Links – March 2, 2012

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photography and Art Links

Several sites have posted about Pinterest, copyright and art including

The news from Bill of Rights for All Creative People that Pinterest is stripping metadata from files has caused me close my Pinterest account. I will be adding the Pinterest code to my website and putting a note on my blog asking people not to pin my work due to Pinterests policies.

Shepard Fairey is back in the news as well

QT Loung has How to create a useful watermark

Mountain Mist Photo has Who cares what others think about your photography

Glenn Guy at Luminous Landscape has Photographing the Human Condition

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

New York Times has Much to Savor, and Worry About, Amid Mild Winter’s Early Blooms 

Beautiful Wildlife Garden has 7 Steps to Birdscaping Your Garden

US Wildflower Journal has An Early Spring at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain

We Love DC has And the Blossom Bloomtime Is….

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Effort Under Way In Congress To Reinstate Ban On Firearms in National Parks Traveler’s View: Republican Presidential Contenders’ Dim View of Federal Lands Is Short-Sighted, National Park Service Touts Economic Might Of Parks: $31 Billion and 258,000 Jobs In 2010,  PEER, National Park Foundation At Odds Over Foundation’s Spending Habits, and Rare Venus Transit Offers a Second Solar Spectacular for Park Sky Watchers in 2012

Wildlife Links

New York Times has Wisconsin Bill Would Allow Hunting of a Once-Rare Crane 

Environment Links

Mother Jones has How Climate Change Causes Earthquakes and Erupting Volcanoes

Greenpeace has Top 10 reasons why Arctic oil drilling is a really stupid idea

If you’re in the DC area – I hope you’ll join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. Next one is scheduled for March 17th when we head over to see Early Spring Flowers at Brookside Gardens. Hope to see you there!

Links – February 17, 2012

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photography Links

British Journal of Photography has Telegraph’s picture editor caught in copyright infringement blunder  [update]

The Consumerist has Groupon Figures It’s Not Important To Use A Photographer’s Actual Pictures To Advertise Photo Deal

A Photo Editor has ACLU Says: Know Your Rights Photographers

The Terra Galleria Blog has Why I use Watermarks

Dan Williams Bird Photography has Early Morning in the Marsh

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

Mother Jones has What the Supplement Industry Isn’t Telling You About St. John’s Wort 

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

Refugee Watch has Friends Tesitfy before Congress in Support of Harris Nect NWR 

The National Parks Traveler has Great Smoky Mountains National Park Looking To Backcountry User Fee To Improve Services, Protect Resources

Wildlife Links

The Christian Science Network has Purple squirrel spotted in Pennsylvania. Did it fall into a portable toilet? 

The Washington Post has Deadly virus hits turtles, tadpoles in Montgomery County

BBC News has Hidden cameras show rare snow leopards ‘thriving’

If you’re in the DC area – I hope you’ll join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. Next one is scheduled for March 17th when we head over to see Early Spring Flowers at Brookside Gardens. Hope to see you there!

Links – February 10, 2012

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photography Links

Nature Photographers Online Magazine has They Are Stealing Our Work

A Photo Editor has The Impact Of Conservation Photography – Garth Lenz

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has National Park Foundation Funding School Field Trips to The National Parks, Sale of Plastic Water Bottles Banned At Grand Canyon National Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore Issues Final Rule Guiding Off-Road Vehicle Management

Wildlife Links

13 News has Whooping cranes opting for Alabama instead of Citrus County

Common Dreams has Bird Population in Collapse Near Fukushima

Environmental Issues Links

Scientific Amercian has Temperatures–Not Acid–Could Cook Coral to Death

Mother Jones has What NASA’s Blue Marble Photo Reveals About Climate Change

If you’re in the DC area – I hope you’ll join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. Next one is scheduled for March 17th when we head over to see Early Spring Flowers at Brookside Gardens.   Hope to see you there!

