How wildlife films warp time

In the Jungles episode of the BBC’s Planet Earth II, there’s a stunning scene of hummingbirds in Ecuador, flying in slow motion. And when it aired in the UK, some viewers wondered if the BBC actually created the footage with computer graphics. And you can’t blame them. With our own eyes, we’ll never see hummingbirds […]

Why Poor Places Are More Diverse

A soccer-field sized patch of forest in frigid Alaska has about 40 different species of plants, compared with about 70 in temperate England and 300 in the Amazonian rain forest. These biodiversity differences hold true for entire countries, too: England has 1500 plant species, while tropical Guyana. The super-diversity of tropical rainforests is only equalled […]

Our Amazing Grasslands ~ Schmidt Family

I’m the fourth generation my great grandfather Charles Schmidt came here from Hampton Iowa in 1910 they probably came as farmers and recognized almost immediately that it was better the cow than the plow you know it was probably not conducive to farming like they had been used to I think my family adapted pretty […]

Petrified Forest National Park | Nature Boom Time

[TICKING][CLOCK ALARM][FIREWORKS].♪ ♪ CHARLIE: TODAY WE’RE IN EASTERN ARIZONA, IN PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, WHICH IS A COOL PLACE BECAUSE OF THIS STUFF, PETRIFIED WOOD. THIS IS PETRIFIED WOOD, BASICALLY IT’S A FOSSIL OF A TREE THAT LIVED OVER 200 MILLION YEARS AGO. IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY YOU CAN SEE FOSSILIZED GROWTH RINGS AND EVERY […]

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