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#HappyHanukkah! Ready for #Christmas & #Kwanzaa, or the long day of #WinterSolstice? Grab your binoculars and participat...
12/14/2020
Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count Will Look Very Different This Year

#HappyHanukkah! Ready for #Christmas & #Kwanzaa, or the long day of #WinterSolstice? Grab your binoculars and participate in the 121st year (Yes! 121 YEARS) of citizen science through the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which starts TODAY through Jan. 5th.
https://www.audubon.org/news/audubons-christmas-bird-count-will-look-very-different-year #audubon #christmasbirdcount #citizenscience #citsci #FSNatureWatch #birdwatching #birds

While some local counts may be cancelled due to regional COVID-19 rules, many community scientists across the hemisphere will carry on one of the longest-running wildlife censuses in a socially distanced fashion.

12/10/2020
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International Mountain Day is FRIDAY! Celebrate the geological hosts of “half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and 30% of all Key Biodiversity Areas...to regulate climate, water, soil, and air quality." https://www.un.org/en/observances/mountain-day
#MountainsMatter #FSNatureWatch #Mountain #mountainbike #mountainlovers #forestservice
http://www.fao.org/3/cb1930en/cb1930en.pdf

Finishing its journey from National Forests in Colorado, the Capitol Christmas Tree is in place #forestservice #Holidays...
12/08/2020
2020 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Finishing its journey from National Forests in Colorado, the Capitol Christmas Tree is in place #forestservice #Holidayseason #capitolchristmas

Members of Colorado's congressional delegation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and others spoke at a lighting ceremony for the Capitol holiday tree, an Engelmann Spruce from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests in Colorado.

11/27/2020
Green Tree Health & Wellness

Be grateful to #MotherEarth this #holidayseason by reflecting on how humans can better protect her. #coronavirus #pandemic #pachamama #nature #fsnaturewatch #lessonsfromcovid #earth https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=378359913153608

“The earth, water, and sky are fine without you... Remember: you are my guests, not my masters.”
— Earth 🌎

This is a powerful video — share it with as many people as possible to spread awareness. 💚🌱🍃

NatureWatchers -Celebrate this Thanksgiving with gratitude for Mother Earth. Give to her and help her renew herself as w...
11/25/2020
A Special Performance of "Rainbow Connection" from Kermit the Frog | The Muppets

NatureWatchers -Celebrate this Thanksgiving with gratitude for Mother Earth. Give to her and help her renew herself as we stay safe and protect her. #Thankful #Thanksgiving #MotherNature #FSNatureWatch #Kermit #rainbowconnection #Pachamama #gratitude

To the Lovers, the Dreamers, and You... Keep believing. #DisneyMagicMoments Subscribe for all new videos from The Muppets! ► http://di.sn/6002BJA1n Watch mor...

Don’t learn about #bats only one week out of the year! Tune into Bats Live, a Distance Learning Adventure that brings ba...
11/05/2020
BatsLive

Don’t learn about #bats only one week out of the year! Tune into Bats Live, a Distance Learning Adventure that brings bat conservation to life through webcasts, webinars, and online education resources. https://batslive.pwnet.org/index.php

Bats-LIVE is a program for children in the 4-8th grades and their educators

You can be a #BatHero every week of the year and help educate your friends on the importance of #bats! This reference sh...
11/03/2020

You can be a #BatHero every week of the year and help educate your friends on the importance of #bats! This reference sheet can help remind you of just a few of the many ways #bats are critical to the world we live in. #BatWeek #FSNatureWatch

Even though #BatWeek 2020 is over, you can still work to make the world a safer place for #bats. Build a bat house in yo...
11/02/2020

Even though #BatWeek 2020 is over, you can still work to make the world a safer place for #bats. Build a bat house in your own neighborhood to help! #FSNatureWatch

Did you know that you can request your own State Proclamation to help celebrate next year’s #BatWeek? Check out the pics...
11/01/2020

Did you know that you can request your own State Proclamation to help celebrate next year’s #BatWeek? Check out the pics below for a guide to help raise awareness about the importance of #bats in your own state! #FSNatureWatch Link to full doc:https://t.co/QWnpRWuA7h?amp=1

10/29/2020

Grammy-winning bilingual band, #MisterG is ready to jam for #BatWeek - join the live, kid-friendly concert on #Halloween (2 shows!) #mistergsongs #CorazonLatino #FSNatureWatch #Forestservice https://laudable.productions/upcoming-events/

Did you know many foods we enjoy like papaya, agave syrup, avocados, and even tequila are made possible by bats? Bats he...
10/28/2020

