Archive for January, 2019

Everyone can make a difference

So reading this article tonight made me feel like I don’t do enough but then I realized if we all do our own part. For me, it’s reducing the plastics in my life while for this grandmother, she’s helping to clean up the beaches of the British Isles.

The article is entitled “This grandmother spent 2018 cleaning up British beaches — and she’s not done” by Michael d’Estries  over at Mother Nature Network. After reading this article, I’m thinking maybe I can do a little more.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Asteroids

I must admit, despite all of the family vacations we took out west over the years when I was a kid, to the best of my knowledge we never saw a crater. It’s actually only been since we got our family cabin that I think I really began to wonder about space and what is out there.

So I found this article quite interesting about asteroids and the apparent increased frequency of them, according to this article entitled “We are living in an era of high frequency asteroid strikes” by Bryan Nelson over at Mother Nature Network.

Sort of reminds me, in a strange sort of way, how we’re way past the average time between an eruptions at Yellowstone National Park. Kind of scary when you think about it.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Caves

So tonight’s article took me back to my childhood and a I time that if I remember right, we found a cave. I can almost picture it in my head but I can’t place where it was.

Anyway, the article is entitled “Adventurers Explore Missouri’s Caves for Mysterious Animals, Ancient Artifacts” by Eli Chen over at St. Louis Public Radio. I’m racking my brain but still no luck.

I think I need to ask my brother. I might also start looking around on the weekend I don’t have my kids.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Multi-generational migrations

So when I think of multi-generational migrations, I think of the incredible Monarch butterfly. Tonight’s article however, tells the story  of another one, that of the common green darner dragonfly.

Tonight’s article is entitled “It takes this dragonfly 3 generations to complete it’s annual 1,000 mile migration” by Jaymi Heimbuch over at the Mother News Network.

Sincerely –

 

Green Librarian

Feathers & dinosaurs

So a few years ago I read the book Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson. Shortly after that I remember I started becoming more aware of feathers whenever I took a walk.

So imagine my surprise when I came across this article tonight entitled “Scientists just cracked the mystery of dinosaur feathers” by Ilana Strauss over at Treehugger. As soon as I saw this article, I was reminded of that book. Even today, I still enjoy finding a feather.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Sitting down

Reading tonight’s article was a reminder that I need to find more time to just sit and spend a little more time. When my kids were young, I found that time, not by sitting down but by walking.

Whether it was taking a walk in a local park or participating with the kids in one of many local workshops put on the Missouri Department of Conservation like Amphibian Night or the Owl Prowl.

So the article I just finished reading is entitled “Why and how you should start a sit-spot routine” by Jaymi Heimbuch over at the Mother Nature Network. Now I need to just find a sit-spot for myself.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Past, present & future

So while I usually I like to post articles are upbeat when talking about our environment, perhaps because of the new year, I’m posting this article tonight that while not uplifting allows me to be a bit reflective about what has happened, what is going on presently what we can do in the future.

The article, entitled “A Forest of Ancient Trees, Poisoned by Rising Seas” by Nathaniel Popkin over at the New York Times, looks back at what’s been happening the last year or more both close to where he lives and around the world. I think it also motivate me to look around where I live and what I can do to help.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian