Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #wetland

Most recents (12)

Here is another powerful lobbyist that we haven't heard about for #StopThe413. @LIUNA Joseph Mancinelli. Did you know that LIUNA invests their pension with Fengate Asset Management who specializes in investing in P3 infrastructure projects & real estate?
Fengate & LIUNA invested in the Walmart Distribution Facility in #Vaughan that needed an #MZO only to rezone 4 acres of #wetland to allow for 200 tractor trailer parking spots and is located just south of where the proposed #Highway413 will end. fengate.com/blog/2020/09/1…
Fengate invested in the controversial massive, ill suited #LakeSimcoe Friday Harbour Project. fengate.com/blog/2017/07/2…
Read 8 tweets
Happy 130th Birthday to us!

The TTFNC was founded on July 10th 1891 in order to: “...give pleasure to its members by observation of animal, insect and plant life in Trinidad”.

This thread will revisit some key milestones in our long history! 1/n #130yearsofTTFNC Image
In 1892, the first issue of our peer-reviewed journal was published as an outlet for our members to publish interesting and novel #NaturalHistory observations. It continues to this day as "Living World, the Journal of the TTFNC". ttfnc.org/livingworld/in… 2/n #130yearsofTTFNC Image
The first issue of our journal included J. E. Tanner's breakthrough discovery that #leafcutter #ants (locally known as #bachacs) cultivate fungus & feed it to their larvae, rather than eating the leaves directly as previously thought. 🐜🌿🍄3/n #130yearsofTTFNC ImageImage
Read 27 tweets
Eco-restoration of Thazhambur Wetland

"Very often we find that passion determines eco-restoration programmes, but what is also important is the science of it" (1/n)

#wetlands #chennai #restoration
With support from Hinduja Foundation, we embarked on a project to restore and conserve the Thazhambur #wetland and foster responsible use and management of #water resources by local communities on the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle (2/n)
Eco-restoration efforts has resulted in the total recovery and restoration of 30.6 ha of water spread area, consolidation of 1.2 km of the tank bund and increasing wetland holding capacity by 5.3 million c ft of water over 16.46 million c ft existing capacity.

#wetlands #water
Read 6 tweets
One of the attractions of the San Joaquin Marsh is an island in the middle of one of the ponds that is covered with White Pelicans and Double Crested Cormorants. I have a confession about the cormorants: I have...
...never been close enough or had a powerful enough lens to see the tiny wisps of hair that constitute the "crests" on these birds. There are those who doubt that they exist. As far as I know there are only a handful of photos showing the crests...
...and even they are not impressive. The best practice is to assume that any cormorant that you see in the San Joaquin Marsh is a Double Crested and check it of your life list as one. I get many questions about the cormorants...
Read 10 tweets
Here is the secret behind the existence of San Joaquin Marsh: it is a sewer. Here is the reasoning behind the construction of this artificial wetland. The water processing plant adjacent to the refuge cleanses runoff and sewage...
...of fertilizers and other urban nasties. You cannot pump clean water into the Upper Newport Bay and expect a healthy ecosystem. The water needs to carry nutrients that the ecological pyramid of the Bay depends on...
...to feed the lowest tier of the animal community. Clean water does not carry out this task. So to be sure that the water is fit for this community, it is run through the channels and ponds where it picks up...
Read 7 tweets
My hair's getting long, but not long enough to tie into a ponytail, which is my intention in this time when we avoid barbers. You can see how long my hair has become in the selfie I posted today. In it I sit at my desk...
...working on my laptop, my immense desk towering over me and clutter filling the space that is not filled by electronics. I chose black and white for this composition as I do for all my best selfies. It's unique because...
...I show myself from the back, a trick I mastered by resorting to the ten second timer in one of my cameras. I don't know how I feel about this photo -- perhaps you have something to say. I'd be very interested.
Read 11 tweets
Fire is a given part of living in Southern California. If you live around the fringes of the metropolis, you've had one threaten or burn down your home at one time or another. In 2007, we had one come within three blocks of ours...
...stopped by the OCFD about ten feet from the houses. You could see the blackened patch of sage scrub for over a year, until a plentiful rain incited the wildflowers and grass to cover the spot. Our fire department...
...had a strategy: they only fought the flames when they actually threatened homes and businesses.

When we saw the plume of smoke that marked the Bolsa Chica Fire we wondered if the brush wind from the ocean would...
Read 11 tweets
My recent outdoor photos have been vibrant -- I've been finding unlikely greens despite this summer drought -- but the canvas of my soul has been drab and disorganized. The undulations of a #depression...
...have evaded the consciousness of people exposed to me, but they do comment on my scatter-brainedness as if that is some kind of character flaw rather than a symptom of an illness. The people who probably need to see this don't follow me...
...on Twitter or Facebook, so this is going out to all of you who don't experience me in real life or via Zoom. I am not much of a direct communicator, so I don't state outright "Hey, what the fuck is wrong with you...
Read 17 tweets
I slept for fourteen or fifteen hours today after sleeping six the night before. Sleep is one of the most important things when you live with #bipolardisorder -- too much and you sink into a depression. Too little and...
...you are the obnoxious life of the party. So my body fought off the mania by blasting me with an excessive night stupor. It made it hard to engage for very long with people on my online bipolar support group. Perhaps it was for the best given that I was such dismal company.
#photograph #photography #creek #estuary #wetland
Joel Sax shared a #photo with you from the #Flickr app! Check it out:
flic.kr/p/2jt6oJe
Read 10 tweets
A thread to cover some of the major - and I mean seriously, shockingly major - gaps, mistakes and problems with the #environmental impact assessment for Montijo airport in #Portugal.

First up: no #fieldwork. AT ALL. 1/
That's right – the EIA of a major international #airport proposed for the country’s most important #wetland site for #bird #conservation didn’t bother to actually count any #birds.

Instead, they depended on studies already published for other reasons.

How did that work out? 2/
Well, the data on birds feeding in the #intertidal- the largest and most important #habitat in the #SPA- was collected in 2002-3.

In the 17 years since, the #Tagus has changed a lot for birds. Improved #water treatment but drastic increase in #shellfish harvesting. 3/
Read 24 tweets
*THREAD* This #RSPBScieConf19 session thread presents advances in @Natures_Voice's goal to champion land well-managed for nature #ornithology #conservationscience
@Natures_Voice Now @Tomfinch89 shows that combining high-yield farmland with natural habitat and low-yield farmland can reconcile conflict between food production and nature conservation @RSPBScience @_BTO @CamZoology @savebutterflies and @NaturalEngland.

*Paper here* conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.111…
@Natures_Voice @tomfinch89 @_BTO @CamZoology @savebutterflies @NaturalEngland In the first of a set of #agri-environment talks @pebellamy tests the effectiveness of targeted grants in delivering increases in #woodland birds @ForestryComm @NaturalEngland #RSPBScieConf19
Read 11 tweets
Our latest #infographic for the @UofAALES #EMEND project is here! Check out the full infographic here (ow.ly/hjQs30nknje) or read more below! #scicomm #sciart @NSERC_CRSNG @EllenMac_UofA @charlesnock (1/8)
First of all, what is EMEND? This is a @NSERC_CRSNG funded experimental harvest area where researchers are able to study the effects of retention #harvest strategies on biodiversity, soil properties + more. (2/8)
'Retention harvest' means keeping some trees either individually or as patches after harvest. This might help improve #conservation of #biodiversity within the area & can be used to mimic natural disturbance patterns. (3/8)
Read 9 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!