Coppersmith Barbet (photo: Swanand Oak)

Coppersmith Barbet

The Coppersmith Barbet is a species of the barbet family and is found on the Indian sub-continent and some parts of South-east Asia. As a colourful bird with a metronomic sound, these birds are found foraging over small berries, fruits and insects. These birds roam solo or in small groups. Coppersmith Barbets are one of the few species in which both sexes of one family carry out incubation.
John Muir ca. 1902

John Muir

John Muir (*1838 Schottland, ⴕ 1914 California) was naturalist, botanist, geologist, conservationist, explorer, inventor, author and founder of nature philosophy and nature conservation. In early years, he invented for example an early-riding machine, a thermometer, a hygrometer and a barometer. In 1892, he founded the Sierra Club, still one of the biggest nature conservation associations in North America, with him as president as long as he lived. 1890 he was co-founder of scientific-substantiated nature conservation. Muir foundet several National Parks and Natural Monuments. In 1906, John Muir and Theodor Roosevelt – after a hiking tour of several days together – founded the Yosemite National Park. Muir received several tributes like an …