THE spur-winged plover, Vanellus miles, has a distribution that extends from New Guinea along the east coast of Australia to New Zealand. The wader self introduced to New Zealand in the 1930s, and has expanded its range in Australia as well as … [Read more...] about Temperature Gradients and Spur-winged Plovers
Plants and Animals
An analysis of egg industry data has confirmed there are not enough free-range layer hens in Australia to produce the number of eggs labelled free-range. Read more here. The picture shows Jennifer nursing a free range chicken. … [Read more...] about Dishonest Egg Labelling
GREEN tree ants, Oecophylla smaragdina, don’t leave their dead lying around. … [Read more...] about Where Do Dead Ants Go?
BOGOTA - African zoologists are in Colombia to advise local authorities on what to do with dozens of hippos roaming around the abandoned zoo of late drug lord Pablo Escobar in the north of the country. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Hippos Roaming Free in Colombia
Dolphins are notoriously cheeky creatures. What if the decision to splash the water on people was that of the dolphins? Can this woman sue the dolphins. More here. … [Read more...] about Sue the Dolphins?
IN the Sierra Nevada, there are Whitebark Pines, Pinus albicaulis, thought to be thousands of years old now growing at an altitude where seedlings can’t survive winter. So, they reproduce from suckers. Larry Fields told us the story earlier this … [Read more...] about About a Clump of Ancient Black Oaks: Helen Mahr