This image shows three full years of tracking a single male Rough-legged Hawk. These incredible tracks show just how far these birds travel! First captured while on migration in Montana on Oct 10, 2017, as a 2-year-old, this hawk has provided 15,866 GPS locations to add to the world's largest dataset on this important species. It literally flew up to the far ... far north of Canada (tip of the Northwest Passage), then headed west to parts of the Northwest Territories and back down to Colorado - unbelievable! Prior to this research we had no idea they traveled such a wide range. Connect with Nature! Photo / Research Credit: Neil Paprocki / The Rough-legged Hawk Project ... See MoreSee Less
Aboriginal tribes around the world have always had a close relationship with nature - but here's something you might not know. Estimated to be the oldest man-made structure on earth, the Brewarrina Aboriginal fish traps on the Barwon River in New South Wales, are over 40,000 years old. These stone fish traps are evidence of engineering skill, knowledge of river hydrology & fish biology, ask 10 different people what they think is the oldest surviving manmade structure on earth and chances are you will get 10 different answers. The pyramids of Egypt or Central America? Not even close. Stonehenge? A relative newcomer. The Neolithic farmhouses of the Orkney Islands, or the Great Wall of China? At 7,000 years of age, the oldest of these barely registers alongside the granddaddy of them all - the Ngunnhu fish traps of Brewarrina. Connect with Nature! ... See MoreSee Less
We have a similar thing in South Africa. Goggle Kosi Bay fishtraps.
Connect with Nature, catch it, kill it and eat it!
no estoy de acuerdo en eso ya que así acaban y exterminar a todos los peces aquí también se practica algo parecido a esas trampas y agarran hasta las crías de los peces evitando su proliferación y aumentando su extinción .
That's amazing, wow! Thanks Brian for all you research and do! Sharing :)
they are a lot bigger than the pictures, they are finding more and more. the drought helped.
Lightning bushfires for hunting and forest management was a regular aspect of traditional practices in Australia
Awesome and a treasure
Amazing info. Thanks !
Brad Moggridge great pic too
That is amazing to know, my ancestors (Inuit) also did this when the fish lakes were migrating from lake to ocean or vice versa, confuses fish easily and that’s how they get trapped
Much better at sustainable fishing in the old days. Not like human today, harvest once abd kill the rest with their fish nets
I live this sort of thing.
But it seems astonishing that they could even be there considering how much nature, the land, would normally change in such a long time!
Anyone .. ??
They just might be the cutest squirrel in the world!. The adorable 'Ezo Momonga' is a type of 'Dwarf Flying Squirrel' unique to Hokkaido island in Japan, and they naturally exist nowhere else on the planet. Japanese flying squirrels are strictly nocturnal creatures (which is one reason they have those big beautiful eyes) and spend their days high up in boreal, evergreen forests. These rodents are silent gliders and move quickly among tops of trees soaring 100 m (328 ft) at a time, and rarely do they descend to the ground. And because a main source of their diet is pine seeds, they are a major spreader of new seedlings throughout the forest - so they are extremely important to the ecosystem. But man... are they cute! Connect with Nature! Photo Credit: Masatsugu Ohashi ... See MoreSee Less
In a surprising twist, butterflies hunt Caiman - well, just their tears to be exact. And the reason being - the insect is in pursuit of nutrients and minerals - chiefly salt. Those that drink tears are referred to as “lacryphagous,” from lacrima, the Latin word for “tear.” It also happens that sodium and some of those other micronutrients are hard to find in nature, so these critters have to get inventive. And since Caiman will sit still for long periods of time... well, that makes them the prefect target. Its even been noticed, that some of the bolder winged beauties will irritate their host's eyes to produce more 'salty" eye drops. And we dont think it bothers the Caiman - but this guy doesn't seem to be all that amused either! Connect with Nature Photo credit: Mark Cowen ... See MoreSee Less
This just might be the most beautiful 'mushroom' in the world! The 'amethyst mushroom', Elaeomyxa Cerifera, is an amazing Myxomycete (slime mold) first discovered in 1942. Mostly found in Tasmania, It’s often referred to as a mushroom - but it’s a fungi. And yes, all mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. If you ever have the chance to see one when It's fruiting structures split open to release it's spores, they twinkle like a disco ball in bright shades of purple, silver, and green. It's like a scene from Avatar! Connect with Nature! Photo Credits: John Robinson / Sarah lloyd ... See MoreSee Less