Links – February 3, 2012

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photogrpahy

Pixiq has When Public Photography Is Not Protected By The First Amendment

Photo Attorney has Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 1a (Costs)

The New York Times has Financing a Rare Book on Endangered Species

Dan Williams Bird Photography has Finding Some Color in the Midst of Winter

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

EcoSystem Gardening has Creating Change to Make the World a Better Place: NWF Backs Down

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Blue Ridge Parkway Digital History Now Online and Survey of Western Attitudes Shows Strong Support for National Parks, Clean Environment

Randi Minetor has What’s the next national park? Part 6: Harriet Tubman historic sites

Refuge Watch has J.N. Ding Darling Documentary

Wildlife Links

NY Daily News has Thai elephants might become extinct because too many people are eating them

The New York Times has They’ve Done It Again: An Albatross Chick

ABC News has Dolphins Reported Talking Whale in Their Sleep

National Parks Traveler has Birding in The National Parks: Bald Eagles No Longer A Ghost Bird in the National Parks

The Washington Post has In Florida Everglades, pythons and anacondas dominate food chain

Mother Jones has What Everglades Pythons and Other Invasive Species Are Trying to Tell Us

Environment

National Wildlife Federation has National Wildlife Federation and ScottsMiracle-Gro Partnership

If you’re in the DC area – I hope you’ll join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. Next one is scheduled for February 5th when we head to Longwood Gardens for their Orchid Extravaganza. Hope to see you there!

Links – January 27, 2012

Yellowstone Gerbera Daisy © 2011 Patty Hankins

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photogrpahy

Mark Dubovey has Everything Matters at Luminous-Landscape

Photo Attorney has Compensating You for Copyright Infringement

Landscape, Nature and Travel Photography has 10 Ways To Improve as a Photographer

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

The Washington Post has Botanists agree to loosen Latin’s grip and New plant map shifts area to warmer zone

BBC News has ‘Peak timber’ concerns in tropics

USDA has USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

The National Parks Traveler has Biscayne National Park Visitors Concerned About Climate Change And How It Could Impact the Park, Friends of Acadia Works With Youth To Plan The Future Of Technology In Acadia National ParkOn The Eve Of America’s Summit On National Parks, Some Questions To Mull and Millions Of Dollars Heading To National Parks For Road, Multiple-Use Trail Improvements

Wildlife Links

The New York Times has Bird-Watchers Revel in Unusual Spike in Snowy Owl SightingsSounding an Alarm on Birds and Mercury and Dozens of Stranded Dolphins on Cape Cod Shores Perplex Rescuers

Discovery News has Invasive Species: Why Not Just Eat Them?

Environment

Native Plant Wildlife Garden has National Wildlife Federation Teams up With Scotts Miracle Gro? and Scotts and National Wildlife Federation: Toxic Partners?

EcoSystem Gardening has National Wildlife Federation and Scotts Miracle Gro: Perfect Together?

If you’re in the DC area – I hope you’ll join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. Next one is scheduled for February 5th  when we head to Longwood Gardens for their Orchid Extravaganza. Hope to see you there!

Links – January 20, 2012

Sunny Wind Hibiscus © 2011 Patty Hankins

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

Invasive Notes has Please consider participating in a Strategic Planning Task Force Survey/Questionnaire for the U.S. National Arboretum

The DC Ladies has Confessions of a Plant Killer

Beautiful Wildlife Garden has Wildlife Garden Trends

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Birding in the Parks: Not Too Early To Plan To Attend Birding Festivals in the National Park System and Congress Asked To Pass Legislation To Increase Size of Gettysburg National Military Park

Refuge Watch has First Donation of Land for Everglades Headwaters NWR

Examiner.com has New study proposes Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Wildlife Links

Mail Online has Bear-ing all: 24-hour, secret camera attached to grizzly bears captures just what they get up to in the Alaskan wild

National Parks Traveler has U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Finalizes Ban on Transportation of Non-native Constrictor Snakes That Threaten Everglades and Dozens Of Dolphins Strand Themselves On Cape Cod and Yellowstone National Park Report To UNESCO Outlines Issues of Park’s Genetic Isolation, Human Pressures

US Fish and Wildlife Service has North American Bat Death Toll Exceeds 5.5 Million From White-nose Syndrome

Adventure Journal has This Spirit Bear Cub Is Darn Cute

Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science & Recovery has New Sea Turtles Arrive at the Sea Turtle Hospital

Environment

Washington Post has Obama administration rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Links – January 13, 2012

