Friday, January 08, 2016

Loose Feathers #527

Townsend's Solitaire / Photo by Steve Shunk, USFWS Volunteer
Birds and birding news
Science and nature blogging
Environment and biodiversity
  • In order to reduce trail congestion and habitat damage, visitors to Muir Woods National Monument will need to make advance reservations starting in 2017.
  • A pesticide risk assessment by the EPA reported on risks to honeybees but barely mentioned native wild bees.
  • Most chemicals are unregulated, so a toxin like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) can cause health and environmental damage for decades before anything is done about it.
  • Aerial photography recorded a Narwhal nursery off Baffin Island.