Did you know many foods we enjoy like papaya, agave syrup, avocados, and even tequila are made possible by bats? Bats help with pest control, seed dispersal, and pollination. Learn more with our Bat Cookbook! #FSNatureWatch #BatWeek Link to full cookbook:https://batweek.org/wp-content/uploads/BatCelebrationCookBook-UPDATED2018.pdf

To celebrate #BatWeek 2020, #FSNatureWatch is highlighting #bat biologists that work at the #ForestService. Today, we're...
10/28/2020

To celebrate #BatWeek 2020, #FSNatureWatch is highlighting #bat biologists that work at the #ForestService. Today, we're spotlighting Jennifer Haney. Jennifer collects information on bats in Idaho to help inform conservation efforts. Thanks for all you do for bats, Jennifer!

The world’s largest bat is a flying fox that lives on the islands in the South Pacific and has a wing span of up to 6 fe...
10/27/2020
Bats by Region - Bat Conservation International

The world’s largest bat is a flying fox that lives on the islands in the South Pacific and has a wing span of up to 6 feet. Want to learn more about the bats where you live? Use this took from BCI! #BatWeek #FSNatureWatch
https://www.batcon.org/about-bats/bat-profiles/

Bats are the second largest order of mammals, with over 1,400 species worldwide. Get up, close, and personal, and learn more about these fascinating creatures that live right in our backyard. In the coming weeks, stay tuned as we add additional bat profiles, covering all six continents. You may disc...

To celebrate #BatWeek 2020, #FSNatureWatch is highlighting #bat biologists that work at the #ForestService. Today, we're...
10/26/2020

To celebrate #BatWeek 2020, #FSNatureWatch is highlighting #bat biologists that work at the #ForestService. Today, we're spotlighting Dennis Krusac and the wonderful work he does in conservation throughout the Southern Region. Thank you, Dennis!

Contrary to their Halloween-inspired image, #bats are generally harmless and even play critical roles in the ecosystems ...
10/26/2020

Contrary to their Halloween-inspired image, #bats are generally harmless and even play critical roles in the ecosystems they live in. Check out the graphic below by The Save Lucy Campaign to inspire you to be nice to bats! #MotivationMonday #BatWeek #FSNatureWatch

#BatWeek is happening NOW until Oct 31! Do you know what #bats do for you? Read our comic to learn more about the #Benif...
10/26/2020

#BatWeek is happening NOW until Oct 31! Do you know what #bats do for you? Read our comic to learn more about the #BenifitsofBats! #FSNatureWatch

Fish are found everywhere, and only by working together can we make a difference for them! Check out this graphic and th...
10/25/2020

Fish are found everywhere, and only by working together can we make a difference for them! Check out this graphic and the #WorldFishMigrationDay website for some ideas on how to help our fishy friends! #FSNatureWatch

Happy #WorldFishMigrationDay! Check out these neat graphics to learn more about migratory fish including the American pa...
10/24/2020

Happy #WorldFishMigrationDay! Check out these neat graphics to learn more about migratory fish including the American paddlefish, a freshwater fish that can grow up to two meters long! #FSNatureWatch

In many communities, fishing is an integral part of tradition and culture. When fish stocks are threatened, so are entir...
10/24/2020

In many communities, fishing is an integral part of tradition and culture. When fish stocks are threatened, so are entire cultural practices! Let’s work to make sure these traditions can continue for generations. #WorldFishMigrationDay #FSNatureWatch

Migratory fish are a critical link in the food web! Without salmon, grizzly bears lack their primary protein resource. W...
10/24/2020

Migratory fish are a critical link in the food web! Without salmon, grizzly bears lack their primary protein resource. Without grizzly bears, a forest would be missing one of the most important seed dispersers and predators. This could lead to shrunken and overgrazed forests. And that is just one small example. Happy #WorldFishMigrationDay! #FSNatureWatch

Joining a #WorldFishMigrationDay event is a great way to support migratory fish and free flowing rivers! Check out world...
10/23/2020

Joining a #WorldFishMigrationDay event is a great way to support migratory fish and free flowing rivers! Check out worldfishmigrationday.com/events to see what’s happening around the world tomorrow, 10/24! #FSNatureWatch

#Bats rely on a variety of natural resources for shelter and food, and in many areas those resources have dwindled. Lear...
10/23/2020
LISTEN NOW: "Bats on the Brink" by MISTER G

#Bats rely on a variety of natural resources for shelter and food, and in many areas those resources have dwindled. Learn more about bats and how to help them in this special song by Mister G called “Bats on the Brink!” #FSNatureWatch #BatWeek Watch now at: https://t.co/SReBU5h6Jy?amp=1

What do you know about bats? Listen to the latest song from Latin GRAMMY Award-Winning musician, MISTER G, and then learn more about how bats play a critical role in maintaining healthy ecosystems all over the world.

