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The beauty, wonders, and enjoyment of Nature.

 
 
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The beauty, wonders, and enjoyment of Nature.
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Reply Sun 29 Aug, 2021 09:20 am
Explore the history of how the National Park Service came to be and how Presidents Lincoln,
Grant, Roosevelt and Wilson helped protect areas like Yosemite and Yellowstone. Learn the
difference between National Forests and National Parks.


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Reply Sun 29 Aug, 2021 09:41 am
The world's most brazenly hidden bird -- the common potoo.

The incredible common potoo isn't much to look at -- so much so that you'll struggle to see it at all! In a bold display of camouflage and mimicry, this bird pretends to be a broken tree branch. To do so, it poses absolutely still, bravely evading predators in plain view of them. The potoo in this video is particularly fearless -- switch the quality up to HD and watch to find out why she's so determined not to be scared away from her perch.

Although you might not see them, the common potoo is, indeed, common in at least parts of its range. This rage extends from Nicaragua in Central America, south to Argentina. Six other species of potoo are known of, all generally similar in appearance and all performing the same posturing cryptic behavior. Potoos have large eyes and a huge mouth -- features they share with the closely related nightjars.

As mentioned in the video, potoos squint their eyes in order to not expose their bright yellow irises and give the game away while keeping track of potential predators. Fortunately for them, potoos have an amazing, subtle adaptation -- slight notches in the eyelids, which are presumed to enable them to see even when their eyes are apparently closed.

Again like the nightjars, the eyes of the potoo are highly reflective to artificial light. Being incredibly cryptic, their eye-shine means that a night time stalk with a torch light is the best way to locate them.

If you've watched the video by now, then you'll know that this potoo has a young chick. Potoos lay just a single egg, and most commonly do so in the slight bowl of a tree branch or broken stump like the one in the video. Potoos form monogamous pairs, sharing responsibility for raising the young. Some evidence suggests that, during the day, egg incubation and chick protection duties are performed by the males of breeding pairs, with the females taking the night shift.

However, over a 36-hour period, there were no 'shift-changes' in this potoo family, making for one no-doubt exhausted parent who we have arbitrarily (males and females have similar coloring) designated as the female!


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Reply Sun 29 Aug, 2021 12:01 pm
Birds-of-Paradise Project Introduction.

The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals the astounding beauty of 39 of the most exquisitely
specialized animals on earth. After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia, and
nearby islands, Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim
Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the
first time ever. This trailer gives a sense of their monumental undertaking and the spectacular
footage that resulted


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Reply Sun 29 Aug, 2021 12:14 pm
Beautiful Places Where The Water is Crystal Clear.

The world is full of amazing crystal clear waters.
Coming up are the most incredible beautiful waters
in the world that are crystal clear!


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Reply Sun 29 Aug, 2021 01:42 pm
How to feed Venus flytraps.

A demonstration of feeding a centipede to a Venus flytrap,
along with other recommendations on feeding.

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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2021 08:55 pm
Why Fishing is a Great Hobby


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Reply Mon 30 Aug, 2021 09:20 pm
The Farm Next Door | Urban Farming in Atlanta

The next best thing to having your own garden—this is how urban farmers are
growing businesses and bringing new life to food deserts.


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Ambitious Louisville study seeks to understand impact of trees on our health.

Trees can add beauty and serenity to a neighborhood -- but can they also improve the health of
its residents? In Kentucky, the University of Louisville — with help from the National Institutes of
Health and The Nature Conservancy — aims to find out. Called Green Heart Louisville, the
initiative involves a large-scale scientific study of how greenspaces affect public health.

Published December 12, 2019

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Reply Wed 1 Sep, 2021 08:05 pm
California's mighty Redwood trees in need of help,
only 5% of original forest still stands.

Published April 20, 2021

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Top 10 things you need to do
in Redwood National Park, California.

Published June 14, 2021

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Reply Wed 1 Sep, 2021 08:35 pm
Hummingbird Waits Outside The Window For His Favorite Guy.

When his partner got him a hummingbird feeder as a birthday present, this guy was determined
to make friends with a hummingbird. Having recently lost his cousin, he had heard there was a
spiritual connection to hummingbirds coming to visit you. Eventually, Hector the hummingbird
showed up at his window.

Published April 20, 2021

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Reply Fri 3 Sep, 2021 08:52 am
This Is Your Brain on Nature | Explorer

Science is proving what we've always known intuitively: nature does good things to the human
brain—it makes us healthier, happier, and smarter. Nature writer David Gessner explains why.

Published January 8, 2016

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Reply Fri 3 Sep, 2021 08:56 am
Can Nature Make Us Healthier? | Mindful Escapes | BBC Earth

Published September 5, 2020

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MARVIN GAYE - Everybody Needs Love


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Gladys Knight & The Pips - Where Peaceful Waters Flow


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