Winged Obsession

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Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler

By Jessica Speart
William Morrow, $25.99

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

As incredibly well researched as this book is, the thing that brings Winged Obsession to life is Jessica Speart’s delicious narrative.

The Beekeeper's Lament

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The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half A Billion Honeybees Help Feed America

By Hannah Nordhaus
Harper Perennial, $14.99 (paperback)


It says something when you find yourself returning to a book again and again.

Hannah Nordhaus’ The Beekeeper’s Lament contains a wealth of incredibly accessible information about honeybees in fascinating detail.

"As Bear Population Grows, More States Look At Hunts"

"Wildlife officials don't usually base hunting policies on how the public feels about an animal. But the black bear seems to be different. The revered king of the forest has bounced back from near-extinction to being a nuisance in some areas. Some states are trying to figure out if residents can live at peace with bears, or if they'd rather have hunters keep numbers in check."

Source: NPR, 02/21/2012
April 30, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wildscreen Panda Awards Film Competition

The biennial Wildscreen Film Festival in the UK, October 19-24, 2014, is a celebration of wildlife and environmental filmmaking. To qualify for a Panda award nomination and/or screening, productions must have an aspect of the natural world as the central focus. Submit your entry by April 30th.

Tap the Encyclopedia of Life's Vast Reservoir of Knowledge

From the latest issue of SEJ's biweekly TipSheet: EOL, which is searchable by both common and scientific terms, has vastly expanded its content since its launch in 2008 and now provides extensive nitty-gritty on about half of all described species, as laid out in more than 950,000 pages and more than 760,000 images.


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