Links – December 30, 2011

Mexican Hats © 2011 Patty Hankins

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photography and Art Links

The New York Time has From North Korea, an Altered Procession

Plants

Native Plant & Wildlife Garden has 5 Wildlife Gardening Resources for the Pacific Northwest

Washington Gardener has Christmas Tree Recycling Tips

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Congress Authorizes … But Doesn’t Fund … 5.5 More Miles Of Bridge On Tamiami Trail Through EvergladesNational Park Service Reviewing West Virginia Site For Possible National Park and Preserve, and Winter: A “Secret Season” in the South’s Loftiest National Parks

Wildlife Links

Wildlife Extra has Jaguar cubs photo shows conservation success in Bolivia

The Daily News Online has Migrating snowy owls run afoul of civilization

Mother Jones has Unusual Marine Mammal Deaths on 4 US Coasts

BBC News has Palm oil threat to Indonesia’s orangutans

Native Plants & Wildlife Garden has To Feed or Not to Feed… (Birds)

Monga Bay has The biggest new species discoveries in 2011

The Washington Post has Kemp’s ridley sea turtle stranded on beach in Europe in 2008 returned to Gulf waters off Fla.

Environmental Issues Links

Switchboard has New Energy-Saving Bulbs Are Coming — Here’s How You Find the Right Ones for Your Home

Econpreneurist has   One Hundred Economists Agree: Conservation Efforts will Improve Economy & Job Market

Links – December 23, 2011

Christmas Feeling Poinsettia © 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photography and Art Links

Russ Bishop Photography has Simplify, Simplify

PND Photo District has Photogs Show Up on List for Unclaimed Royalties

Plants

BBC News has Guide reveals Amazon’s biological bounty

Native Plant Wildlife Garden has Designing with Native Plants

Native Plants & Wildlife Garden has Plant This Not That: Native Groundcover Edition

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Great Smoky Mountains National Park Receives a Generous and Timely Gift, and Resort Planned For Schoodic Peninsula Near Acadia National Park Scuttled

Refuge Watch has Congress Cuts Refuge System Budget for FY12

Wildlife Links

Daily Record has Bald eagles reach new milestone in N.J.

The New York Times has For Many Species, Moving Day Has Added Stress, and Trucking Trout to Their Native Streams

The Washington Post has Little brown bats found that appear to resist disease that has devastated species

Environmental Issues Links

The New York Times has As Permafrost Thaws, Scientists Study the Risks and Environmentalists Get Down to Earth

Daily KOS has House Republicans smash their own record for anti-environmental votes

The Washington Post has Brazil’s forest policy could undermine its climate goals

Africa News has Climate change to heap more burden on women

The Guardian has Save our sacred woodlands

Nature Conservancy has Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

Links – December 16, 2011

Ice Punch Poinsettia © 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Photography and Art Links

Gay Tul Photography Journal has The Art and the Life

BBC has Live music: photographers’ rights in danger?

Kirk Tuck has So here’s what I know about iPhone-ography

Pixiq has Lightroom Twitter

Plants

Beautiful Wildlife Gardens has Best Berries for Birds in the Wildlife Garden

Silver Spring Patch has Nearby Destinations for Silver Springers to Get a Garden Fix

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Humans, Comfort-Loving Animals That They Are, Are Changing Their National Park Habits With Climate Change,  Congressman Dusts Off 1913 Law In Battle To Get Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley Drained, NPS Director Jarvis Allows Parks To Ban Disposable Plastic Bottles and National Parks Heading To The Big Apple

Wildlife Links

BBC News has Polar bear ‘cannibalism’ pictured

Washington Post has New rule on endangered species would end state-by-state listing for threatened plants, animalsThe reality of ‘Finding Nemo’s’ marine life, and Psychedelic gecko, ‘Elvis’ monkey among 208 new species found in Asia’s Mekong River region.

National Parks Traveler has Obama Administration Proposing Worrisome Change In Endangered Species Act

Smithsonian has Reptiles may be spreading deadly amphibian disease in the tropics

Discovery News has Russian Icebreaker On Race to Rescue Whales

Environmental Issues Links

The Christian Science Monitor has Why deforesters could soon have freer rein in the Amazon

Mother Jones has Is Your Fleece Killing the Ocean?

NY Times has Add Quakes to Rumblings Over Gas Rush

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