Archive for October, 2017

Africa and conservation

I must say that after my grandparents gave me a set of five wooden animals including a leopard, antelope, elephant, giraffe and rhinoceros which were actually carved in Kenya, my love for these animals began.

Africa

So seeing this article on conservation in Namibia was refreshing in a small way. The article is entitled “Namibia: Africa’s Conservation Success Story” by Laura Moss over at the Mother Nature Network. Here’s hoping the animals in Namibia outlive my wooden animals and perhaps none the worse for ware than my collection.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Advertisements

Earths first trees

So this was an interesting article to say the least. Apparently earth’s first trees were very different from today’s trees. This according to the article entitled “Primordial Fossils of Earth’s 1st Trees Reveal Their Bizzare Structure” by Laura Geggel over at Live Science. I must admit, very fascinating stuff.

Sincerely-

     

Green Librarian

 

Dark skies and light pollution

So after doing a little research, like we librarians like to do, I was able to find the book I mentioned yesterday. The book is entitled The End of Night by Paul Bogard and I highly recommend it. I’ve also included it on the green reading page.

FYI, I also found out he has a new book entitled The Ground Beneath Us. I’ll let you know how that is as I just requested it this morning.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Dark skies

So excuse me if you heard this one. I thought I posted this article before but maybe I haven’t. One of my favorite things about the earth is actually the night sky. I love it when we’re up north on vacation and you can look at the sky.

I’ve often said to my kids that the sky looks so full of stars, like you couldn’t stick another one up there because there’s no room. Anyway, the article is entitled “The World’s 11 Certified Dark Sky Reserves, Where the Stars Run Riot ” by Melissa Bryer over at Treehugger.

When I read this article it actually reminded me of a book I read at the library a few years back but I can’t for the life of me remember the title. Perhaps that’s a re-post for another night. First I need to go back and find the book.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

 

Summer heat = dull fall colors

So unfortunately this is another one of those articles that you need to have an account for but as usual, I will tell you, you can go to your local library and look for the October 14-15 weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal and read it there.

Anyway, the article is entitled “Leave It to the Heat to Dull Autumn’s Glory” by Jo Craven McGinty at the Wall Street Journal. I know from what I’ve seen around here so far, fall might be a little dull in St. Louis.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

Rainforest no more

So today I learned that the United States only had one tropical rain forest and it was located in Puerto Rico. Now however,  it has none. This according to the article entitled “Another Victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Treasured Rainforest” by Luis Ferre-Sadurni over at the New York Times.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

 

Baby turtles

Now yes, turtles have always been one of my favorite animals. Then there is the issue of migration involved and also that these are baby sea turtles, it just doesn’t get much better. Add to this story that it takes place up north, only makes it intriguing.

The article is entitled “100 Baby Sea Turtles Hatched in Maryland and Made Their Way to the Sea” by Noel Kirkpatrick over at Mother News Network. Don’t forget to watch the video too. If you want to read more about these beautiful animals, check out Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian