Author Topic: Wildlife Talks and Videos  (Read 20781 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline NancyM

  • HEGPS
  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9,153
    • My Flickr picture albums
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2012, 12:10:54 PM »
Amazing video of emerging Monarch Butterfly ... Dale Martin of Massapoag Photography (in Massachusetts) had two caterpillars in his home and photographed this one as it emerged early on a recent morning. He released it outdoors  later that day, around noon.

Dale's websites: http://www.massapoag.org/  and  http://dale-j-martin.artistwebsites.com/
Dale's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/massapoag

(If the video will not load here in the forum, please use the link under the picture - that will take you to the Vimeo page.)

Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly on Vimeo

Offline passerine

  • HEG
  • Friend of HEGPS
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4,376
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2012, 12:35:55 PM »
Very cool video, vimeo has great clarity.

Offline MaggiesMom

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 379
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2012, 01:30:20 PM »
we were wondering where to put Monarch things - this is the webpage link that both Nancy and Ostrich posted this morning

http://massapoag.org/cam/bird_cam/bird_cam.html
"If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before." - Robert Wilson, director, author, videographer

Offline MaggiesMom

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 379
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2012, 01:35:58 PM »
and here's another video that Coopmb2 posted in chat this afternoon

Complete Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly
"If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before." - Robert Wilson, director, author, videographer

Offline birdvoyer

  • HEG
  • Friend of HEGPS
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2,048
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2012, 02:23:46 PM »
When my daughter was 5, we bought a Monarch butterfly house and sent off for the larvae.  It was a wonderful experience watching the life cycle into the butterfly.  When it was time, we had a hard time letting them go. But we did and I will never forget her joy at watching them fly higher and higher.  They were slow to start flying until they had stretched their wings and they were dry enough to fly.  We bought the same set up for her first grade class to share the same adventure.

Their migration is another fascinating aspect of their story.  Thanks for the videos.  Nature never ceases to amaze!


Offline NancyM

  • HEGPS
  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9,153
    • My Flickr picture albums
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2012, 02:49:23 PM »
we were wondering where to put Monarch things - this is the webpage link that both Nancy and Ostrich posted this morning

http://massapoag.org/cam/bird_cam/bird_cam.html


thanks, Maggies -  Dale's cam was originally meant to be an eagle cam - but the eagles nested elsewhere this past season.

The second Monarch emerged around  8 Am -ish this morning.

Offline MaggiesMom

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 379
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2012, 03:46:43 PM »
Nancy - in Dale's Vimeo you can clearly see that the Monarch is male.  It has black dots on one black vein on each of its discal wing segments - that's where the pheromones sit - enticing a female to him.
"If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before." - Robert Wilson, director, author, videographer

Offline passerine

  • HEG
  • Friend of HEGPS
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4,376
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2012, 05:46:45 PM »
Neat Maggie, learned something new. :ecsmile

Offline NancyM

  • HEGPS
  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9,153
    • My Flickr picture albums
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2012, 12:29:12 PM »
Published on Oct 11, 2012 by  Cornell Lab of Ornithology

"This fall, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic are bringing the Birds-of-Paradise Project to the public with a gorgeous coffee-table book (published October 23, 2012), a major exhibit at the National Geographic Museum (opening November 1), a documentary on the National Geographic Channel (airing at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT November 22), articles in the Cornell Lab's Living Bird magazine and National Geographic magazine, and National Geographic Live lectures across the country. Get an advance look now...and witness diverse strategies of evolution at work and experience one of nature's extraordinary wonders - up close"


This trailer video has some astonishing birds!

Birds-of-Paradise Project Trailer

Offline basenjimom

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 182
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2012, 04:59:28 AM »
One of the founders of Operation Migration Whooping Cranes (Joe Duff) who worked with the original Canada Geese project did a talk October 9th at 6:30 pm in Pecatonica, Illinois. 

The talk can be found in the WE~OM archives,  9 Oct,  18:39.  http://operationmigration.org/crane-cam.html 

Very informative   :thumbup:  (eta video used in presentation that was hard to see)    Operation Migration Safeguarding Whooping cranes 

Offline jungleland

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 174
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2014, 06:34:13 PM »

Someone posted this PBS: Magic of the Snowy Owl documentary on Fb recently.  Since they are having an irruption year and have been sighted in many places I thought some of you might find it interesting.  I have seen them each time I have gone to the coast this year and they are quite fascinating to see.  

Here's the video:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7VKR4G8vFo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7VKR4G8vFo</a>

Hope you enjoy it!


***video link fixed by booni***
« Last Edit: January 24, 2014, 06:54:39 PM by boonibarb »

Offline linused

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 398
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2014, 12:53:28 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/embed/88UVJpQGi88

A murmuration of starlings.  


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88UVJpQGi88" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88UVJpQGi88</a>


***video link fixed by booni***
« Last Edit: March 13, 2014, 10:15:14 AM by boonibarb »

Offline birdvoyer

  • HEG
  • Friend of HEGPS
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2,048
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2014, 06:41:23 AM »
Unbelievable, amazing and beautiful!  Nature, once again, provides another incredible mystery.  :heart Thanks for sharing.

Offline linused

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 398
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2014, 01:21:00 AM »
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9479342&server=vimeo.%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1

sorry if someone has already posted this video already,  but it is worth viewing anyway.  Amazing how fast baby robins grow

Offline Gasp62

  • Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 65
Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2015, 07:23:22 AM »
sharing a National Geo stunning video    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hodomt6bBOw

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hodomt6bBOw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hodomt6bBOw</a>



*edited by NancyM to show video, altho it is even better on YT in a larger screen
« Last Edit: January 04, 2015, 08:53:10 AM by NancyM »