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November 6

A very, very good field guide for birds

Unfortunately, it's for British birds, but has wonderful design features
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October 26

First comes the fire, then the flood

Book title "A New Coast" says it all
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October 22

Boundary Waters forests will burn, climate will see to that

A new book shows how wildfire changes the world
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October 15

CO2 for Oct. 14, 2019

The usual two-point gain per year
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September 30

CO2 level for Sept. 29

408.22, up three points in past year
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September 17

Read this book

"The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming."
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September 16

CO2 measurement for Sept. 14: 408.12 ppm

The number reflects the vegetation growing season, which removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The count hit 415 this past May, as the growing season began.
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September 9

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, Sept. 8, 2019

A daily record of global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, as measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.
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September 7

BirdNote is a weekly birding digest delivered by email

It's always interesting and informative, with links offering a world of bird photos and text. Take a look.
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September 7

Carbon dioxide measurements

Resuming
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September 6

A mega book about mega animals

Dinosaur facts and figures, illustrated. An amazing book.
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September 6

Seabirding -- an addition and a loss

New field guide published, a wonderful guide retires
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August 29

Explaining value of rainforests

New book gives insight into fires in Brazil
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August 29

A look at "Unnatural Selection"

Another revealing book by Katrina van Grouw
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August 27

Bird cams all over the place

Web site has addresses
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August 10

Wildlife refuges bring money to local communities

Report shows economic contributions made to communities hosting the refuges. And then, read the piece on bird tattoos, tats for people, not birds.
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July 22

The other flyers in the neighborhood

Dragonflies and Damselflies
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July 22
Cornell's "Wall of Birds"

Cornell's "Wall of Birds"

Bird art compared to that of Minnesota's Francis Lee Jaques
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July 22

This blog is back

Book reviews follow this post
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May 15
Geese engage in wet, wild fight

Geese engage in wet, wild fight

Resident gander protects his pond
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May 8

Nabbing gnats

Palm Warbler, early migrant
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April 16

Bird hikes in Brainerd

Thursdays and Saturdays in May
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April 12
Water too thick to swim, too thin to walk

Water too thick to swim, too thin to walk

Slushy pond is a problem
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April 10

Motherhood in the snow

She on her nest. Gander is standing by
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March 27

Bill Thompson III of Bird Watcher's Digest, has died

He was a prolific contributor to the birding world
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