8th June: World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. World Oceans … Continue reading 8th June: World Oceans Day

♬ Colapesce, DiMartino – Musica leggerissima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7NjUxGMv7Y TESTO (Lyric) Se fosse un’orchestra a parlare per noiSarebbe più facile cantarsi un addioDiventare adulti sarebbe un crescendoDi violini e guaiI tamburi annunciano un temporaleIl maestro è andato viaMetti un po’ di musica leggeraPerché ho voglia di nienteAnzi leggerissimaParole senza misteroAllegre ma non troppoMetti un po’ di musica leggeraNel silenzio assordantePer non cadere dentro … Continue reading ♬ Colapesce, DiMartino – Musica leggerissima

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Today biologist John Avise concludes his series of America’s state birds. John’s IDs and descriptions are indented, and you can enlarge his photos by clicking on them. State Birds, Part 3 In addition to designating an official State Bird (see posts for the past two Sundays), the legislatures of some States have also chosen official…Readers’ wildlife … Continue reading Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Badlands National Park – Birds — Photos by Donna

. Our primary purpose was to drive and enjoy the Badlands National Park’s scenic loop with stops at all twelve overlook points for photos, and hopefully be able to transverse the unpaved Sage Creek Rim Road side road.  There were also several trailheads, but we opted to stop at only a couple of the shorter […]Badlands … Continue reading Badlands National Park – Birds — Photos by Donna

6th june 2021: 77° anniversary of D-Day (Allied landing in Normandy)

Today is the anniversary of D-Day, on 6 June 1944 the Allied landing in Normandy changed historyThe extremely risky operation opened the way for the allies to free Europe from Nazism The codename was Operation Overlord. On June 6, 1944, an ambitious plan and the sacrifice of many soldiers made it possible to land in … Continue reading 6th june 2021: 77° anniversary of D-Day (Allied landing in Normandy)

5th Jun 2021: World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issue such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife … Continue reading 5th Jun 2021: World Environment Day

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Do I have to stand on my head to get people to submit photos. In less than a week, sans help from reader/photographers, this feature will disappear. But perhaps people wouldn’t mind.  If you want it to continue, do send in your good wildlife/street/travel photos. Thanks! Today’s photos come from reader Bob Fritz, whose captions…Readers’ wildlife … Continue reading Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Saturday Surprise — In Pictures — Filosofa’s Word

I started the Saturday Surprise feature in late August 2017, and this post was only the third one I ever did — the first one featuring unique animals.  I don’t typically redux Saturday Surprise, but frankly this week I drew a blank in whatever direction I tried to head.  So, those of you who are […]Saturday … Continue reading Saturday Surprise — In Pictures — Filosofa’s Word