Links – December 2, 2011

Monet Twilight 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

Enlightened Images has A List of Legal, Copyright and Trademark and Intellectual Property Links

Art Print Issues by Barney Davey has 2012 Color Trends: Paint Hues Drawn From The American Landscape

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Why The Delay In Designating Official Wilderness In National Parks? San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Denies Request For Hearing On Restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park, NPS Proposes Adding Five Bikeshare Stations on the National Mall and A Potpourri of Suggestions For Visiting The National Park System This Winter

The Washington Post has Chincoteague fears proposal to move beach would hurt tourism, economy

Examiner.com has National parks face budget cuts up to 9%

Wildlife Links

National Parks Traveler has Appellate Court Rules Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bears Should Remain On Endangered Species List

The Washington Post has Ore.’s wandering wolf has covered some hundreds of miles looking for love

The Province has Endangered whooping crane recovery suffers major setback

National Parks Service has Release of Florida Panther K304/FP194

The New York Times has Among Hundreds of Dead Dolphins, an Intriguing Survivor

Environmental Issues Lins

USA Today has Being near nature improves physical, mental health

The New York Times has Partnership Preserves Livelihoods and Fish Stocks

Mother Jones has 5 Things to Know About the Durban Climate Talks and Study: Common Herbicide Causes Menstrual Trouble

Grist has Can you say ‘sprawl’? Walmart’s biggest climate impact goes ignored

National Parks Traveler has House Natural Resources Committee To Hold Hearing On Endangered Species Act

China Daily has Conversing on conserving rivers

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 December 11 when we’re heading to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Hope to see you there!

Links – November 18, 2011

Showy Primrose
Showy Primrose © 2011 Patty Hankins

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

Photography and Art Links

Cannon Blogger has Forget the Small-Timer: Adobe Versus the Little Guy

JMG Galleries has 9 Amazing Apps for Night Photography

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

BBC News has Human-induced fires sow the seeds of the future

The Christian Science Monitor has You’ll learn a lot when you attend a rose show

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

The National Parks Traveler has Blue Ridge Parkway Management Alternatives Draw More Than A Little DebateBLM Considering Proposal To Expand Coal Mine Near Bryce Canyon National Park, and “Vital Signs” Report From Yellowstone National Park Points To Areas Of Concern In Park’s Health

Metro Pulse has 17,000 Species in the Great Smoky Mountains. And Counting.

Wildlife Links

BBC News has Viewpoints: Should we give up trying to save the panda?

The Star has Canada bringing bison back to life

The National Parks Traveler has “3″ Might Not Seem Like Much, But It’s A Record For Condor Chicks At Grand Canyon National Park

The Washington Post has Killing of orangutans in Indonesia seen as ‘serious threat’ to species; 750 killed in year

Jakarta Globe has Twelve New Species of Fish Found Near Bali

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 November 20th, you can find me at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Hope to see you there!

Links – November 11, 2011

Pair of Lotus BlossomsLotus Blossom V © 2011 Patty Hankins

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

Photography and Art Links

ArtBizBlog has Educate Those Who Ask for Donations of Your Art

ArtInfo has Interview with Martin Kemp on How To Spot a Lost Leonardo

Guy Tal Photography Journal has I am The 0.000000014%

The New York Times has Artists File Lawsuits, Seeking Royalties

Plagiarism Today has How to Deal with Repeat Infringers

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

National Parks Traveler has Four Men Given Jail Time For Digging Up Gingseng In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

WNYC.org has NY Botanical Garden Celebrates Restoration of Ancient Forest

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

Refuge Watch has Study Shows Wildlife Refuges Help Provide Jobs and Major Financial Boost to U.S Economy, and Take Action by Nov. 15 to Protect Arctic NWR

National Parks Traveler has Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Joins National Park System

The New York Times has Parks Chief Blocked Plan for Grand Canyon Bottle Ban

Wildlife Links

TreeHugger has Egypt’s Endangered Species in Media Spotlight

Summit County Citizens Voice has New surveys up estimates of coral reef biodiversity

National Parks Traveler has Winter Brings Increased Hazards for Wildlife and Humans on Park Roads

International Society for Endangered Cats has Cats In China

The Washington Post has Going, going, gone: 3 rhino subspecies extinct or close to extinction in the wild


Environmental Issues Links

The Washington Post has Susquehanna dam’s sediment has officials fearing for the Chesapeake Bay

The New York Times has Pine Trees Help Reconstruct a Long-Ago Drought

Mother Jones has Gulf Oil Spill? What Gulf Oil Spill?

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 November 20th, you can find me at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Hope to see you there!

