New Wildlife Blog
There is a new blog that looks pretty darn good called “All About Wildlife” and focusing on threatened habitat and endangered species. It is called “All About Wildlife” and it is located here. I’d say this is one for the RSS feed.
Musings on Nature Blogging … in Nature Blog Networking: The Halls of Academia N8 (that’s, like “nate” fyi) talks about the new Nature Blog Networks categories, and discusses what a nature blog really is and is not. In which my blog is nicely defended. Thanks, Nate.
For this final installation of How the Loon Terns, I’d like to very briefly address four different items of “common knowledge.”
- Loons are driven off lakes by boaters.
- Loons use nursery pools.
- Loon are “ancient birds”
- “Loons winter in Mexico (or wherever).”
Continue reading The End of the Skeptical Loon
This has come up a couple of times recently, so I thought I’d summarize the information here.
The distribution of water on Earth in cubic kilometers
(Biological means like your spit and guts and all the juicy parts of worms and tree saps and water in bacteria and stuff.)
Continue reading Distribution of Water on the Earth
And now, for another installment in our series: How The Loon Terns, an exercise in skeptical thinking using Loons as a waterbird touchstone. (In case you missed it, the previous installment was here.)
Continue reading The Lone Loon Fallacy
This is the continuation of a discussion of loons, skeptically viewed. I am not skeptical about loons themselves. I know they exist. In fact, I just spent the last half hour watching Mom and Dad loon (whom I cannot tell apart, by the way) feeding Junior I and Junior II (whom I also cannot tell apart) what I have determined to be mostly crayfish, but also the occasional minnow.
In this installment of How the Loon Terns we will look at breeding success.
Continue reading Lead Poisoning and Loons: A skeptical look
I’ve been thinking about loons lately. This is not hard do do because every time I turn around there is a loon either watching me fish, yodeling off in the distance, flying overhead, or feeding its babies just off to my right as I sit here writing stuff. This year, the pair of loons that lives in front of the cabin seems to be producing two offspring … the young ones grew quickly to near adult size and seem fit and healthy as far as one can tell. Last year, the pair living here produced zero offspring.
Continue reading Thinking skeptically about loons
And, a bonus shark story:
Professional snipers have been brought in to guard a vulnerable colony of penguins in Australia.
Continue reading Snipers To Kill Penguin Killers in Oz
Dear Reader. The following letter was written by Randy Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers and it concerns you and the planet earth. The publication of this letter is happening in numerous blogs at the same time, coordinated by Sheril Kirshenbaum.
Continue reading A letter to you about saving the ocean