Links – January 7, 2011

Wild Geranium (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some sites I found interesting recently. Hope you enjoy them.

Photography and Art Links

Photo Attorney has  Morel Clears First Hurdle in Infringement Lawsuit for Tweeted Photos

Chicago Magazine has The Life and Work of Street Photographer Vivian Maier

A Photo Editor has   Morel vs AFP and Getty: New Developments

Flowers, Plants & Gardening Links

Beautiful Wildlife Garden has Resolve to do More and 5 Books for the Butterfly Garden

National Park Service has Chestnut Blight and the Good Virus

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

Refuge Watch has Refuge: Pea Island — the DVD,  Video Monday: Winter Life at Blackwater NWR , President Signs NWR Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010 and Controversial Request for Beach Fencing at Chincoteague NWR

National Parks Traveler has Looking Back On 2010 Across the National Park SystemNational Park Stories We’d Like To See In 2011,   Political Lineup For House Natural Resources Committee Sure to Produce Fireworks Over Public Lands, 111th Congress Did Well When it Comes to National Park Wilderness, But It Could Have Done Better,     What Are The Top Issues Confronting The National Park System?, Interior Secretary Sets Aside 17 Fee-Free Days Across the National Park System and    Big Cypress National Preserve Superintendent Defends “Addition” Lands ORV Use

Wildlife Links

BBC has Secret lives of baby American beavers filmed and Rare monk seal colony found in the Mediterranean

ZooBorns has Back to Back Cheetah Cubs – 2 Firsts for Smithsonian

ABC has  Researchers Find “Alarming” Decline in Bumblebees

TreeHugger has  10 Invasive Species that Changed the World Forever

Miami Herald has A plan to rid Keys of predator species

Environmental Issues Links

Washington Post has EPA Unveils Massive Restoration Plan for Chesapeake Bay

BBC has China official warns of 300-year desertification fight

Slate has Will The Gulf Ever Be Oil-Free?

Links – December 17, 2010

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Catesby’s Trillium II (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some more sites I found interesting recently. Hope you enjoy them.

Photography and Art Links

PhotoAttorney has Update on Lawsuit Against Photographer for Photograph of Statue

The Online Photographer has Several Stock Kodak B&W Sheet Films Discontinued

NYTimes has David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly” and Curators Criticize Controversial Art’s Removal

ArtBizBlog has Google Insights Fine Tunes Your Art Website and Guidelines for Pricing Your Art

Beauty of Nature has 100 Brilliant Examples of Bird Photography

Environmental Graffiti has Frost Crystals

Dan Williams has Hot Spots for Birds in Winter

Flower and Gardening Links

Wildlife Garden has How to Create a Wildlife Garden Meadow

Garden Variety has A Mother and Child Reunion

The University of Maryland has Gardener Alert! Beware of Herbicide-Contaminated Compost & Manure
National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has

Defenders of Wildlife has Saving America’s Last Great Wilderness

Refuge Watch has Today Show Highlights Three Sisters Springs

Wildlife Links

Cool Green Science has Black-Capped Crossbill? I Don’t Think So and Stressed Corals Need to Chill Out

Center for Biologic Diversity has Obama Offshore Oil Plan Fails to Protect Arctic, Polar Bears from Drilling

Environment360 has Is the End in Sight for the World’s Coral Reefs?

NYTimes has Mountain Gorilla Makes a Comeback and Musk Oxen Tell a Survivor’s Tale

BBC has Giant Panda Breeding Breakthrough in China, Polar Bears Can Be Saved By Emissions Cuts and New Species of Lemur Discovered in Madagascar

Washington Post has Administration Proposes Listing Arctic Seals as Threatened

KeysNet has Rare Keys Butterfly Disappears Again

US Fish and Wildlife Service has a Twitter Account for the latest new on White Nose Syndrome has EPA Ignores Own Scientists, Approves Pesticide Toxic to Honey Bees

National Parks Traveler has US Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Wolverines Need ESA Protection, But They’ll Have to Wait and Cape Lookout National Seashore Staff Comes to the Rescue of Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

National Geographic has Ten Weirdest New Animals of 2010

NPR has Concerns over Eagle Safety Stall Wind Projects

National Wildlife Federation has Are Red Crabs the Latest Victims of the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster? and 2 Florida Panthers Killed by Vehicles in 2 Days

Christian Science Monitor has Wolverines May Be Returned to Colorado

The Sun Sentinel has Cold Kills Record Numbers of Manatees

Environmental Issues Links

GreenBiz has How Target Can Leapfrog Walmart on Sustainable Products

Cool Green Science has Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

National Geographic has Alarming Amazon Drought – River Hits New Lows

Discovery News has American Southwest Could Face 60-Year Drought

Wired has The Tenuous Future of Water in the Desert Southwest

Links – December 15, 2010

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Starburst Peppers (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Since I’ve been traveling I haven’t been able to post my regular links posts – so this week I’ll be doing two links posts. Here’s the first set of links I”ve recently enjoyed reading.


