Bumble Bee hits Rusty Patch

25 Jun

Historically, the rusty patched bumble bee was broadly distributed across the eastern United States, Upper Midwest, and southern Quebec and Ontario in Canada. Since 2000, this bumble bee has been reported from only 13 states and 1 Canadian province: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.

Rusty patched bumble bees live in colonies that include a single queen and female workers. The colony produces males and new queens in late summer. Queens are the largest bees in the colony, and workers are the smallest. All rusty patched bumble bees have entirely black heads, but only workers and males have a rusty reddish patch centrally located on the back.

See http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/rpbb for more.

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Water

24 Jun


Women and girls spend an average of 6 hours a day collecting water

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Yellowstone Wolves

14 Mar

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An interesting look at the changes that have occurred since wolves were reintroduced into the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park in 1995. The trophic cascade that has occurred since then is truly fascinating and makes sense when you understand the role that the wolves play in Yellowstone.

Pedal Power! How To Build A Bike Generator

12 Feb

 

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http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/how-to/a10245/pedal-power-how-to-build-a-bike-generator-16627209/

“Meet the Coywolf ” a PBS Nature Documentary

28 Jan
Coywolf | Eastern Coyotes/Coywolves staring at camera.

Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time.

Watch online: Meet the Coywolf

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario’s Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York City.

                         (Video streaming restricted to U.S. and Territories.)

 (Which is kind of sad considering that
the Coywolf originated in Canada!  ~Douglys)

Infographic: A field guide to the Coywolf, or Eastern Coyote

Your field guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the Coywolf, or Eastern Coyote — from a trip through the Coywolf’s modern day habitat to its very recent evolutionary history.

“7th Victim” by the phenomenal Bill Hollweg and Broken Sea Audio Productions!

29 Aug

The sonic Society (with over 20,000 listeners across Canada and parts of the US!!!) is airing
7th Victim,
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a new Radio Theater by Bill Hollweg!
Bill, of Broken Sea Audio Productions, says he “spent the past 3 months making this – if you like dystopia and Blade Runner…this is groovy!” BrokenSeaLogo3

Howl-o is pleased to be featured in the soundtrack.
How does a Celtic and Renaissance band get into an action/suspense show?
With no-holds-barred rocked up versions of Red Haired Mary and Johnny Jump Up of course!

7th Victim Download and enjoy!!!!!!

City Harvest “Food Rescue” Program

6 Aug

Here at The e-Den, you expect to hear about Music, Radio Theatre, and Wolf Rescue. But in looking for a good cause in which to “give back”, we found City Harvest (Food Rescue).     So many restaurants throw away perfectly good food, right in front of people (often employees) who cannot afford to eat there and may be on foodstamps themselves.
Here’s more info from the City Harvest website;

City Harvest helps feed the nearly two million people who face hunger each year.

  • Rescues some 126,000 pounds of food each day.
  • Regularly give food to more than 500 community programs.
  • It costs City Harvest just 24 cents to rescue and deliver a pound of food.

In our first month, City Harvest served 55 community food programs in New York City. Today we help feed people at more than 500 programs. Our goal is to grow our operations to address the demand for emergency food.