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Mushroom Homes From NASA

Posted Saturday 18th January 2020 at 17:07 by gratography


In a Jan. 14, 2020 press release, NASA's Ames Research Center opines on the possibility of building homes made out of mushrooms for habitation on planets.

Real planets, like Mars.

Well, not exactly mushrooms, but the mycelium, or underground, vegetative part of the fungus from which the so called fruit (i.e., mushrooms) emerges.

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The Big Apple is For the Birds

Posted Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 17:34 by gratography
Updated Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 17:43 by gratography

The Big Apple took a big step proving it was for the birds when the City Council celebrated year end 2019 by passing a ground breaking bird-friendly building initiative that applies to both new building projects and renovations.

With good reason. "Collisions with buildings are one of the greatest threats to birds, and one of the most preventable. North America...
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Flycatcher Fever

Posted Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 22:09 by armadillo
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My vote goes to the Tyrant Flycatchers as just about the nicest birds anyone could hope to meet. Standing in their presence provides them with a perfect excuse to fly close and perch on a nearby tree.

Many species regularly frequent residential areas and consequently do not spook easily in the presence of humans. Don't expect them around the feeder because they're mostly insectivores.

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My Birding Day

Posted Friday 17th May 2019 at 19:07 by fixer
Updated Friday 17th May 2019 at 19:18 by fixer
Had three days up at RSPB Leighton Moss, and got a few picture to show.

These are from the 13th May 2019
Best ever sighting of a Bittern and its only took me over 25 yeas to get some and the best I have ever seen them.


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Birding in Cajamarca: the Cajamarca valley

Posted Friday 15th March 2019 at 14:07 by WilsonDiaz
Birding in Cajamarca: the Cajamarca valley



By Wilson Diaz.
www.greentours.com.pe


This is the second entry of the series "Birding in Cajamarca". In this occasion, I will focus on the valley that surrounds the capitol city of the region: the Cajamarca valley.

The city of Cajamarca is located in the middle of a fertile valley,...
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