Links Post – November 4, 2011

Lotus Blossom IV © 2011 Patty Hankins

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

Photography and Art Links

Photo Blog has Tragic Beauty

Mail Online has It’s not exactly compact’: Six-foot long camera produces pictures that remain sharp at 30-feet long

Photography by Alan Majchrowicz has Winter Photography Tips and Tricks/ Part One

The Washington Post has Photographers’ association challenges D.C. regulations

Enlightened Images has When Pre-Visualization meets Reality

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

Miami Herald has A Hollywood woman’s oceanfront garden  tolerates salt, wind and sun

USDA has The Science of Autumn Colors

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

Mother Jones has Let’s Not Mine Uranium in the Grand Canyon

Refuge Watch has Canaan Valley NWR Gets 325-acre Addition

AZCentral has Major development planned just outside Grand Canyon

National Parks Traveler has President Obama Uses Antiquities Act To Create Fort Monroe National Monument, More Groups Sue National Park Service Over Big Cypress National Preserve Management PlanBioBlitz Turns Up More Than 850 Previously Undetected Species in Saguaro National Park Chair Of House Subcommittee On National Parks Calls Parks, Other Federal Lands Unconstitutional and Stretches Of Blue Ridge Parkway To Be Closed For Months For Work on Historic Guardrails

Wildlife Links

National Parks Traveler has Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gets Approval For Elk Management Plan.

BBC News has Biomimicry: Beaks on trains and flipper-like turbines

Tree Hugger has Uncovered Film Footage Offers Rare Look at an Extinct Bird (Video)

Washington Post has Workers find 16-foot python that had just eaten an adult deer in the Florida Everglades and Deep reef ‘twilight zones’ slowly yield their secrets to explorers

Ice News has Outright puffin hunting ban suggested in face of population  crisis

Wildlife Extra has Worst ever year for rhino poaching in South Africa

Environment

Sustain A Blog has Map Shows Who Gets Screwed by Climate Change, Who Doesn’t

The New York Times has Catastrophic Drought in Texas Causes Global Economic Ripples

Cool Green Science has Seven Tips for a “Greener” Holiday

National Parks Traveler has Science Takes A Hit In President Obama’s 2012 Budget

The Christian Science Monitor has The new water wars? Study shows broad decline in Rockies snowpack

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 November 20t h, you can find me at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Hope to see you there!

Links – October 28, 2011

Texas BlanketflowerTexas Blanketflower © 2011 Patty Hankins

 

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

Photography and Art Links

Guy Tal has Teachers Wanted

PhotoWalk Pro has Finding a Shot in the Crowd

NY Times has Photographing Conflict for the First Time

John Paul Caponigro has 9 Essential Photo Editing iPhone Apps

Washington Post has No, D.C. photographers, you will not be arrested

Flowers, Trees and Plants Links

Baltimore Sun has Maryland has become ground zero for a new invasive species threat, wavyleaf basketgrass

NY Times has Seeds for New York: The Lawn Guy

Karen’s Garden Tips has Characteristics of Hybrid Tea Roses

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Consider 2012 “Entrance Fee Free Days” When Planning Your National Park Adventures,   Call To Action: Growing The National Park System and  Congressman Pushing Legislation To Require National Park Gift Shops To Carry “Made In America” Items

Refuge Watch has Stamp Out Extinction and USFWS Releases 10-year Blueprint for the Refuge System

NY Times has Ruling Backs Forest Service in Limiting Roads in the Wild

Wildlife Links

Washington Post has Farmers nationwide plant bee-friendly habitat to attract native pollinators, bolster honeybees  and   Vietnam loses fight to save its rare Javan rhinos after last animal believed poached for horn

BBC  has  Epic wolf hunt caught on camera and Bat killer cause confirmed as fungus

NY Times has Loving the Chambered Nautilus to Death and Arctic Predators, Caught in the Act

 

Environment

Slate has Black and Orange and Green: Can fun-size candy bars be good for the environment

 

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 November 20t   h, you can find me at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Hope to see you there!

Links – October 14, 2011

Blue Mystique Orchid – Center Detail © 2011 Patty Hankins

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

Photography and Art Links

Light Stalking has 7 Obnoxious Things People Believe About Photographers

Beyond Mega Pixels has 10 Tips To Prepare For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo Opportunity

Plagiarism Today has USCO Proposes Changes to DMCA Agent Database

Ask Harriete has Tis’ the Season for Fundraising Auction Requests

Plants, Flowers, and Gardening Links

Native Plant Wildlife Garden has Goldenrod, a weed or a treasure?

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Boundaries of Two of England’s National Parks Targeted To Grow By A Combined 193 Square Miles

The Washington Post has Yosemite officials warn hikers not to expect rescue if they climb slick Half Dome in the rain

National Parks Traveler has Colors Peaking In The National Parks Across The Country

National Parks Traveler has Obama Administration Draws Criticism For Fast-Tracking Transmission Line Project Through National Park Units

Refuge Watch has Pea Island NWR Open Again After Hurricane Irene

National Parks Traveler has Boundaries of Two of England’s National Parks Targeted To Grow By A Combined 193 Square Miles

Wildlife Links

Native Plant Wildlife Garden has Wildlife For All Seasons

BBC News has How to clean an oil-slicked penguin

Grist has Welcoming invasive species, while keeping terrorists out

National Parks Traveler has Wolf Looking For Human Handouts Euthanized By Yellowstone National Park Staff

Refuge Watch has Judge Says Too Much Phosphrous Entering Loxahatchee NWR

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 October 22 at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA.   Also, on November 20th, you can find me at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC.  Hope to see you there!