Photography and Art Links

PhotoAttorney has some new Legal Forms for Photographers

Miles Hecker has an essay On the High Road to Taos at the Luminous Landscape

Dan Williams has Just a Walk in the Woods


Flower and Gardening Links

Garden Variety has Tips of Poinsettia Care

The Independent has Me and My Garden: How Jennifer Owens Became an Unlikely Champion of British Wildlife

Overall Gardening and Plant Care has a video on Reasons for Gardening with Native Plants

WildOnes has Landscaping with Native Plants

Wildlife Garden has The Winter Wildlife Garden

MrCv4Short has a video You Can Kiss My Hoary Azalea about the proposed removal of the Azaleas at the National Arboretum
National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

The Sun Sentinal has Hunting, Off Road Vehicles will be Allowed in Sections of Big Cypress

Refuge Watch has Minnesota Valley NWR: A Refuge on the Move and Unusual Spotting of Sandhill Cranes Near Prime Hook NWR

National Parks Traveler has

Park Service Plan for Addition Lands at Big Cypress Preserve Met With Criticism

150 Cannon-Shot Salute Will Highlight Kickoff of Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Civil War

Grant Helps Great Smoky Mountains National Park Add to Its Fleet of Hybrid Vehicles

Good Groups Related to National Parks That Deserve a Donation



Wildlife Links

Environmental Graffiti has 14 Most Beautiful Jellyfish on Earth

The Telegraph has Norfolk Chalk Reef: Full Fathom Five

Science Alert has Corals Stress Less in Bahamas

MSNBC has Scientist Sets Out To Recreate Ice Age Park

Mongabay has Hairy Enigma of the Serengeti Photographed Again

Treehugger has Saving the Oyster and the Bay: Shell Recycling Program Replenishes Endangered Oyster Population

BBC has Strange Long Whiskered Owl Spotted in Peru


Environmental Issues Links

National Geographic has Alaska’s Choice: Salmon or Gold

Newsweek has Empowering Women and Saving the Environment

NPR has Deep-Water Dive Revels Spilled Oil on Gulf Floor

Green Blizzard has Which is Environmentally Better? Buying Locally or Online?


Links – November 26, 2010

Tabasco Peppers

Tabasco Peppers (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some sites I found interesting this week. Hope you find them interesting as well

Photography and Art Links

Jim Goldstein has Nature Photographer Behaving Badly

Alyson Stanfield on ArtBizBlog has Sure Signs of an Internet Scam and How to Stop it Cold

PhotoAttorney has Don’t Get Fooled – New License to Cover for Old Infringements

PDNOnline has After Flounting Print Run Limits, Publisher Faces Dozens of Lawsuits

Whimbrel Nature Photography has Top Ten Ways To Piss Off A (Fellow) Nature Photographer

Edwards FreeLance Photography has Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras

Flower and Gardening Links

Washington Gardener has Save the Azaleas at the U.S. Arboretum




National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has

Refuge Watch has Senators Ask Obama to Protect Arctic NWR

Missoulian has BP to Retire Oil, Gas Leases Around Glacier National Park

Wildlife Links

Science Daily has Paw Prints and Feces Offer New Hope for Tigers

NYTimes has Florida Keys Declares Open Season on Invasive Lionfish

National Parks Traveler has False Killer Whales of the Hawaiian Islands Could Be Listed as Endangered Species

Environmental New Service has Wildlife Conservation Society Pledges $ 50 Million to Save Tigers

Environment 360 has With Tigers Near Extinction, A Last Ditch Strategy Emerges

HuffingtonPost has Obama Designates Polar Bear Protection Area in Alaska, Could Restrict Future Oil and Gas Drilling

Environmental Issues Links

The Economist has Global Warming: We Can’t Handle the Truth Anymore





Links – October 1, 2010

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Cherry Parfait Rose (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some links I found this week – hope you find them interesting.

