This video comes from Habitat Seven and shows how nature can help solve problems through biomimicry: “the mimicking of life using imitation biological systems”. An engineer was faced with a problem that would potentially derail the Japanese bullet train but copied the design of the kingfisher to solve it! Definitely worth the watch! Note: you
The following is a review of the Mammals of North America app which is the companion to the wonderful Princeton Field Guides – Mammals of North America [review]. Screenshots are from my aging iPhone 3G that still works adequately. When you first load the app you are given several choices in how to find a
We just found out that one of our favorite birding spots, Rock Cut State Park, may have officially designated birding trails. Two women are working to establish four birding trails, one to highlight each season. The trails would be restricted to foot travel only to allow for birders, including groups, to have it to themselves.
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After adopting Leo we couldn’t wait to take him out birding. Labor Day we decided to check out what was going on at Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. The weather was not ideal for birding but we did see a few Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons as well as a lot of
I learned a new technique in Photoshop called “tilt-shift” and decided to test it out after visiting Stacia’s sister in Winona, MN. We headed to the top of Garvin Heights to get a view of the city. This photo is the finished result of some photoshopping. There is also a flock of American White Pelicans
I absolutely love American White Pelicans. They are massive and beautiful with a wingspan of 9 feet or more. While in Minnesota we were standing at Garvin Heights which overlooks the city of Winona. We were delighted to spot a flock of a dozen or so pelicans gracefully flying by. Then a short time later
On a trip to Winona, Minnesota to visit Stacia’s sister, we headed up to Wabasha to visit the National Eagle Center. I had fairly high expectations of the place and those were exceeded wonderfully! Bald Eagle in your face! We were greeted immediately by a friendly woman when we entered and throughout our visit everyone