Environmental Awareness

April & June

Earth Day began in 1970 and is celebrated annually around the world on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

World Environment Day is observed on June 5.

 

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Oak Toad | Expeditions Shorts
Oak Toad | Expeditions Shorts

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Here in Francis Marion National Forest, in South Carolina, Patrick McMillan shows us the Oak Toad, one of the smallest in the toad species. Its unique skin colorations are perfect for camouflaging...
Montezuma Quail | Expeditions Shorts
Montezuma Quail | Expeditions Shorts

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Here at Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Arizona, Patrick McMillan and Pedro Chavarria talk about an uncommon species of bird found in Arizona, the Montezuma Quail. This bird is a native of Mexico...
Giant Sacaton Grass | Expeditions Shorts
Giant Sacaton Grass | Expeditions Shorts

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Here at Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Arizona, Patrick McMillan and Linda Kennedy talk about Giant Sacaton Grass, which makes a great habitat for sparrows, and diamond-back rattlesnakes.
Northern Pine Snake | Expeditions Shorts
Northern Pine Snake | Expeditions Shorts

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In the Francis Marion National Forest, Patrick McMillan shows a rather uncommon species of snake found in this area: the Northern Pine Snake. The dark patterns found on the top of the snake blend in...
Snow Buttercup | Expeditions Shorts
Snow Buttercup | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits Loveland Pass, Colorado, where he shows us Snow Buttercup flowers. These flowers take advantage of the insulation provided by layers of snow. The snow also protects these...
Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts
Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts

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Dall Sheep are found roaming the mountains located within the interior region of Alaska. This species of sheep is native to Alaska, and are also found in some parts of Canada. Bighorn Sheep are also...
Receding Glacier | Expeditions Shorts
Receding Glacier | Expeditions Shorts

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Here on the Kenai Peninsula, in Alaska, Patrick McMillan shows us evidence of a global interglacial period. On the Kenai Peninsula, we see a receding glacier, which has moved back hundreds of feet in...
Venus Fly Trap | Expeditions Shorts
Venus Fly Trap | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits Apalachicola National Forest, in Florida, where he showcases a Venus Flytrap. The Flytrap, described by Charles Darwin as “the most amazing plant on earth,” is a carnivorous...
Pond Cypress Savannah | Expeditions Shorts
Pond Cypress Savannah | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick visits Florida Bay, located in Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina. Here, we see a savannah, filled with Pond Cypress trees, Savannah Iris flowers, Tall Milkwort flowers, and Purple...