Beekeepers in northeastern France have been surprised and alarmed to find their bees producing blue and green honey and believe the source of the problem is a biogas plant near Ribeauville in Alsace.
Lovely pictures, and story, about a baby squirrel rescued by a soldier. One interesting quote, though: I fed him with baby food and milk through a syringe every four hours. Then his teeth came out and he started eating himself. Squirrel Rescue
Some pretty good photos on show in this collection: London Zoo reveals winners of the ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2012
Just like humans, particularly children, cats are capable of dozing off in the strangest of places and positions. Sleeping Cats
Damian Aspinall has taken the brave step of releasing a twenty year old video showing his then 18 month old daughter Tansy playing quite happily with some gorillas at his Howlett’s Wild Animal Park in Kent, England. There will, of course, be the inevitable and usual division of opinions between ‘it’s a wild animal, after all’ and ‘aw, how cute’.
International conservation groups have published a list of the earth’s most threatened 100 animals, plants and fungi and say urgent action is needed to protect them. The species live in 48 countries and include the Tarzan’s chameleon, the spoon-billed sandpiper and the pygmy three-toed sloth.
Some excellent photos of animals and birds on the Trek Earth website, including a close-up of a rare white lion. Trek Earth
An interesting infographic from PETA entitled I Didn’t Know Animals Could Do That!. Some I’m sure you will know, others maybe not.
Cute video of a kitten and a puppy getting on like a house on fire.
You get some very good and unusual cloud formations, particularly during the autumn and winter. Cloud Atlas