Photography and Art Links

Black Star Rising has Someone Ripped Off My Photos Three Years Ago. Can I Still Sue?

HandMade in PA has Top 10 Reasons You Should Buy Contemporary Art

Virtual Photography Studios has Is Your Photography the $50 Assembly Product or the $5,000 Original

Plagiarism Today has The Lara Jade Coton/TVX Case: The Full Story

Gardening, Flower and Plant Links

BBC News has Rare Foissilised Flower Found, Related to Sunflowers

Easy Shade Gardening has Create Shade Garden

Scientific American has Death and Chocolate: Disease Threatens to Devastate Global Cocoa Supply

CSMonitor has When to Prune Trees and Shrubs? Wait Til After the Leaves Fall

Black Mountain News has Fall Colors Are Expected to be Vibrant this Year

Discovery News has 20 Percent of Plant Species Face Extinction

National Park & Wildlife Refuge Links

Refuge Watch has Oil Lingers at Bon Secour NWR

National Parks Traveler has Interior Secretary Salazar Issues “Scientific Integrity” Order

Wildlife Links

National Parks Traveler has Record Summer of Turtle Nesting at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Spawns  . . . Debate, Great Gray Owls in Yosemite National Park Deemed to be Distinct Subspecies,

CSMonitor has Florida Panther Comeback a Success with Many Asteriks , South Africa Rhinos: Poachers Now Take 20 Rhinos Per Month,

LATimes has Another Deadly Challenge for the Sea Otters

Audubon Magazine has National Parks: The Mother Lode

The Guardian has This Seal Was Declared Extinct in 1892. So What is it Doing Alive and Well Today?

Environmental Issues Links

Rainforest News has General Mills Moves Away from Rainforest Destruction

Sustainable Business has 60 MPG Standard Would Save America $101B Per Year in 2030

Links – September 24, 2010

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White Calla Lily (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some links I found this week – hope you find them interesting.

Photography and Art Links

Michael Dubovoy has an essay at Luminious Landscape on Photography, Rain or Shine

Photography Business News & Forum has Beware Your Copyright Infringements – Case in Point

Examiner has Model Photo Shoots on Federal Land Threatened

Dear Rich has Registering Groups of Photos: eCO or Form CO?

CurrentPhotographer has Silly Things Customers Have Said to Photographers

Digital Photography School has Taking Photos in Busy Tourist Destinations with No People in the Shot

HistoricLOL has Photo Collection: Tilt Shift Van Gogh

Gardening, Flower and Plant Links

Christian Science Monitor has A Guide to the New Echinaceas or Coneflowers

TransAtlantic Plantsman has Autumn Fruits Confirm an Old Wives’ Tale

National Park & Wildlife Refuge Links

Refuge Watch has Refuge System Closing Caves and Mines and Interior Announces Land Acquisitions for Refuges

Southwest Airlines has Southwest Airlines to Donate $1 From Early Bird Check In Purchase to National Wildlife Refuge Association

Wildlife Links

WWF has World’s Rivers and Dophins at Risk

Helium has Causes of Worldwide Amphibian Declines

NYTimes has Researchers Search Cascades for Signs of Grizzlies and Extreme Heat Bleaches Coral and Threat is Seen

TreeHugger has Super Rare Asian Unicorn Captured, Dies in Captivity

BBC News has Highest Living Tigers Found in Himalayas and ‘Lost’ Frogs Found After Decades

Environmental Issues Links

Baltimore Sun has Arctic Summer Sea Ice Third Smallest on Record

OnEarth has Why We Should Care About Forest and Peat Fires in Russia

Cool Green Science has Speak Up For Nature! Send a Message to President Obama

Links – September 10, 2010

Pink Dogwood

Pink Dogwood (c) 2009 Patty Hankins

Here are some links I found this week – hope you find them interesting.

Photography and Art Links

A Chopping Block has a hysterically funny video – World Without Photoshop

Virtual Photography Studio has 3 Ways Social Media Will Make Your Photography Business Fail

Photobiz-InFocus has Take My DC and Print? Photographer’s Excellent Response to Client

Kissmetrics has How Do Colors Affect Purchases?

