A baby beaver has been seen in London for the first time in 400 years, 18 months after Enfield Council began an initiative to reintroduce the species to the capital as part of a wider rewilding and natural flood-management project.
#Beavers #Wetlands #London #Enfield #Rewilding #FloodManagement #Wildlife #Biodiversity
The Arafura Swamp is one of the largest wooded swamps in Australia and covers approximately 1,300
square kilometres. This incredibly diverse wetland can support up to 300,000 waterbirds at any one time,
including Magpie Geese, Egrets, Black-necked Stork and Brolgas. The swamp is of great cultural significance to the Yolngu People and was also the location for the 2006 film ‘Ten Canoes’. Photo taken several weeks ago is a typical scenario with a wild buffalo & collections of egrets & magpie geese sprinkled around with wetland grasses in the foreground.🤔 😎 😜
#nature #wetlands #arnhem #VoteYESAustralia #photography #birds
Late summer and fall is berry time! Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) has not only very interesting spring flowers - its red berries are adding color in the floodplain forest, too. No wonder it is called "Feuerkolben" (fire bulb) in German.
I’ve been hanging out in the marsh the last few weeks trying to see the sora who have come to eat the wild rice. They are easy to hear but hard for me to see through the thick vegetation. I think this photo will be the best I get this year. Happy Wednesday everyone!
I saw this on the outskirts of #mumbai #india, today. Someone on #inaturalist suggested these were #yellowcrazyants . This is very disturbing, as these #ants are one of the worst #invasivespecies in the world. To make matters worse, the place where I saw them is a diverse and vibrant #wetland. Birds from all over the world migrate here.
Could someone help confirm if Yellow Crazy Ants native to India?
Acórdão do Supremo pode ameaçar futura reserva natural na Lagoa dos Salgados
Army Corps Of Engineers Struggle To Stop #SaltWater Creeping Up #Drought Weakened #MississippiRiver Basin From The #GulfOfMexico. Plaquemines Parish Already Can Only Use #BottledWater, But #NewOrleans #Louisiana And Many More Communities, Plus #Agriculture, #Wetlands, #wildlife And Industry Threatened Day By Day As Situation Worsens
A visit to Bowling Green Marsh over the high tide this morning- it rained, it sunned but the birds were there in force. Ruff, Turnstone, Bar and Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Common Redshank Spotted Redshank, Curlew and Whimbrel and a single Avocet. Also, Shoveler, Pintail, Mallard, Gadwall and Teal.
New paper! "The Sound of Water: sensing a wetland intervention through interactive environmental audio" just out in cultural geographies: reflecting on making an audiovisual environmental data-story.
A joy to work with collaborators Skye Wassens and Adrian Mackenzie on this. This article will be part of a "Digital Ecologies" special issue coming soon 👀
New art of a South Carolina Bald Cypress swamp wetland forest near sunset, reflected in water.
More art: www.ElegantFinePhotography.com
#southcarolina #cypressforest # #autumncypresstrees #cypresstrees #southcarolinawetlands #wetlands #AYearforArt #landscapephotography #art4mom #nature #landscapephotography #elegantfinephotography #normabrandsberg
I don’t know if the great blue herons I usually see fishing on the west and east sides of the wetland shore are always the same individuals, but I have fallen into the habit of calling them West and East Herons. And West Heron consistently has an astonishing success rate for fishing strikes! Even so, e didn’t quite know what to do when e caught two at one blow yesterday :)
Content Note: smol fishes in distress
The Amazon region is best known for its tropical rainforests. However, there are other ecosystems … Here in Bragança and the neighbouring districts there are seasonal coastal wetlands between the mainland and the mangrove-covered intertidal zone. They are inundated by freshwater during the rainy season. A common aquatic plant in channels and lakes is Cabomba aquatica, a distant relative of the water lilies.
#Amazonas #wetlands #Cabombaceae #Nymphaeales #botany #aquaticPlants #BragancaPA
BOTANY FIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, 9/16, BROOKLYN, NYCMARINE PARK IS THE LARGEST PARK IN BROOKLYN, AND CONTAINS 530 ACRES OF GRASSLAND AND SALT MARSH. COME JOIN THE TORREY BOTANICAL SOCIETY TO EXPLORE THIS IMPORTANT URBAN ECOSYSTEM, AND THE PLANTS THAT CALL IT HOME!TRIP LEADER: PRIYANTHA WIJESINGHEREGISTER: HTTPS://WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/E/PLANTS-OF-MARINE-PARK-BROOKLYN-TICKETS-714729875297#BOTANY #BOTANISTS #BROOKLYN #NYC #EVENTS #FIELDTRIPS #WETLANDS #GRASSLANDS CC: @xris
Botany Field Trip, Saturday, 9/16, Brooklyn, NYC
Marine Park is the largest park in Brooklyn, and contains 530 acres of grassland and salt marsh. Come join the Torrey Botanical Society to explore this important urban ecosystem, and the plants that call it home!
