Archive for April, 2015

Boy do I feel old!

It’s good to see future generations taking care of the planet. This article, “Technology, Apps and Butterflies: The Children & Nature Network Conference” is by a young man who is only 11 years old, Zachary Shell over at the Children & Nature Network. So cool!

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Green Librarian

From fins to legs

That title reminds me of an old hardware store we use to have in St. Louis called Central Hardware. Their catch phrase wasfrom scoops to nuts.

Anyway, I love articles on evolution and how we or marine tetrapods got here. The article is entitled “From Fins to Legs and Fins Again” over at EarthSky. Check out how they got here.

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Belated Earth Day

Well, needless to say my Earth Day was a little busy. Filled with work and kids but none the less I did come across this article over at the New York Times entitled “Over Ever Green World” by Natalie Angier. I guess for me it pretty much sums it up.

I do plan however to get my kids out this weekend as there is our local Earth Day celebration over at Forest Park, my youngest son mentioned wanting to go to Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park, there’s an Arbor Day celebration at Longview Farm Park where my daughter wants to go volunteer to help with the horses on Sunday and my oldest son wants to go to Jefferson Barracks (yet another St. Louis park) so we’ll no doubt be busy.

Oh yea, I almost forgot, hopefully (rain permitting) we’ll be going on our annual trek to Amphibian Night at the Jay Henge Shooting Range (I know, what irony). So happy belated Earth Day!

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Green Librarian

 

By-The-Wind Sailors

Okay, I admit it, I don’t know what a By-The-Wind Sailor is. Apparently though, it’s a Jellyfish like creature at there are millions of them washing up along the shores of the west coast. The article is entitled “Millions of By-the-Wind Sailors Wash Ashore West Coast” by at GrindTV.

As the old saying goes, it’s important that we learn something new every day. I know I did today.

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Black bird, black bird

No, it’s not what you think it is. In this case, it’s a black flamingo, which according to the article are rare. The article is entitled “Black flamingo spotted in Cyprus is a rare sighting” by David Strege over at GrindTV.

I guess I’ll have to ask my friend Elina if she’s seen it, since she lives in Greece.

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Connecting the dots in the wild

As we continue to watch animals struggle to survive in this human world, one tool we have at our disposal is call the wildlife corridor. I came across this article the other day over at the Mother Nature Network goes into great detail about they work and why we need them.

The article is entitled “Why Wild Animals Need Wildlife Corridors” by Russell McLendon. Well worth the time to read.

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Green Librarian

View from the top

It’s a view of the earth that most people never see. Check out the article and short video about the view entitled “Earth, the Marvelous Blue Orbover at the New York Times by Dennis Overbye.

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Green Librarian