Black Star Rising has Eye on Image-Making: Photographers and the Law Part I

Art Biz Blog has Add a Copyright Symbol © To Your Credit Line

Art Print Issues has What Artists Should Look for in an Art Gallery

Ask Harriete has She Sells Wholesale. She Sells Retail. Is She Selling Wholesale at Retail? has TSA Sows Fear of Photographers

Renee Phillips has Build Your Art Career Through People Power

National Park & Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Watch for Hunters Passing Through National Parks this Fall,

GORP has Top Ten Scenic Drives in National Wildlife Refuges

Wildlife Links

BBC has Inbred Bumblebees Face Extinction Threat

Washington Post has Non-native Blue Catfish Thriving in VA Waters

National Parks Traveler has Eat a Lionfish, Help National Parks and Win Cash Prizes

Environmental Issues Links

Effingham Herald has Easement Expands Savannah River Preserve

Links – August 27, 2010

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Pink Tulip Trio (c) 2009 Patty Hankins

Here are some links I found this week – hope you find them interesting.

Photography and Art Links has FWIGTEW and Other First Wedding Acronyms

Plagiarism Today has Does Posting Your Work Online Give Others the Right to Copy?

Property Intangible has A House’s Right of Publicity

SFGate has Ansel Adams Trust Sues Over Garage Sale Negatives

Black Star Rising has Job Postings Reveal That for Pro Photographers  The Squeeze is On, and Don’t Buy In To The Model Release Myth

Paul Burwell has Selling Wildlife Photography: Cute Sells

Hand Made in PA has 11 Tips for Going to A Craft Show

Digital Photography School has 10 Tips for the Aspiring Street Photographer

Gardening, Plants & Flowers Links

Invasive Notes has Invasive Species: Wavyleaf Basketgrass

Mysinchew has Outrage as Priceless Russian Seed Bank Faces Destruction

BBCNews has The Decline of the English Elm Tree

National Parks Traveler has GSMNP Looking for Volunteers to Id Ash Trees

National Park & Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Civil War Battlefields to Share $1 Million for Land Acquisition, Traveler Readers Invited to Test Drive Prototype Website for Birding in the National Park System, NPCA Point Out Threats to Grand Canyon National Park in New Report, National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated Division Ships New Maps On Great Smoky, Voyageurs National Parks, and You Can’t Always, or Fairly, Blame Technology for Visitor Woes in National Parks

NYTimes has Technology Leads More Park Visitors Into Trouble

NJ.Com has Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Lines The South Jersey Landscape with Vibrant Color

Wildlife Links

Treehugger has Photographer Discovers Mysterious Bearded Antelope

Miami Herald has Officials Try To Solve Major Deer Decline

CSMonitor has Michigan Hails Judge’s Move in Asian Carp Fight Against Chicago

WCSH6 has Hawk Watch Season Begins at Acadia NP

The News-Press has Panther Refuge May Get Bigger

National Parks Traveler has Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ready to Remove Experimental Tag from Elk Herd

Billings Gazette has Fed Appeal Grizzly Bear Relisting

Environmental Issues Links

NYTimes has Gulf Oil Plume Is not Breaking Down Fast, Study Says and Disaster at the Top of the World

Audubon Magazine has Oil is Going, But Isn’t Gone

Links – August 6, 2010

Catesby’s Trillium (c) 2009 Patty Hankins

Here are some links I found interesting this week  – hope you enjoy them

Photography and Art Links

PDN Pulse has Is AFP Stealing Pictures Again?

Plagiarism Today has some great stock letters for photographers and New Ruling on Proper DMCA Takedowns

Copyright Zone has Copyright and Public Buildings

More info on the alleged Ansel Adams negatives – Mystery Solved: They’re By Uncle Earl and More Controversy Over Alleged Ansel Adams Negatives has the Artist Statement Generator 2000

Art Biz Blog has Brag Better About Your Art, About You

Beyond Megapixels has Is a Hand Held Light Meter Really Necessary

LightStalking has What You Need to Know About Shooting Stock Photography

PPA Today has Michigan Supreme Court Decision May Affect Photographers

The Online Photographer has The Power of Workshops

Maria Brophy has Eight Things You Must Do When You Sell An Artwork

Gardening, Plants & Flowers Links

Daily Green has Premature Wildflower Bloom Linked to Global Warming

Detroit Free Press has Gardeners Showcase Native Wildflowers And Other Plants

National Park & Wildlife Refuge Links

Civil War Times has Wal-mart at Wilderness Trial Date to Be Set on Aug 13

BBC News has Everglades and Madagascar Forests on UNESCO Danger List

National Parks Traveler has National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees on August 14 and 15, Secretary Salazar Hopes to Negotiate RS 2477 Solution with Utah Officials, Int. Secretary Salazar Glad to See Everglades Park Returned to “In Danger” List, and Oil Spill Doesn’t Seem To Have Major Impact on Gulf Islands National Seashore’s Nesting Shorebirds

