The Man who talks to Hippos! Jane Goodall and her son Grub, are trying to save a hippo sanctuary in southern Tanzania. We went to tell their incredible story and meet the man they call the "Hippo Whisperer!" ... See MoreSee Less
Rainbow Snake seen In Florida’s Ocala National Forest for first time in over 50 years! The rainbow snake, also known as the eel moccasin, is a non-venomous colubrid snake that is primarily aquatic and feeds on eels, frogs, tadpoles and other amphibians. These snakes are very strong swimmers, and can grow to about 36-48 inches (91–122 cm) in length. A subspecies, the south Florida rainbow snake (Farancia erytrogramma seminola), was declared extinct in 2011. So these sightings are fantastic news! Follow for more GREAT stories! ... See MoreSee Less
Rare Bolivian glass frogs seen for first time in 18 years! Three Bolivian Cochran frogs, a species of "glass frogs", similar to the one in the photo, were spotted earlier this month in a national park in Bolivia. The tiny amphibians weigh just .001 lbs (0.7-0.8g) and measure less than 1 inch long (19-24mm.) Glass frogs are found in Central and South America and have skin so translucent that their internal organs can be seen through their bellies. Follow for more GREAT stories! ... See MoreSee Less
Husband and wife plant 2 Million trees to restore a destroyed forest! Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado decided to show what a small group of passionate, dedicated people can do by turning deforestation on its head. When they started, the old cattle ranch they had bought was destroyed, only about 0.5% was covered in trees. in the ensuing 20 years, where there was once a deathly silence, there is now a symphony of birdcalls and wildlife. In all, some 172 bird species have returned, as well as 33 species of mammals, 293 species of plants, 15 species of reptiles and 15 species of amphibians, an entire ecosystem rebuilt from scratch. Incredible! ... See MoreSee Less
Thinking down the road, the earth will survive the human insult and yes, some species will be irretrievable during our watch but in the end, the earth will be fine. The thing is, we have inherited an incredible abode of diverse beauty. We can further protect and conserve what we appreciate and is essential for humans by following through with actions small and large (like the Salgado's). In the end we do it for ourselves.
I watched the documentary on this. Simply amazing.
Radar captures massive bird migration! Local radar signals captured the migration (birds) shown in green/yellow and meteorological targets (showers and rain) depicted in darker blues. The birds first appear on radar as they depart from Cuba and emerge in the Florida Straits, disappearing below the radar towards dawn as they reach mainland Florida. The time lapse spans 10.5 hours. Pretty cool! Connect with Nature ... See MoreSee Less