Protectors

So tonight I came across this article and when I read it, I knew it sounded familiar but unfortunately, I couldn’t remember where I read it. That’s when I decided to post this article entitled “The Protectors of British Columbia’s Coast” by Krista Langlois over at High Country News. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence but, then again, maybe it’s not. One thing’s for sure, we need more protectors.

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Green Librarian

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Fire hawk

I’ve read a lot over the years about how crows and ravens are able to use tools so it was interesting to see how hawks apparently are able to use tools as well, in this case fire. The article is entitled “‘Firehawks’ Flush Out Prey with Flames” by Noel Kirkpatrick over at the Mother Nature Network.

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Green Librarian

Lichen, who knew!?

So in my last post, entitled Nature & dictionaries, I mentioned the Missouri Department of Conservation resource Conservation Connection Newsletter. Well tonight’s post, entitled “I’m Lichen It!“, comes from another of their resources, Xplor magazine for kids. As I also said last time, I know my kids are older now but it’s still a fun magazine to read, as evident by tonight’s article.

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Green Librarian

 

Nature & dictionaries

So the article I’m posting tonight is one I came across in a local newspaper recently here called Healthy Planet. After doing a bit of research however, like most librarian’s do, turns out this story actually is from 2015. The article here is entitled “A is for Acorn, Not Analog – Nature Words Gone From a Dictionary” by Linda Wiggen Kraft.

While my kids are older now, nature was one of the first things I introduced them to. The other night in fact, I was talking with my mom about how I use to take them on Owl Prowl’s, Amphibian Nights and other assorted adventures through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s and their Conservation Connections Newsletter.

So because of that and for my kids, I feel inspired to try and help make a difference in my own small way. Here’s a link to the contact page for Oxford University Press. I’ve already e-mailed them to let them know I am disappointed in learning this and will no long use or recommend their dictionaries in the future, either as a parent or librarian.

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Green Librarian

Sea Eagles

Keeping in the raptor theme going here, I came across this article entitled “Farmer Saves Oldest-known Living Icelandic Sea Eagle ” by Mary Jo Dilonardo at the Mother Nature Network. Honestly, I’d never heard of Sea Eagles. I know and have seen both a Golden Eagle and Bald Eagle, both of them up in Minnesota.

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Owls

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote the post Owl prowl in the front yard and the neat thing was, the owl came back a couple of nights later but I decided not to post about it. Well, I came across this article today in the Missouri Conservationist and I thought, why not? So tonight’s article is entitled “The Eastern Screech-Owl ” by Angie Morfeld and is about what else, owls!

Whoo whoo-

     

Green Librarian

Australia & Canada

Who knew that the two continents were at one time connected?! certainly not I, the Green Librarian. Then I read the article entitled “Geologists Find That a Remote Region of Australia Was Once Connected to Canada” by Bryan Nelson over at Mother Nature Network. Something else to research.

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Green Librarian