Refuge Watch has Friends of Bon Secour Get Specialized Boat and USFWS Wants Horses Removed From Sheldon NWR

CSMonitor has Papahanaumokuadkea Marine National Monument Named UN World Heritage Site

El Defensor Chiefain has Workers Virtually Done with Cleanup at Bosque del Apache NWR

Wildlife Links

Refuge Watch has Major Conservation Deal Will Protect Florida Manatees

TreeHugger has Plankton in Peril as Warming Oceans Causes Steady Population Decline

Science Centric has Super-rare Elkhorn Coral Found in Pacific

Conserve Wildlife has Ten Things You Can Do to Help Wildlife in Your Backyard

Science Daily has Most Panda Habitat is Outside Nature Reserves

National Parks Traveler has Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released Into the Atlantic Ocean

Hampton Roads has NC Lawmaker’s Bill Proposes to Expand Size of Corolla Herd

NYTimes has In the Middle of Nowhere, Snooping on Sea Turtles

Environmental Issues Links

Dan Williams has Pelicans of the Gulf

YubaNet has Lawsuit Filed to Stop 677 mile Ruby Pipeline and Protect Endangered Fish

Links – July 30, 2010

Azaleas in the Woods (c) 2009 Patty Hankins

Here are some links I found interesting this week  – hope you enjoy them

Photography and Art Links

CopyrightZone has More Myths that Will Not Die

PDNPulse has Copyright Infringement? There’s An App for That,

DenverPost has Captured: America in Color 1939 – 1943

Plagiarism Today has What the New DMCA Exemptions Mean to You

Photo Business News & Forum has What’s A CD Cover Worth? and US Open + Craigslist + PR Company = Idiocy

The Last Rolls of Kodachrome Film were recently developed – NPR and Witchita Times have the story

Washington Post has Freedom of Photography: Police, Security Often Clamp Down Despite Public Right

Are they or aren’t they? A group of Ansel Adams negatives may have been found. CNN and PDNPulse have the story

NYTimes has Step Away from the Camera

Gardening, Plants & Flowers Links

UPI has Screw-caps Seen as Threat to Environment

The Natural Capital has Rose Mallow: Our Local Hibiscus

Invasive Notes has Invasive Species Confusion Confounds

NYTimes has Botanical Gardens Look for New Lures

Karen’s Garden Tips has Five Favorite Perennials for Wet Soils

National Park & Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Don’t Collect That Shell – Unexploded WWII Bomb Turns Up at Cape Lookout National Seashore, Yellowstone National Park Officials Offer Six Alternatives for Winter Use Plans, Smokey the Bear Campaign Enters the 21st CenturyInterior Secretary Sued for Not Following Endangered Species Guidelines in Gulf of Mexico, and National Public Lands Day is Right Around the Corner,

Refuge Watch has Pressure to Open Featherstone NWR, Protests Over Death of Freshwater Marsh at Prime Hook NWR, and Dune Restoration Proposal at Prime Hook NWR

Asheville Citizen Times has 35 Acres Next to Blue Ridge Parkway Now Protected

Wildlife Links

Bush Warriors has Bloodbath in Chitwan National Park: Nepal Goes to War Against Rhino Poachers

BBCNews has New Ponds Attract Rare Wildlife,and Cheetahs Will Run Again in India

The Guardian has Lionfish Boom Threaten Atlantic Ecosystems

US Fish and Wildlife Service Adds Two Ecuadorean Birds to the Endangered Species List

Environmental Issues Links

CSMonitor has Activists Frustrated at Obama’s Environmental Record, What Can Save the Gulf’s Fragile Coastal Wetlands? Salt Water Perhaps,

Wire and Twine has 50 Ways to Help the Planet

BBCNews has UN Declares Clean Water a Fundamental Human Right

WWF Climate Blog has In State of the Climate Report, Scientists From All Continents Confirm Climate Change is Underway


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