Archive for September, 2018

Lakes

The article I read tonight reminds me of the book I’m reading at the moment, Still Waters by Curt Stager. In fact, some of the stories in the aforementioned book, remind me a little of what’s gone on over at Town Line Lake (the lake our cabin is on), during the last few years.

Anyway, the article is entitled “Arctic Expert Discovers Methane Fuelled Lake in Alaska” by Chris Mooney over at Independent. I guess this weekend I’ll have to do a little reading on the history of our lake, starting with the book History of Longville, MN 1906-2006.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Quiet in nature

So this was an interesting article tonight, so much so that it got me to thinking. When I’m out in nature do I listen to see if it’s really quiet? The article I read yesterday is entitled “Seeking America’s Quietest Spots: The Quest for Silence in a Loud World” by Jess Bidgood over at the New York Times.

I guess the next time I’m out, I will definitely listen.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Looking up at the moon

I must say that over the last few nights, I’ve found myself not only outside for a bit but, also looking up at the moon while I wait patiently for another full moon. Anyway, when ever I get the chance, I enjoy reading and posting articles on the night sky.

So tonight’s article is one entitled “Losing the Night Sky” by Caroline Crampton over at a website entitled How We Get to Next. I would also be remiss if I don’t mention the book entitled The End of Night by Paul Bogard.

It’s the book that got me started on this journey of the night sky. That and our annual family vacations to our cabin in northern Minnesota, where we are always guaranteed to see a sky full of stars at least a few nights.

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Green Librarian

Hedgehogs

So as someone of Welsh descent and someone who thinks hedgehogs are cute, I was a little disappointed to read this article today entitled “What’s happening to all the hedgehogs in England and Wales?” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. So to all my relatives over there, let’s pick it up a bit and help out those cute little hedgehogs.

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Green Librarian

Wolves & our ecosystems

Reading this article tonight is just another example of how removing even one species from an ecosystem shows us that everyone plays a role here on earth. The article here is about one of my favorite animals, the wolf and one of my favorite parts of nature, our trees.

The article is entitled “After Killing all the Wolves in Yellowstone, They Finally Brought Them Back-Here’s What Happened Next” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger.

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Green Librarian

Love of horses runs in the family

Just like my daughter love of horses, I too love them, just not the kind that live on land. One of my favorite animals in the oceans have always been seahorses and so when I read this article entitled ” These Sassy Little Seahorses are the Size of a Grain of Sand” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, I knew I had to write about them. They are just beautiful creatures.

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Green Librarian

 

Green space

As someone who grew up with a lot of green space as a kid, who use to play in the woods and stay outdoor every night until my mom called me in, it’s nice to see a city taking back some green space and a school yard is a great place to start. Add to the fact that Paris is one of my favorite European cities, it’s a very cool story.

So tonight’s article is entitled “Green Space in Every Schoolyard: The Radical Plan to Cool Paris” over at The Guardian. With a week full of parental school work now over, hopefully I will get back into my usual blogging routine next week. I might try and post again this weekend. We’ll see.

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Green Librarian