GEOGRAPHY New maps track the movement of bird species across the U.S. using lava lamp-esque visuals. (Atlas Obscura) Compare the new maps with our classic high-resolution map of bird migration in the Americas. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Browse through some of the bird occurrence maps from the good folks at eBird. Many bird species seem … Continue reading Mesmerizing Maps of Bird Migration
GEOGRAPHY A wall of wool will “baa” its way through Ketchum, Idaho, next month as a decades-old tradition—the moving of sheep to their winter lambing and grazing grounds—returns. (Los Angeles Times) Use our resources to learn more about herding traditions, and gaze through the photo galleries throughout this post. Discussion Ideas Read through our encyclopedic entry on herding. What type of herding is celebrated by the … Continue reading Seasonal Sheep Herding in Idaho
I came across this video last week. It’s a bird’s-eye view of a mother duck crossing a busy highway with her baby ducklings. It’s also a stunning reminder that we live among wildlife (no matter how small) and that our way of life impacts how animals survive. Like the ducks in the video, other animals have to cross highways and roads to get to their habitats or their … Continue reading Media Monday: What do Ducklings Have in Common with Big Cats?