MICROBIOLOGY — **PROYECTO AGUA**/** WATER PROJECT** — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 796,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Your Favorite Flower

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Greenpeace

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence

LAGO DE SANABRIA, KERATELLA COCLEARIS, CAMPANAS A MUERTO EN UN LAGO QUE FUE DE CRISTAL.

SOLES DE GELATINA, PROBOSCIDACTYLA, PLAYA DE LA LANZADA//

OIKOPLEURA, VIAJE AL ORIGEN EN UNA OLA, PLAYA DE PRAGUEIRA

ABANICOS DE MAR, LICMOPHORA FLABELLATA, PLAYA DE BALEA

ACTINOPHRYS, RAYOS DE LA AMEBA SOL, REAL JARDÍN BOTÁNICO

Greenpeace

 

 

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — AMERICAN KESTREL — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Greenpeace * United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 107,000 photos and videos. 

BIRD OF THE WEEK

AMERICAN KESTREL

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Falco sparverius 
POPULATION: 4 million; 2.5 million in the United States and Canada 
TREND: Declining throughout North America.
HABITAT: Open habitats such as grasslands, meadows, and deserts, close to suitable trees for nesting and perching.

About the size of a Blue Jay, the American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America. Common nicknames for this scrappy little raptor include “sparrow hawk” (after the distantly related Eurasian Sparrowhawk), “grasshopper hawk,” for one of its favorite prey items, and “killy hawk,” due to its shrill call.

American Kestrels have two black spots, known as ocelli(“little eyes” in Latin), at the back of their heads. These false “eyes” help protect this little falcon from potential attackers sneaking up from the rear, whether they are predators or mobbing songbirds. American Kestrels also have two vertical black facial markings on each side of the head, in contrast to most other falcon species, which only have one.

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DansPhotoArtHawkeye2011DiegojacklittlebiddleS C photos
Pitiguary, Cyclarhis gujanensis (Gmelin, 1789), Rufous-browed Peppershrike

Summer Tanager

House Finch (Male)

Piranga roja, Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra (macho-male)

Stitchbird - hihi

 

GREENPEACE — NEW ZEALAND — TASMAN SEA –ANDREAS KAY PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 87,000 photos and videos.

Right now, the New Zealand bottom trawling fleet is setting out for yet another season of destruction. Each year, out of sight, the NZ fishing fleet go on the hunt for orange roughy using one of the most destructive forms of fishing ever devised. They have to be stopped, and one of the first things we need to do is make people aware of what’s really going on out there.

New Zealand trawl fleet to continue destruction of deep-sea ecosystems 
in South Pacific on the high seas.

New Zealand and Australia to adopt a deeply flawed regulation that will allow continued degradation and destruction of biologically rich and diverse ecosystems in the deep-sea from the Louisville Ridge in the western central South Pacific all the way across to the Tasman Sea.

We’ve stopped environmental crimes in the past and held companies to account. Together in our thousands, we’re forcing change and seeing results.

More and more people are saying ‘no’ to trashing the oceans, forests and climate – and standing up to protect our air, land and water from pollution.

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)deta kEcuador Megadiversoorb1806Hugo von Schreck
Nursery web spider, Thaumasia sp., Pisauridae

Small Minnow Mayfly, Baetodes sp.? Baetidae

Treefrog, Agalychnis hulli

Orchid bees, Eufriesea sp. (ID by Marco Gaiani), Euglossini collecting bark containing perfumes to attract females?

Dewlap of the Equatorial Anole, Anolis aequatorialis

GREENPEACE — ISRAEL’S MONTH OF 1000 WILDFIRES — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 795,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Black and White Photography (Sepia Photography is Welcome)

Greenpeace Israel is calling on the Ministry of Energy to stop developing fossil fuel prospecting in the Mediterranean Sea, and show leadership on the transition to renewable energy in this region.

Unsurprisingly, the Middle East has won the title of Climate Change Hotspot. According to the Meteorological Service findings global temperatures have increased by an average of one degree celsius in the past hundred years. Though in the Middle East the increase is 1.5 degrees, 50% more than the global average.

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Monsoon Storm Over New Mexico

Artistic Lily :-)

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — BAHAMA ORIOLE — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Greenpeace * United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 106,000 photos and videos.

BIRD OF THE WEEK

BAHAMA ORIOLE

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Icterus northropi 
POPULATION: Fewer than 300 individuals.
IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered 
TREND: Decreasing 
HABITAT: Broadleaf and pine forests and edges; will use human-altered habitats.

The dashing Bahama Oriole has shiny black plumage and bright lemon-yellow on its belly, wings, and rump. Unlike the related Baltimore Oriole, male and female Bahama Orioles are very similar in appearance. Found only on the Andros Islands in the Bahamas, fewer than 300 individuals are thought to remain.

This rare oriole belongs to the New World blackbird family, which includes the Audubon’s Oriole and the Red-winged Blackbird.

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DansPhotoArtHawkeye2011DiegojacklittlebiddleS C photos
song thrush

Robin

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It's the berries!

Young Goldfinch