It's the final day of our #BatWeek countdown! Be sure to check out the official Bat Week website to learn more about vir...
10/23/2020

It's the final day of our #BatWeek countdown! Be sure to check out the official Bat Week website to learn more about virtual events and how you can get involved: https://batweek.org #FSNatureWatch

Rivers, lakes and floodplains support more fishers, processors, and traders than the oceans. Saving these fish is vital ...
10/22/2020

Rivers, lakes and floodplains support more fishers, processors, and traders than the oceans. Saving these fish is vital to economies around the globe. Learn more on how to help on Saturday, 10/24 at #WorldFishMigrationDay. Check out the WFMD website at https://www.worldfishmigrationday.com/home! #FSNatureWatch

This Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) is excited to tell you that we're just TWO DAYS OUT from #BatWeek ...
10/22/2020

This Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) is excited to tell you that we're just TWO DAYS OUT from #BatWeek 2020! Did you know that in the U.S., scientists estimate #bats are worth more than $3.7 billion a year in reduced crop damage and pesticide use? Meet one of these bats, the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), with our informational coloring page! #FSNatureWatch #BatWeek

With Bat Week 2020 is just three days away, you can help prepare with our #BatWeek crafts. All bats have eyes, but many ...
10/21/2020

With Bat Week 2020 is just three days away, you can help prepare with our #BatWeek crafts. All bats have eyes, but many species move about safely in the dark because they rely on hearing rather than seeing. In a process called echolocation, bats emit a sound that’s often too high pitched for humans to hear that echoes off objects and alerts them to incoming threats. Make your own DIY bat ears here! #FSNatureWatch

Celebrate #WorldFishMigrationDay this Saturday!
10/21/2020

Celebrate #WorldFishMigrationDay this Saturday!

On #WorldFishMigrationDay, we will check in with event organizers from around the world during their World Fish Migration Day celebrations. We are so excited to connect with our community and hear about their experiences! Watch as the events unfold across the planet by joining us right here on our FaceBook page at the below times (all times listed are in Central European Time) - we will be LIVE:

Or simply, 'follow' us so you can get notified when we start the live connections! How are YOU celebrating on the 24th?! Let us know in the comments below!

The world’s smallest bat, the bumble bee bat of Thailand, is smaller than a thumbnail and weighs less than a penny—how c...
10/20/2020

The world’s smallest bat, the bumble bee bat of Thailand, is smaller than a thumbnail and weighs less than a penny—how cute! You can even learn how to make your own tiny bats with the #BatWeek Origami Bat Guide. We're only four days away from #BatWeek and many more #bat fun facts! #FSNatureWatch

Link to complete pdf:https://batweek.org/wp-content/uploads/UPDATED-Bat-Origami-14August2017.pdf

We're now only FIVE DAYS out from #BatWeek! Contrary to their Halloween-inspired image, bats are generally harmless and ...
10/19/2020

We're now only FIVE DAYS out from #BatWeek! Contrary to their Halloween-inspired image, bats are generally harmless and likely fear humans more than we fear them. In fact, they serve important roles as pollinators and as pest controllers. You can celebrate bats and Bat Week 2020 with the Bat Week Candy Bar Wrapper! (https://batweek.org/wp-content/uploads/UPDATED-bat_week_wrapper.pdf).

10/19/2020
Agents of Discovery

Fascinating presentation about bats by Jordi Segers (Canadian Wildlife Health Coop) & Eryk Matczak (Toronto Zoo) #BatWeek #FSNatureWatch. Stay tuned for tomorrow's program at 2:30 ET with Bats in Mexico! #MurciSemana #MurciMes www.facebook.com/AgentsOfDiscovery/live

Join Eryk Matczak; Bat Researcher at the Toronto Zoo and Jordi Segers; Canadian White-Nose Syndrome Program Coordinator at the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative in learning all about Bat Conservation in our livestream today.

As a part of Mission Conservation, we are holding livestreams every Tuesday with Wonders of Wildlife and have a new Mission every month! This month’s theme? Bats!

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Join Us LIVE on facebook – October 2 at 11 AM MT– for a FREE, live, interactive webcast about the great outdoors and our exceptional public lands. The program will be webcast from Shoshone National Forest, the first national forest in the U.S. which is also a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Go to