Sand prairies

So last night I was reading the latest issue of the magazine xPlor, a magazine I use to get for my kids and put out by the Missouri Department of Conservation, and came across an article entitled “Into the wild Sand Prairie“. I’ve known for a while that Missouri has several ecosystems tucked into it but I was unaware one of them is called a sand prairie.

So afterwards, I searched for more articles on the sand prairie and came across this article in 2004, entitled “A Prairie in the Swamp” by A.J. Hendershott in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s magazine the Missouri Conservationist. Now I just need to get down their with my kids.

Sincerely-

       

Green Librarian

 

 

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Butterflies

So tonight instead of posting an article, I’m posting a picture of several red admiral butterflies on my sedum plants in the front yard. It seems every year these flowers seem to attract multiple butterflies.

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Quite the gathering. Can’s wait for next years.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

 

Horses & hooves

So my daughter will be the first one to tell you that I don’t know much about horses. So tonight I am posting an article I read on horses to learn a little more. The article is entitled “How Horses Got Their Hooves” by Steph Yin over at the New York Times. While I will no doubt never know as much as her, I will know a little bit, maybe just enough to surprise her.

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Green Librarian

 

 

Get to know your trees

It’s not often where I use the title of the article I’m going to post as the the blog title but this one just seemed appropriate. Unfortunately, since I don’t have a lot of trees in my yard these days, I don’t have many to know.

The article is entitled as mentioned “Get to Know Your Trees” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger. The only tree I have is a silver maple. I use to have three of them, along with a bradford pear and one in the back yard, I don’t remember. Maybe it’s time I get to know the trees in my neighborhood.

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Green Librarian

Berries

Reading this article I was reminded of when I was a kid and we use to play in the woods. There was this field that unfortunately is now houses but, back then it was full of berries.

These days if I’m looking for berries we do so when we’re up at our cabin. We can usually find them along the dirt road that leads to our cabin.

Anyway, the article that took back to my childhood is entitled “Tasting the Sweetness of Summer, Berry by Berry” by Hope Jahrenaug over at the New York Times. Back to a place where time didn’t always matter.

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Green Librarian

 

Strawless in St. Louis

Okay it’s not as catchy as strawless in Seattle but it’ll do. So I’ve been trying to go strawless for a while now and I will admit it’s not easy as I thought it would be. Tonight though, I just decided to put one of my metal straws in my work bag.

Anyway, if you need some motivation, check out my earlier post entitled Plastic straws. You can also check out this article entitled “Seattle Fights for Sea Animals by Going Strawless for September” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. It’s not easy but it is worth it. Check out some of the statistics in the article.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

North of the border

This is a topic that while I’ve read about from time to time, is not one on most people’s lips, permafrost. The article is entitled “Alaska’s Permafrost is Thawing: The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come. over at the New York Times. Scary times to say the least.

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Green Librarian