Sunday Photo Magazine — 11/17/2019

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PLANET EARTH FLOWERS
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PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS
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PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE
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PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS
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PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY
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PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD
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PLANET EARTH WEATHER
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PLANET EARTH TRAINS AND RAILROADS
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PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE
Solitary Mason Wasp [Pseudodynerus quadrisectus]
PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD
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PLANET EARTH 100 YEAR CLUB
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PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES
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PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA
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PLANET EARTH ON BLACK
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SIERRA CLUB –BUMBLEBEES NEED A DIVERSE DIET TOO — SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES grpup

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PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES has over 7,000 members and over 300,000 photos and videos. 

Queen honeybees have a pretty cushy life. Living inside the hive, worker bees take care of most tasks like collecting pollen and nectar, producing honey, and fixing up the hive. But that’s not the case for queen bumblebees. For most of their life, the fuzzy, fat, black-and-yellow bees in the genus Bombus fly solo and have to fatten up after hibernation, found a colony, and raise a batch of baby workers before they get a day off. Those weeks as a single mother are perilous for bumblebees, which rely on early-blooming flowers to survive the spring. A new study shows that the more diverse the flowers the queen bees can access, the better off the bees are in the long run.

Unlike queen honeybees, Apis mellifera, which can live for years and overwinter in their hives, the bumblebee life cycle is annual. In the fall, after mating with a male drone, new queen bumblebees dig a cavity in the ground to overwinter. When they emerge in the spring, it’s their job to find a new nest site, which can be a cavity in a tree, a hole in the ground, or even a nice tussock of grass. But searching for real estate is hard work, and the bees need to eat flower pollen for protein and sip nectar for sugar as they go about their business. 

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — Boko Haram Attacks — PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS group

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Nigerian refugees struggle in aftermath of Boko Haram attacks:

UNHCR calls for urgent support for more than 35,000 people who fled a surge in militant attacks, and now face acute needs in Cameroon’s remote desert north.

Violence has been ongoing in northeast Nigeria since the Boko Haram insurgency erupted in 2009, forcing more than 2.5 million people from their homes within the Lake Chad Basin in a desperate search for safety.

Cameroon. Violence in Nigeria drives thousands across border

As the insurgency grinds on, thousands have been displaced several times within Nigeria itself, while thousands of others like Blama Tchama, have sought safety over the border on numerous occasions.

The MNJTF, which includes forces from Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Benin, aims at countering Boko Haram and preventing other insurgent groups from gaining ground across the Lake Chad region.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 111,000 photos and videos.

BIRD OF THE WEEK

GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Regulus satrapa
POPULATION: 130 million
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Breeds in boreal forest, winters in variety of forest habitats.

The tiny Golden-crowned Kinglet is one of the world’s smallest perching birds. At only five grams (about the weight of two pennies), it’s not much larger than a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Its genus name, Regulus, means “little king,” and refers to the bright yellow and orange feathers that crown this bird’s black-and-white-striped head.

A Golden-crowned Kinglet needs to eat constantly to fuel a high body temperature and metabolic rate, both of which help combat the cold. If a kinglet goes without food for only a few hours during the day, it will starve and freeze to death.

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Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla)

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Sunday Photo Magazine — 11/10/2019

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