In this image from the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s EO-1 satellite, you see the communities of Thetford and Brandon in England. Surrounding those cities is Thetford forest, the largest lowland pine forest in England. The forest is surrounded by farmland but has become a haven for a variety of life, including rabbits, deer, and a variety of rare birds.
The existence of this forest is something of a story as well. 100 years ago there was no forest here.
POPULATION: > 50,000 individuals TREND: Decreasing HABITAT: Humid lowland and foothill forest of Central and South America
The Ornate Hawk-Eagle is aptly named, with piercing golden eyes and
striking black, white, and chestnut plumage. This extraordinary raptor
also has a crest of long black feathers, which the bird may keep
flattened or held erect when excited.
The birds are often seen soaring
high above the rainforest canopy on broad, short wings while giving
their repeated piping calls.
The primary threat to this species is accelerating deforestation, particularly in the Amazon basin, where it is projected to lose up to 40 percent of its habitat…
dirt under nails, twigs stuck in hair and determination in eyes. she was strong, made of stone yet wild, made of twisted vines, she was a mystery to the outsiders yet known to the lowlanders. but when the forest calls, she runs and doesn’t look back.