Learning about Wildlife and Birds

Birding without Binoculars
Blog by Dr. Jeff Thomas, Queens University. Here is what he says about his blog:

I’m using this space to write about the natural world that surrounds me every day and to share some of the actual science that underlies how we learn about that world.  In general, the links that I provide in each entry will be completely accessible to anyone, so you should all be able to see the original research that informs some of the things that I write. Most of my animal observations on here will come from my musings as I walk through Charlotte on the way to work or while jogging or biking places.  I do, in fact, go out and do “real” birding, but there’s a lot to be seen in the world just by paying attention as you go about doing other things.  So open your eyes (and more importantly, your ears) and experience the natural world! Read More.

Plan Charlotte: Various Articles

PlanCharlotte.org is a project of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, an applied research and community outreach center at UNC Charlotte. Our goal at PlanCharlotte.org is to be a citizen resource for exploring problems and finding solutions in land-use planning, neighborhood design, environmental protection and other urban and regional issues. Read More.


Keeping Watch on Habitat

Organized in 2013 by the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture and UNC Charlotte Urban Institute with Lambla artWORKS, KEEPING WATCH is a multi-year initiative designed to foster collaboration across disciplines and interest groups to engage the public in local environmental issues.

Through the work of artists, writers, environmental experts, and scientists, KEEPING WATCH has connected community partners and projects to raise awareness and inspire action around four concerns: plastic waste and recycling (2014), water quality and urban streams (2015), air quality and tree canopy (2016), and wildlife habitat in the urban ecosystem (2017).

Keeping Watch on Habitat: Can Wildlife Coexist with City Development?
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