Trip Leader: Priyantha Wijesinghe
"In #LostLands — Second-Place Winner of the Yale #Environment 360 #Film Contest — #Cambodia-based filmmaker #AndyBall focuses on two families who describe how unchecked mining of river #sand for #UrbanDevelopment has devastated their #fisheries and food-producing #wetlands."
The New-England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is the most iconic of the American Asters and a garden favorite around the world. There are over 100 species and hybrids in this genus though, typically with many small white, blue, or purple flowers. In our little wetland, they are just now starting to take over the late season bloom from the sunflowers, bonesets, and goldenrods.
#Florespendence #FloweringFriday #NativePlants #Wetlands
Napa River and Bay Trail
The waters, #wetlands and uplands you see along the Napa River Bay Trail are part of an interconnected watershed system that drains into the San Francisco Bay. Except for the section north of Imola Avenue in the City of Napa, the route is also part of the ambitious 500 mile-long region-wide San Francisco Bay Trail, now a little more than half completed.
Wetlands are bewitching ecological wonderlands! Basically every time I go #birding in the wetlands I come home wanting to belt the song “The Swamps of Home”!
“In my soul is the beauty of the bog; in my memory, the magic of the mud.
I know that blood is thicker than water, but the swamps of home are thicker than blood!”
(Link is to audio of Carol Burnett singing this song in the original Broadway production of “Once Upon a Mattress”:)
I am happily flummoxed I got decent photos of these dear river otters that approached me curiously today! I was so awed and flustered I spent the 30 seconds of their closest approach staring, hoping they weren’t trying to warn me off, and absolutely forgetting to use the iPhone I’d fished out of my pocket (as they were by then too close for my zoom lens!)
I wasn’t even 100% sure whether there were 3 heads or 4 in that shifting Celtic knot of otters!
after supreme court ruling last spring, many US wetlands lose protection.
"This rule spells out how the [Supreme Court] decision has undermined our ability to prevent the destruction of our nation's wetlands, which protect drinking water, absorb floods and provide habitat for wildlife."
#urban development is a major driver of #wetlandloss in #ontario and the Provincial Policy Statement (under the Planning Act) is the source of protection for Provincially Significant #wetlands. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is the lead Ministry for the PPS as well as policy instruments like the #greenbelt Plan.
Housing matters to wetlands.
Which leads me to my next question, which is: if the Miyawaki forests *are* essentially the same as these wetlands, is there then no positive aspects of the forest to outweigh the potentially armageddon-provoking negatives?
" It could impact up to 63% of #US #wetlands by acreage and around 1.2 million to 4.9 million miles of #EphemeralStreams. An ephemeral stream is one that typically only has water flowing through it during and immediately after rain events. "
There goes protection against storm surge, pollution filtration, water sources in arid places, just as the effects of #ClimateChange hit harder.
@DiverDoc An unbelievable act, owed to Federalist Society's SCOTUS justice & recurring guest of oligarchs Samuel Alito.
#RuleOfLaw #CleanSCOTUS #Corruption #Bribery #InvestigateLeonardLeo #InvestigateFederalistSociety #EPA #Pollution #Wetlands
One year ago we flooded a forest - the results are insane
We studied more than 1,500 coastal ecosystems - they will drown if we let the world warm above 2℃
> Rising seas are pushing coastal ecosystems to the limit of endurance. Now international research reveals a “tipping point” will be reached if we allow more than 2 degrees of global warming.
PROFIT OVER PLANET!
The EPA removes federal protections for most US’ wetlands
The amended EPA rule is to comply with a Supreme Court ruling this year that narrowed the scope of the Clean Water Act and the agency's power to regulate waterways and wetlands.
New at Nature :: Spirit:
"In old Hawaiʻi, turning water permanently out of its streambed was against the law. It wasn’t just illegal, it was unthinkable. Because to the Hawaiians, ola i ka wai: water is life. Water is for everyone, and for everyone equally."
Where Water Wants to Go: thoughts on Lahaina, colonialism, and mālama ʻāina, or caring for land
@chillicampari @plants As #sphagnum is the essential part of #wetlands and #bogs which are so important for biodiversity, it may need their pH level, too. But there's some confusion about the name: https://www.sandiaseed.com/blogs/news/sphagnum-moss-vs-peat-moss So the pH of the water will be essential.
As summer advances, the tall flower spikes of the Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) are nearing the end of their bloom. The individual blossoms may be small, only a few millimeters wide, but their multitude feeds countless species of bees, bumblebees, wasps, flies, and soldier beetles with pollen and nectar; birds like Sparrows and Cardinals may later snack on the seeds.
I would have been very happy with photos of just one belted kingfisher, but I believe this is FOUR: perhaps the whole family that lives in this area. I have seen three of them before, taking it easy together. However, they were not taking it easy today! Hovering, diving, fishing, and (the one pair) engaging in aerobatic LARKS!
