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Atossa Soltani on Being a “Planetary Citizen” and Defending the Amazon — With a Trace: Documenting and Sharing the Experiences of the Iranian Diaspora

By Kian Moaledj, Center Spring Intern For Atossa Soltani, the natural world presents an identity that transcends national imaginaries. “Paradise is right here on this Earth. This is the sacred, right here, in this time,” she says. An activist for Indigenous and environmental rights for over 30 years, Soltani is dedicated to protecting the Amazon’s […]

Atossa Soltani on Being a “Planetary Citizen” and Defending the Amazon — With a Trace: Documenting and Sharing the Experiences of the Iranian Diaspora
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Petrie Island — dymoonblog

Sometimes, my mind is not always present. This was my first visit to Petrie Island in a long time. I parked and walked across to the inlet, and was startled by a black bird who few right up to me and landed just a heart beat away. He puffed up his chest opened his wings […]

Petrie Island — dymoonblog
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Chennai resident sights two rare warblers at home on the same day — Happy Eco News

A Large-billed Leaf Warbler sighted in the greenery at an apartment complex in Pallikaranai on April 3, 2021. Photo: Sundaravel Palanivelu The city falls in the migration route of the passage migrants Western Crowned Warbler and Large-billed Leaf Warbler. As these birds ‘pass through a narrow window of time’, there are not many records of […]

Chennai resident sights two rare warblers at home on the same day — Happy Eco News
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6-Days Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru- Naivasha Superb Luxury Safari tour — Wild Race Africa Safari Tours & Travel

Enjoy a short but extremely rewarding 5 Nights/6-Days Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Luxury Safari Tour that guarantees you a firsthand experience of the Great Rift Valley lakes destinations and the vast game-rich plains of the Masai Mara. 6-Days Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru- Naivasha Superb Luxury Safari tour itinerary This safari package […]

6-Days Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru- Naivasha Superb Luxury Safari tour — Wild Race Africa Safari Tours & Travel
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Common Raven — Morning Call — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Recently, I encountered a Common Raven vocalizing. It was fairly early one morning in southern Arizona’s farm country. The raven was atop a utility pole and it sat there for a while, emitting a string of grunts, […]

Common Raven — Morning Call — Sonoran Images
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A favourite sunflower… — Flighty’s plot

variety is Musicbox,  which I’ve now grown for a number of years.  It’s a knee-high one, growing to around 30in/70 cm, which is ideal as they are rarely affected by the wind on my exposed plot. The plants are multi-headed with dark-centred flowers 4 in/10 cm across in range of colours including cream, mahogany and […]

A favourite sunflower… — Flighty’s plot
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Lens-Artists Challenge #144 – Taking Flight — John’s Space …..

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever] Per Tina “Yes, of course the birds. But beyond them, butterflies, bees and other insects, airplanes, balloons, bubbles, kites….“ There will be hummers. Following is the only ‘charm’ of hummingbirds I have in my photos. From along the Salmon River in Idaho. Stay safe, be well.

Lens-Artists Challenge #144 – Taking Flight — John’s Space …..
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Choughs and other visitors — Oliver Nares Photography

A pair of choughs were resident on our property, during the breeding season, for some time before we came here. They nested on a narrow ledge in an old corrugated iron barn which was largely destroyed in the gales of 2014. When we rebuilt the barn we were particularly keen to encourage them to continue […]

Choughs and other visitors — Oliver Nares Photography
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Rain Check — Pep’s Free From Kitchen

I almost burned my dinner watching the birds. I honestly missed that these were in bloom. It’s been years and so many lilies, but they still amaze me at how big and fast they grow. This one dived in, landed and flew from branch to branch and whizzed away. We’ll have tulips until May this […]

Rain Check — Pep’s Free From Kitchen
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Catch the pigeon… — John Dempsey Birdblog

The Stock Dove was happily grubbing about on the deck and the Peregrine probably didn’t notice the opportunity until it was right on top of it. Never one to pass up a free lunch the falcon stalled and dropped onto the dove just as it was taking off. Game over before it had begun, predator […]

Catch the pigeon… — John Dempsey Birdblog