Archive for December, 2019

Parks

So it’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted. That’s mostly in large part just because of  work and life, not necessarily in that order. That said, the other thing I’ve been able to do is go out on my own and take pictures, all in some of the local parks where I live.

So tonight’s article is about someone else, also from St. Louis, whose doing that though on a much bigger level. The article is entitled “St. Louis man on a mission to visit all 419 national parks will finish at Arch.

While I doubt I’ll ever get the chance to go to all 419 national parks, I’ll at least continue to visit those here in the area and perhaps some in northern Minnesota, where our family cabin is.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Words for nature

Now I came across today’s article from a blog I’d honestly never heard of before called Writeshop. I happened upon it as I was creating a display at work for the December theme Write to a Friend Month.

The article, entitled “How to make word banks about nature” by and it reminded me of an older post I did about the words we have for nature and how these days, they seem to be disappearing.

Unfortunately, I can’t remember for the life of me the article I’m referring to but when I do, I will remember to post it. Okay, update, I did find the post. It’s entitled “What is landscape?“. Enjoy!

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Giving the gift of education

So like most nights, I always have more than enough articles to share but this one is perhaps more of a gift and what better time to give a gift than during the holiday season.

It’s actually an advertisement made because as the article states, Iceland became the first major UK supermarket to announce they are removing palm oil from all its own-brand products. The article and video are entitled “Supermarket Iceland’s advert for Christmas has been banned for being too political” over at LBC (Leading Britain’s Conversation).

Perhaps it will be the gift that keeps on giving and if you want to give a gift that keeps on giving, then please share this post. As an old saying that I grew up with goes, there’s no time like the present.

Merry Christmas!

 

Green Librarian

Dogs and wolves

As someone whose always loved wolves, this was a really cool article that came out last week about the discovery of an 18,000 year old puppy in Siberia that may help scientist truly connect the two.

The article is entitled “Mummified Pup Died in Siberia 18,000 Years Ago … And Might Be a Wolf (or Something Else)” by Mindy Weisberger over at LiveScience. At this point, scientist are unsure if this is a wolf, a dog or something else. I guess what can be said is stay tune to find out.

Sincerely-

 

Green Libarian

Leaves

Tonight’s article comes from an author I’ve read many times before and while is only partly about leaves, leaves are something I dearly miss these days. After the last of our four big trees came down recently, They’re like missing a dear friend.

The article is entitled “McClellan: Giving thanks for falling leaves” by Bill McClellan over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. While I still miss the leaves, there are plenty of things in nature to be thankful for.

One of those actually happened today with my middle child and my mom. They were out at the Wildlife Rescue Center today, getting a gift for one of my nieces when he said to my mom, I remember when dad to use to bring us out around here. That’s a gift that is truly priceless.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian