Garry Rogers Natu...
Follow
Find
9.3K views | +0 today
Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News
Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
Curated by Garry Rogers
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall @RayneHall

Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall @RayneHall | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
* More days passed. “You're not looking well, husband.” Concern swung in Laina's voice. “Are you sickening?” Against the healthy tan of her arm, his skin looked grey. Hastily, he pulled his arm beh...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Barn Owls vanishing

Barn Owls vanishing | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Last month I was staggered to learn how bad things are for barn owls. According to the Barn Owl Trust, this year there are fewer barn owls in Britain than there have ever been. On top of this, the ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Bob Dylan and the Writing of 'Blonde on Blonde' at the Chelsea Hotel - Daily Beast

Bob Dylan and the Writing of 'Blonde on Blonde' at the Chelsea Hotel - Daily Beast | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Daily Beast Bob Dylan and the Writing of 'Blonde on Blonde' at the Chelsea Hotel Daily Beast In the fall of 1965, all Bob Dylan wanted to do was check into the Chelsea Hotel with his girlfriend Sara Lownds and write his album, but he ended up...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

A rare sighting at Skilak

A rare sighting at Skilak | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Memories of close encounters with wildlife are often among our most prized stories.  Nature series and films like Planet Earth are enormously popular because of people’s desire to see the fascinating behavior of wildlife in its natural habitat.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Why conservation and veganism?

Why conservation and veganism? | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Small acts of resistance will make a differance (by Jim Wood)
Garry Rogers's insight:

I just like Louis C.K.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Califur

Califur | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Hollywood Past and Present
Garry Rogers's insight:

This annual Anthropomorphic convention will be held in Irvine, CA in 2014.  Califur celebrates and supports furry creatures in creative literature and the arts. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Garry Rogers from Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News
Scoop.it!

Arizona Wildlife in Danger

Arizona Wildlife in Danger | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Most species of Arizona wildlife are declining.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Could Reading Children's Books Help You Become a Better ...

Could Reading Children's Books Help You Become a Better ... | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Don't be ashamed of reading children's books. And certainly don't be ashamed of writing like a child. It may just make (or save) your business ...
Garry Rogers's insight:

Simple words add  clarity.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

That word "cyber" -- I do not think it means what you think it means

That word "cyber" -- I do not think it means what you think it means | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
"Cyber Monday" is only the latest (and most awful) mutation of the word "cyber." Here's the profoundly strange history of a word that went from science fiction and porn, to war and shopping.
Read more...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

The io9 Calendar: Everything Brilliant That's Happening in December!

The io9 Calendar: Everything Brilliant That's Happening in December! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
December is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. George R.R. Martin has a new novella set in Westeros. The Hobbit saga continues. Doctor Who's Eleventh Doctor departs. And there are loads of conventions and readings.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Garry Rogers from IT Books Free Share
Scoop.it!

University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 0754679578, By Jill Beard, Matt Holland, Penny Dale

Via Fox eBook
more...
Fox eBook's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:13 PM
Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1 Here Today and Here Tomorrow
Chapter 2 It’s All About Social Media, Stupid!
Chapter 3 Information Literacy in the Digital Environment
Chapter 4 Professional Education for a Digital World
Chapter 5 The Library Chameleon: Physical Space
Chapter 6 Virtual Advice Services
Chapter 7 The Reading E-volution
Chapter 8 Institutional Repositories – Now and Next
Chapter 9 Making the Repository Count: Lessons from Successful Implementation
Chapter 10 Building Useful Virtual Research Environments: The Need for User-led Design
Chapter 11 The HE in FE Digital Dilemma
Chapter 12 Online Support Offered to International Students by UK University Libraries – What are we doing, and why are we doing it?
Chapter 13 Library Performance Measurement in the Digital Age
Chapter 14 Library Resources: Procurement, Innovation and Exploitation in a Digital World
Chapter 15 Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning
Chapter 16 Librarians as Midwives of Change in Scholarly Communication

Rescooped by Garry Rogers from Metaglossia: The Translation World
Scoop.it!

Essential Writing Skills: Word Choice and Sentence Fluency

Essential Writing Skills: Word Choice and Sentence Fluency | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Writing, much like reading, is a complex task with many components.  In order for students to be successful writers, they need to practice different skills within the writing process.  These skills can be broken down into individual mini-lessons to...

Via Charles Tiayon
more...
Charles Tiayon's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:00 PM

Writing, much like reading, is a complex task with many components.  In order for students to be successful writers, they need to practice different skills within the writing process.  These skills can be broken down into individual mini-lessons to provide purposeful opportunities to practice.

Among the qualities, or techniques, of writing that require explicit instruction and modeling are word choice and sentence fluency.  These two traits are dependent on one another in many ways and, often, one influencing the effectiveness of the other.

Word Choice

Word choice is the way in which the writer engages the reader through descriptions and meaningful language.  Writers must chose words that express their ideas clearly, but also, enlightens or entertains the reader.

 
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

New rhinoceros beetle discovery in Bolivia

New rhinoceros beetle discovery in Bolivia | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
This video says about itself: Unboxing 2 Allomyrina dichotoma (Rhino beetle) 15 June 2013 A new unboxing - 2 Allomyrina dichotoma (Rhino beetle) a gorgeous major male and a stunning female - recent...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Heart-tugging Tales from the Rhino Orphanage

Heart-tugging Tales from the Rhino Orphanage | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Guest Blog by: Karen Trendler of THE RHINO ORPHANAGE (via Ayesha Cantor) TAKING A BREAK FROM THE SERIOUS SIDE  Managing a rhino orphanage means that we have Rhino Monday to Sunday !  Rhino have a l...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Garry Rogers from State of Black Science Fiction
Scoop.it!

Fighting to bring Multiculturalism to YA, Fantasy and Science Fiction novels: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah,Habari Gani and Eid Mubarak! Make sure to make your New Year great!

Fighting to bring Multiculturalism to YA, Fantasy and Science Fiction novels: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah,Habari Gani and Eid Mubarak! Make sure to make your New Year great! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah,Habari Gani and Eid Mubarak! Make sure to make your New Year great! http://t.co/ExRuGbAvPG


Via Alicia McCalla
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Environmental DNA: An exciting method for species detection

Environmental DNA: An exciting method for species detection | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A few years ago at a conference I saw a presentation on environmental DNA, or eDNA, that got me very excited. Animals and plants shed DNA into their surrounding environment in the form of feces, urine and skin cells.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Rights Group Is Seeking Status of ‘Legal Person’ for Captive Chimpanzee

Rights Group Is Seeking Status of ‘Legal Person’ for Captive Chimpanzee | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
The Nonhuman Rights Project is using the novel strategy in seeking to have the chimp removed from his owners and placed in a sanctuary.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Garry Rogers from Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
Scoop.it!

Fragments #1 - Transmedia and Writing Exposition

Fragments #1 - Transmedia and Writing Exposition | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
Garry Rogers's insight:

Posted on Script, a screenwriter's site.

more...
The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 3, 2013 6:38 PM


Tyler Weaver:  "Writing exposition is the bane of a writer’s existence - what do I reveal, how much do I reveal, where do I reveal, when do I reveal, have I revealed too much. Tyler Weaver breaks it all down."

Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

The Orion Blog | Orion Magazine

The Orion Blog | Orion Magazine | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Garry Rogers's insight:

About Orion's festival of award-winning films about nature, community activism, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and indigenous cultures.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Africa risks losing 20 percent of elephants in 10 years, study says

Africa risks losing 20 percent of elephants in 10 years, study says | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Africa could lose 20 percent of its elephant population in a decade if current poaching levels are not slowed, animal conservation groups warned Monday.
Garry Rogers's insight:

Natural resources can't support elephants and the bulging human population forever.  It is time for family planning.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Of monarchs and milkweeds: How one species’ pest is another’s repast

Of monarchs and milkweeds: How one species’ pest is another’s repast | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
How can we help? PLANT & NURTURE the MILKWEED in our gardens! I do this in my vegetable and flour gardens... Let's support those AMAZING MONARCHS! ~ Bette A. Stevens DOWNLOAD this FREE companio...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Garry Rogers from Environment & Ecology
Scoop.it!

See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) - One Green Planet

See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) - One Green Planet | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
One Green Planet See the Great Bear Rainforest Like You've Never Seen It Before (VIDEO) One Green Planet According to the organization's crowdfunding page, Great Bear LIVE is “an innovative research project and conservation tool that transmits live...

Via Thomas Faltin, Ceci Ramirez
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Can big cats co-exist? Study challenges lion threat to cheetah cubs

Can big cats co-exist? Study challenges lion threat to cheetah cubs | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
New research into cheetah cub survival has refuted the theory that lions are a cub's main predator and that big cats cannot coexist in conservation areas.
Garry Rogers's insight:

Another possibility is that interspecific exposure at early ages reduces interspecific predation.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Garry Rogers from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

Penflip - a social writing platform

Penflip - a social writing platform | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Garry Rogers's insight:

Smooth setup.

more...
Maryalice Leister's curator insight, December 2, 2013 3:59 PM

A unique addition to a writer's toolbox. Check it out!

Ali Anani's curator insight, December 6, 2013 12:28 AM

Let ideas flow without distractions

Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Behold The Greatest Fan Film Ever: ‘Star Wars Downunder’!

Behold The Greatest Fan Film Ever: ‘Star Wars Downunder’! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.