Brown long-eared bat. Equipped with ears almost the same length as its body, this widely distributed tree dweller, found in woodlands such as Northamptonshire’s Fineshade Woods, doesn’t have to pursue prey in flight; it picks off invertebrates from leaves and bark. Credit: Getty.#bat #long-earedbat #edgechronicles
The Oostvaardersplassen is a nature reserve in the Netherlands, which is managed by the State Forestry Service. Covering about 56 square kilometres , it is noted as an example of rewilding. It is in a polder which was created in 1968, but in spite of the environment having little time to develop, by 1989 it had international importance as a Ramsar wetland. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oostvaardersplassen) Interesting and nice to read the article on : ...
Google earth map showing the location of several Greenwood Management forestry sites in Brazil. For reference the city of Barreiras, Bahia state can be seen on the left. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barreiras
The Seven Sisters Oak is the largest certified southern live oak tree. Located in Mandeville, Louisiana, it is estimated to be up to 1,500 years old with a trunk that measures 38 feet This oak is also the National Champion on the National Register of Big Trees and the Champion Oak of Louisiana according to the Louisiana Forestry Association. The owner who first named the tree was Carole Hendry Doby, who was one of seven sisters. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters_Oak
Pinus halepensis (Aleppo Pine); family: Pinaceae. Detail of the cone, small and pedunculated, and the foliage. Photo by Balles2601 (CCSA) | The resin of the Aleppo Pine is used to flavor the Greek wine retsina. / The Pinus halepensis is widely planted for timber in its native area, being one of the most important trees in forestry in Algeria and Morocco. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleppo_Pine