Tag Archives: Australian Landscapes

This tree takes my breath away…which is funny seeing as it also keeps me breathing! The Red Tingle treesouth west Western Australia…AMAZING!

Western Australia
Western Australia 🤗
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A.W.ONTARIO ~ TREE

I have spaces like this in the forest where I live The Peace is Beyond Measure and wildlife thrives… A.W Ontario

TREE 💥

Australia ~ Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory is an amazing combination of pristine ocean and serene national park. Spectacular walks, lots of wildlife and great camping… And even glamping

Victoria ~ Wilsons Promontory
Have fun on this trip
Down South 💥

Australia ~ TROPICAL NORTHERN QUEESNLAND

Northern Queensland Australia
Magical Cairns
My Home North Queensland
Our life
💙

Kindness💜💜

Ahhhhh…the blustery coast of Ireland…

Wild Ireland
Dance as if no one was watching
Sing as if no one was listening
And live every day
As if it was your last
Irish BLESSING
( AS MY FATHER SAID)
😁

‘Blue carbon’ banks: From the Conversation.

‘Blue carbon’ banks: From the Conversation.
Mangrove forests, which grow in salt water in tropical regions, are especially effective at locking up “blue carbon” – so called to distinguish it from “green” carbon storage on land. Louisiana State University scientists Robert Twilley and Andre Rovai estimate that “the wood and soil of mangrove forests along the world’s coastlines hold 3 billion metric tons of carbon – more than tropical forests.”
Coastal development is an enormous threat to mangroves, whether for vacation homes in Florida or aquaculture farms in Asia. Twilley and Rovai wanted to pinpoint what type of mangroves were the most effective at storing carbon. By comparing conditions in different settings where mangroves flourish, they determined that river deltas and estuaries offer the best conditions for mangrove growth and carbon uptake:

“Overall, mangroves in deltaic coasts such as the Mississippi River delta, the Amazon in Brazil and the Sundarbans in India and Bangladesh can sequester more carbon yearly than any other aquatic or terrestrial ecosystem on the globe. These are the world’s blue carbon hot spots.”

4. Mangroves versus marshes
Mangroves are actually benefiting from climate change in some regions, such as Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Villanova University biologist Samantha Chapman has found that mangroves are becoming more abundant in these areas, moving into zones formerly dominated by salt marshes, which typically are found in cooler zones.

Mangroves protect coasts more effectively against large waves, so this change isn’t necessarily harmful. However, as Chapman says,

“it is important to note that marsh plants provide important habitats for numerous species of birds and fish. We don’t yet know how these animals will fare as mangroves replace marshes, nor do we yet understand other downsides of plant range shifts due to climate change.”

Moreover, she notes, mangroves are not building new shoreline quickly enough to keep up with sea level rise in all locations. As her findings show, there is still much to learn about how climate change will affect different types of wetlands in various locations.

The Last Word

The Last Word:

“Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. ― Elizabeth Goudge

We can do a lot better
Please help
Us 🕊🐣🐓🐍🐉🐤🐳
God bless you
Sorry 😓

Australia Day Victoria 🌼

But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity, Like emptiness in harmony I need someone to comfort me
Homeward bound – Simon & Garfunkel

Australia Day evening delivered a spectacular sunset across Victoria and as I look at all the fantastic stories on Instagram of the shots people were getting I downloaded my photos taken minutes from home at Point Roadknight and thought…I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else to witness that awesome event.

Only in Australia

Australia has many deadly creatures – Mythic Australia takes it up a few notches.
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Only in Australia

Only in Australia😅

The Aussie oven is on extreme heat this summer so try not to get roasted.
For further entertaining spins on Australia, visit our website, Mythic Australia: https://mythicaustralia.com/

“DON’T GET ‘SQUASHED,’ IF YOU CAN HELP IT!”

“DON’T GET ‘SQUASHED,’ IF YOU CAN HELP IT!” a poem before bed: Sat. 01/05/19

Green Squash TODAY! Yellow Squash TOMORROW!

BOTH – are tasty-(and-good)!

(And)-can-accomplish SURCEASE OF SORROW!*

So! choose whichever you wish,
Making sure it’s a tasty dish!

And-also: Hold onto “the-little-bird-in-your-hand,”

Or! let-the-birdie-go,
To fly – to another land!

As THEY say: The bird might return!
However, it-MIGHT-not! What’d-you-learn?

Perhaps! That – BIRDS WILL COME & BIRDS-WILL-OFTEN-GO!
But-don’t-do-a-lot-IF-you-“squash”-’em! So-be-gentle! (pause)
Just SO! 🙂 – Good night, Sports Fans!

fin ❤

WATERFALLS QUOTES

Watch “National Geographic – Summer on the Reef (Nature Documentary) Full Documentary” on YouTube. Australia – North Queensland

Australian Landscape

Tasmania
West Australia
Queensland
Queensland

New Experiment Reveals Just How Disturbingly Clever Crows Really Are PLANTS AND ANIMALS

25 OCT 2018, 16:10

Crows have proved they are anything but bird-brained on dozens of occasions, but some incredible new research shows that the dark masters of the avian world are perhaps even smarter than we ever realized.

A new study has found that New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides) can make their own tools by combining several different independent parts, an ability that’s previously only been observed in great apes (including us). Even children can’t master this feat for several years of their early life as it requires a fair deal of foresight, brain power, and problem-solving skills.

“The finding is remarkable because the crows received no assistance or training in making these combinations, they figured it out by themselves,” Auguste von Bayern, first author of the study from the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology and University of Oxford, said in a statement.

As reported in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists presented eight of their feathered friends with a see-through box containing a tray of food. To acquire the treat, the crows had to poke a stick through a small hole and push the food over to an opening on the side of the box.

An illustration of the bird-brain test use in the study. University of Oxford
At first, the researchers left sufficiently long sticks laying near the box. Sure enough, the crows quickly learned that they could pick them up, poke them in the hole, and get the treat. Simple. However, they then left smaller pieces, too short to reach the food, which could potentially be combined with each other to make a long-enough stick.

Remarkably, four of the eight crows pieced together the sticks to make a longer stick, then used it to poke out the food – they had made their own tool.

“It is possible that they use some form of virtual simulation of the problem as if different potential actions were played in their brains until they figure out a viable solution, and then do it,” added Alex Kacelnik from the University of Oxford.

One crow, an especially smart dude called Mango, was even able to make compound tools out of three and even four parts, creating a super-long stick capable of poking out the food from a considerable distance.

It’s widely known that crows are among the few animals that can master the use of tools both in the wild and in captivity. Just recently, another study showed that they can learn new tool-making techniques and apply them from memory in a way never before seen in animals besides ourselves and our ancestors.

Let’s just hope they use their impressive brain powers for good and not evil.