :

https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/glimpse-what-we-lost-10-extinct-animals-photos/
 
 



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Re: Nature

Post by Kitkat on 22nd March 2018, 13:27

Stardust wrote:8 animals being hunted into extinction:
elephant, gorilla, lemur, pangolin, rhinoceros, sea turtle, snow leopard, tiger.


Never heard of - let alone seen - a pangolin before.  
eeeuw .... Squirmy, scaly little things aren't they ...  I wouldn't like to come across one of those! rock
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Re: Nature

Post by Stardust on 23rd March 2018, 09:52

Kitkat wrote:Never heard of - let alone seen - a pangolin before.  
eeeuw .... Squirmy, scaly little things aren't they ...  
I wouldn't like to come across one of those!
I think it's pretty and, given the circumstances, it's not likely you'll ever see one, Kitkat.
Sad... poor pangolin.



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Nature "did-you-knows"

Post by Stardust on 26th March 2018, 17:13

Hundreds of interesting facts about Nature than you might not know.

https://www.did-you-knows.com/did-you-know-facts/nature.php

According to this site, for instance:

It takes 50 minutes to soft boil and two hours to hard boil an ostrich egg.

A rat can tread water for 3 days.

Camels have 3 eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

All the planets in our solar system could fit inside Jupiter.

A woodpecker can peck 20 times a second.

The algae found in the world's oceans produces nearly 50% of the world's oxygen.



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Re: Nature

Post by Stardust on 3rd April 2018, 11:48

More cute videos from Dodo:

https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild



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Re: Nature

Post by Whiskers on 3rd April 2018, 21:12

Unfortunately none of them will play for me. I just get a circle going round and round.
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Re: Nature

Post by Stardust on 4th April 2018, 09:32

I just clicked and it works for me, Whiskers.

Try the Dodo homepage: https://www.thedodo.com/

If you still can't get the videos to work they also have written articles, but the videos are wonderful so it's a shame for anyone who can't access them.



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Re: Nature

Post by Whiskers on 4th April 2018, 12:00

Just tried the original link again and its working ok.   yay I dont know why it wouldnt work yesterday.  Must be my computer.  I am on a different comp now, at work.

Watched a couple of those cute videos now.  That site is amazing. purr 

I dont want to stop but got to work now.  surprised   Cant wait for lunch time to see them all.
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Re: Nature

Post by lar-lar Yesterday at 12:48

Wildlife Photographer of the Year just announced.

Here's the winning photograph. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45870218
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Post by Whiskers Yesterday at 20:50

lar-lar wrote:Wildlife Photographer of the Year just announced.

Here's the winning photograph. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45870218

Fabulous photos! purr

It must be hard to pick a winner out of all of them.

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