The guttural song of amphibian banjos is a familiar sound to anyone who has walked the Dyson College Nature Center trail of a warm September evening. Continue on to learn more about the green frog, including a sound file of Georgia green frogs performing a cover version of the Pace green frog banjo chorale.
You have to be quick to capture a photo of a feeding Hummingbird Clearwing, as Professor Michelle D. Land learned when she grabbed this fleeting image for the blog Pace Takes New York, curated by Professor Michael Finewood. Often mistaken for a hummingbird due to its appearance and habits, the Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) is in fact a moth that is widespread in North America, ranging from Alaska to Florida, including here in the Hudson Valley.
Security at COP21 in Paris was robust and ever present, due in large part to fear of a repeat of the terrorist attacks on November 13 in Paris and St. Denis. But some protesting the lukewarm climate talks believe that security was also aimed at quelling dissent.
In this Thanksgiving season of loosely woven traditions about Native Americans, the photography of Edward Curtis is a welcome relief and “one of the most impressive historical records of Native American life at the beginning of the 20th century.”
Some of the greenest political cartoonists have cast a skeptical eye toward the annual United Nations global climate conferences. Their common theme, the powerful neglect the less so, is a wake-up call to the COP 21 conference attendees — both governments and NGOs.