Welcome to the January 1, 2009 edition of an outdoorsy carnival.
Gil Ortiz presents Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl posted at gilocafe.
A Keeper's Jackpot presents New Beginnings posted at A Keeper's Jackpot.
GrrlScientist presents The Indonesian Mimetic Octopus posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "This video documents a fascinating creature was discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species. This octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of more than fifteen different species and is so intelligent that it is able to discern which dangerous sea creature to impersonate that will present the greatest threat to its current possible predator."
Sarah presents How to Properly Mow Your Lawn | Winter Lawn Care - Lawn Care Tips posted at Lawn Care Tips, saying, "Many people mow their lawn too short and effectively kill it in the process."
Susan Morris presents A Quick Introduction To The World Of Grow Lights posted at Bonsai Tree, saying, "An intro to hydroponics for our bonsai trees"
Ruth presents Camp For Free or Nearly Free! posted at Camping Tips, saying, "Looking to find a campground that is free or $10 or less? There are more places than you'd think where you camp for free or nearly free."
In the Woods
Peter Jones presents Classic Flatiron Bouldering Problems: New Gems on Old Stone posted at Rocky Mountain Raider: Telemark Skiing, Bouldering, and Trail Running in Colorado.
GrrlScientist presents The Evolution of Poisonous Birds posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Given this suite of poisonous birds, Dumbacher wondered whether all poisonous birds closely related to each other. Based on morphological characters, it was thought they were closely related, but to learn more about the evolutionary history of this group of birds, it was necessary to reconstruct their relationships based on their DNA."
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