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Flowers

Spring’s Top 10 Wildlife Spectacles in the USA (The Nature Conservancy)

“Looking for an excuse for a road trip, or maybe just an afternoon at a local park? Here are ten top must-see natural spectacles that you can catch each spring….”

Eddie adds:  The good news is that events in at least three of the ten categories (four, if you are a fly fisherman) happen here each year in the North East USA, so check out the suggestions in the above link, from The Nature Conservancy!

The Astonishing Wildflowers of Texas

Through the depths of winter in Buffalo (NY) I tend to watch a lot of wildlife documentaries, and one that I saved on the DVR a couple of years ago does tend to make a regular appearance.

‘Wildflowers: Seeds of History’ is the story of Lady Bird Johnson’s flower conservation work in Texas, and some of the KLRU footage is wonderful.

You can view the whole episode (58 minutes) online, at: http://www.klru.org/episode/wildflowers-seeds-of-history/wildflowers-seeds-of-history/

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center websits is at: http://www.wildflower.org/

uswildflowers.com provides a page of links for the state at: http://uswildflowers.com/stateref.php?State=TX

Eddie

Some Winning Images from International Photo Competitions

These are three, 6-minute slideshows from international photo competitions hosted by the BBC.  The final one has nothing to do with wildlife photography, so it is not quite in context with this blog, but either way I hope you enjoy them and gain inspiration:

Wildlife wonders – creatures up close: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25763028

Glorious greenery – winning garden [and wildflower] images: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26065140

Top travel photos from around the world: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23226029