As summer begins to shade into autumn, the warblers have fallen silent and the marsh is a much quieter place. The wind whispers in the reeds, circling buzzards mew, house martins chirrup as they hawk. The plant life is still riotous, with hemp agrimony and purple loosestrife adding colour. Berries ripen, seeds mature, thistledown drifts
Louisiana's Sea Level Rises, Taking Swamps And Hurricane Protection With It
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2023/new-orleans-sea-level-hurricane-wetlands/ <-- shared media article
#GIS #spatial #mapping #Louisiana #coast #spatialanalysis #spatiotemporal #coastalcommunities #coastalprotection #mitigation #monitoring #engineering #wetlands #wetlandsconservation #sealevel #sealevelrise #SLR #stormsurge #extremeweather #climatechange #landform #USA #gulfcoast #subsidence #erosion #groundwater #saltwater #saltwaterintrusion #NewOrleans #marsh #saltwatermarshes #wetlandloss
#Scandal in #Ontario. Surprising literally no one, @OntarioAuditor concludes that a high level #Ford staffer gave preferential treatment to certain developers in the #Greenbelt land grab. What IS shocking is that just 2 developers stand to gain $8.3 billion and own 92% of the land involved. These 2 pirates are robbing Ontarians of 1000 acres of #wetlands and #woodlands. #duffinsrougeagpreserve #onpoli
The first time I saw a black phoebe, I had to show the distant, fuzzy, glare-distorted photo to birdodon to ask for help identifying it.
So I was SO excited yesterday when my second black phoebe came much closer! I got to watch the winsome little hunter perch and pose and hawk after insects!
Something for #Mosstodon today although it's not a moss at all but just as cool! Like mosses, liverworts don't have a vascular system and spend most of their lifecycle as gametophytes with a single set of chromosomes. If we humans did that, our eggs and sperm would grow into independent organisms who then would do the mating and growing babies instead of us.
Associate program manager Cindy Schmidt recently joined the team in Idaho to build beaver dam analogs—temporary, human-created structures which help beavers get established in an area.
After seeing how the beavers benefited the land, “I became a beaver believer,” Schmidt said.
Why is anyone buying any property anywhere in #SouthFlorida?
(I don't have an open or free link to share)
With less than a year to go, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is in a dreadful mess. These 5 steps are needed to fix it
"The Murray-Darling Basin covers about a seventh of the Australian land mass: most of New South Wales, parts of Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, and all of the Australian Capital Territory. It includes the Murray River and Darling River/Baarka and their tributaries...."
#freshwater #ecosystems #rivers #wetlands #MassFishKills #biodiversity #NSW #irrigation #extraction #transparency #accountability #trust #environment #MurrayDarling #water
#BiodiversityShrines The #butterfly Colias Palaeno was native in #Alsace in Eastern #France. It is now extinct even in the nature parks of the #Vosges. Since 1980 it vanished in 4 French Departments, which was 33% of its habitat. Its #extinction is humanmade by destroying #wetlands. The butterfly was particularly vulnerable because it depends on a single #bog plant: Vaccinium uliginosum. Micro habitats shall protect them. #Lepidoptera #biodiversityLoss #FibreArts @fibrearts #NatureArt #Activism
This longboi goes by the nickname Wanderer for off world-ers. He's instrumental in helping Heldel on his mission.
Learn more about the Ardeidane people and Heldel here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarahdahlinger/astra-fauna
I had a feeling I was being watched ...
I'm really pleased how this turned out. Taken live, in the field, on the banks of the Hudson River in the Adirondacks.
This is a teneral adult dragonhunter, meaning it was emerging from its last molt and could not fly yet, which is why it was such a cooperative subject.
A few moments from Arnhem Land that I'll treasure for a long long time. Flocks of Magpie Geese flying across the billabong. Whiskered Terns catching fish in amongst the lily pads in the shallows. Backlight illuminating the young Rock Figs at the site of the Rainbow Serpent.
I'm very lucky to have had the chance to travel in my lifetime. Through photography, I get to experience it all over again and again.
Another montage from my last trip, this time deep inside the stronghold of mosquitos. I'm more scared of them than the crocs to be honest. Anyway, the Sigma 60-600mm is an absolute peach combined with the LUMIX S5II.
I need to write up a feature on that lens, and another comparing my experience with the full-frame S5II compared to my much loved G9 and the super-nimble 100-400mm (equivalent of 800mm).
2022's features in #CurrentBiology now in the #OpenArchives (11/24): South American #wetlands being on fire was a problem I didn't see coming, but it is a serious one, caused by #deforestation in the #amazon. https://proseandpassion.blogspot.com/2022/06/fire-and-water.html #science #ecology #environment #anthropocene For some reason, this is the most clicked science related entry on my blog ever (there are three older, culture-related ones above it in the all-time charts. Any clues?
@annejefferson Leonard Leo's the SCOTUS ice-cream maker & vendor, with currently six ice flavors in his box, wandering about & praising each: "Buy one & have all! Waiting for your bid — highest wins!"
It's simple: Clean SCOTUS from Federalist Society affiliates & have a clean America!