Links – October 7, 2011

Blue Mystique Orchid © 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 Times has In East Africa, Fine Art Meets Conservation

Groozi has Score This: Photog 1, Cheapskate 0

Dan Heller has  “Commercial Uses” and Model Releases

PhotoAttorney has Q&A – When Your Photos Are Evidence  and Copyright Registration with the eCO System

SilberStudios has Did Bob Dylan Rip-Off Henri Cartier-Bresson?

Plants, Flowers, and Gardening Links

Beautiful Wildlife Garden has Plant More Native Asteraceae

Native Plant Wildlife Garden has One Native Plant = Three Habitat Benefits

Organic Gardening has What is Organic Gardening?

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Fall Color Without the Crowds at the Great Smoky Mountains or the…

Wildlife Links

WVEC.com has New eagle pair seen at Norfolk Botanical Garden

The National Parks Traveler has Birding in the National Parks: Spotting Egrets, Herons, and More In Big Cypress National Preserve

BBC.com has Reversal of fortunes for Europe’s ‘gentle’ giant

Keysnet has Endangered list may get more Keys species

Environmental Issues Links

National Parks Conservation Association has Out of Sync

EcoGeek has Climate Change Could Cause Chocolate Shortage

New York Times has A Map of Organized Climate Change Denial and With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors

Mother Nature Network has 30 things you should never compost or recycle

Mother Jones has Tuvalu Runs Dry

Washington Post has The leaves, they are a-changing _ even as scientists try to log climate’s impact on colors

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 October 22 at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA.   Also, on November 20th, you can find me at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC.  Hope to see you there!

Links – September 30, 2011

String LilyString Lily © 2011 Patty Hankins

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

Photography and Art Links

Dan Heller has Busting Myths about Model Releases

Don Rosenberger has Lightpainting the Landscape at Nature Visions

The Copyright Zone has Free Photos!…Not Really

The Online Photographer has Is Bob Dylan a Plagiarist?

Plants, Flowers, and Gardening Links

BBC Nature has New species of genuflecting plant buries its own seeds

Wildlife Garden has Plant Local For Wildlife Health

TreeHugger has Invasive Tree-Killing Insects Cost U.S. Over $3.5 Billion a Year

The Christian Science Monitor has Worry climbs as puzzling bacteria leaves Florida palms withering

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Climate Study Points To Much Warmer Summers, Less Snow, For Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, New Section Of Historic Trail Approved Along Blue Ridge Parkway

Chron.com has National Park offers glimpse of tallgrass prairie

CDApress has Bill could open up Glacier National Park to Homeland Security projects

Wildlife Links

Huffington Post has Keystone Pipeline Could Push Endangered Whooping Crane Into Extinction

PhysOrg has DNA confirms existence of NZ bird thought extinct

Environmental Issues Links

Reuters has Brazil farming revolution may slow Amazon demise

Mongabay has The Vietnam War’s Ongoing Effect on Conservation

Mother Jones has This Is What Global Warming Looks Like

The Guardian has Climate change may leave Mount Everest ascent ice-free, say climbers

Terra Daily has Time to begin anticipating and adapting to 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 October 22 at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA.     Hope to see you there!

Links – September 23, 2011

Alligator Lily

Alligator Lily © 2011 Patty Hankins

 

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

Photography and Art Links

Alyson Stanfield at ArtBizBlog is You Promise Exposure, We Want to See Results

PhotoAttorney has Q&A – Copyright Registration Issues – Part 3

Plants, Flowers, and Gardening Links

Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens has Online Resources for Wildlife Gardeners

Karen’s Garden Tips has What is an Heirloom Plant?

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Is The Time Right For A “Maine Woods National Park”?

Mother Jones has Will Climate Change Make National Parks More Dangerous?

Environmental Issues Links

Cool Green Science has What a Waste: Why Human Sewage Is Laying Waste to Coral Reefs Globally

 

Links – September 16, 2011

Columbine & Lupine © 2011 Patty Hankins

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

Photography and Art Links

Pixiq has How to use a grey card

ACLU has Know Your Rights: Photographers

PDN has You Decide: Does a National Portrait Gallery Contest Trample Artists’ Rights?

Take Off Your Mommy Goggles has About Pricing

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

Wildlife Extra has New National Wildlife refuge declared in Florida

Refuge Watch has DHS Proposes Tripling Base Size Near Cabeza Prieta NWR

Environmental Issues Links

Thomas Friedman at the NYTimes has Is It Weird Enough Yet?

BBC has ‘No substitute’ for virgin forest

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