Scottish Wildcats or Felis sylvestris grampia have been around since the last ice age. A symbol of strength and independence, the cats used to roam the whole of Great Britain, but researchers believe there are now fewer than 400 left in the rugged highlands. We journey to Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland to learn about the threats that have this secretive species on the run and what the Cairngorms Wildcat Project is doing to help protect them.
The next EOL Flickr contest is Frugivores - Please compete with images of organisms that have a taste for fruits of all kinds. Pictures of frugivory in action are particularly welcome. Submissions will be open through next Monday, 3 June 2013.
EOL is at the Jean Lafitte BioBlitz in Louisiana! See the EOL Collections, podcasts and games made for the BioBlitz. Wer're set up in the Science in Action tent, along with other science and technology partners. The BioBlitz is a joint effort between the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve and the National Geographic Society.
As they wing their way across North America, millions of migrating monarch butterflies form a living river of orange. In this episode, the second of two podcasts on monarchs, we’ll meet citizens young and old who are dipping a toe in that river in the name of science and of beauty.
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The next EOL Flickr contest is Climbing Plants - Please compete with images of vines, lianas, clambering, scrambling or scandent plants. Any herb or shrub that climbs or supports itself on nearby objects is fair game. Submissions will be open through next Monday, 13 May 2013.
A story about the migration of the eastern population of monarch butterflies in North America, and the people that help them out along the way.