Planet Earth, 100,000 years ago


This 13 October 2019 video says about itself:

What was our planet like 100,000 years ago? What animals were there? What was the climate like? And which human species were around? Thank you all so much for 100,000 subscribers, it’s unbelievable!

Kurdish Dutch, Swedes against Erdogan invading Syria


This 12 October 2019 video is about Kurdish Swedish people demonstrating in Gothenburg, Sweden against the Turkish Erdogan regime invading Syria.

This 12 October 2019 video is about Kurdish Dutch demonstrating in The Hague against Erdogan invading Syria.

Kurdish Dutch demonstration in Amsterdam: here.

20,000 on London’s streets say ‘Stop the Turkish invasion’. ‘Rise up for Rojava’ rally opposes Erdogan’s brutal war on Syria’s Kurds: here.

World Peace Council condemns Turkish invasion of Syria: here.

Turkey’s Syrian “rebel” allies, the Islamist Syrian National Army (SNA, formerly the Free Syrian Army), are executing Kurdish civilians in areas they hold, according to multiple reports. Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf was executed; her bullet-riddled car appeared in a video surrounded by SNA fighters. Beyond Al Qaeda-linked calls to destroy infidels, the British Daily Telegraph noted, the SNA’s main outlook “is sectarian: they are anti-Kurdish and they are Arab chauvinists” … The Kurdish-led SDF militias in Syria, vastly outgunned by Turkish forces and vulnerable to air strikes, warned US officials in talks leaked by CNN that they would appeal for Russia to attack Turkey and protect SDF and Syrian army forces. As Turkey is legally a NATO ally of Washington and the European powers, such an attack could compel the United States and its European allies to either break the 70-year-old NATO alliance or go to war with Russia to protect Turkey: here.

DEBACLE: HUNDREDS OF ISIS SUPPORTERS ESCAPE Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people and prompted U.S. soldiers to withdraw from a nearby base. [AP]

FIGHTING IN SYRIA HAS ALREADY DISPLACED 130,000 More than 130,000 people have been displaced from rural areas around the northeast Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al Ain as a result of fighting between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish militia, the United Nations said. [Reuters]

Hummingbird feeding frenzy in Texas, USA


This video from Texas in the USA says about itself:

Hummingbird Feeding Frenzy On October Morning In West Texas – Oct. 11, 2019

There’s a party on the West Texas Hummingbird cam, and you’re invited! Watch dozens of hummingbirds hover to and fro as they jockey for position at the nectar feeders.

Watch live at http://allaboutbirds.org/texashummers for more information about hummingbirds and highlights from the feeders.

Many fungi, some birds in Terschelling woodland


Parasol mushroom, Terschelling, 20 September 2019

After 20 September 2019 at Meisterplak lake on Terschelling, we continued to a wooded area of the island. There, we saw this young parasol mushroom.

Not far away, a smaller relative of that fungus, a stinking parasol.

A bit further, Parasola plicatilis.

Great spotted woodpecker sound.

Smooth puffballs.

Shaggy ink cap, 20 September 2019

Shaggy ink cap fungi.

Then, a special species: velvet roll-rim. It depends on coniferous tree stumps, which are here.

Velvet roll-rim, 20 September 2019

Pincushion moss.

Birch bracket.

Copper spike.

Sticky bun.

Leccinum cyaneobasileucum.

Sulphur tuft.

A tawny grisette grows on the footpath.

Pestle puffball.

Special flowers here: round-leaved wintergreen.

Penny bun.

Common toadflax flowers.

Coprinellus truncorum on a tree trunk.

At 5pm, on another tree trunk: two robins.