Archive for February, 2020

Dams & fish

As someone whose always been a supporter of dam removal, this article tonight is a story that I’m hoping with spurn other states to remove more of their dams. The article tonight is entitled “In Delaware, Dams Are Being Removed to Spur Fish Migration” by Jon Hurdle over at the New York Times. It definitely shows people all of the benefits of having a dam removed.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Photography & kids

So last night I went to hear Missouri Department of Conservation photographer Noppadol Paothong speak at Powder Valley Nature Center. I not only learned a few things about nature photography, it also reiterated once again, that one of the best things I did for my kids was take them to several of the parks around town.

Towards the end of his talk, he talked about how he took his daughter out on one of his adventures and that he realized how lucky she was to see nature in all it’s beauty. It made me realize my kids were too.

The event was called “MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong to add encore presentation Feb 20 at Powder Valley Nature Center“. The best thing is, he’s speaking again tonight and I can definitely say, it was well worth the time.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Old buildings, new uses

Okay, so I vaguely remember the Olympics in Montreal but for some reason, I remember this building and stadium. Like the article says, “Really, if they can make these crazy spaces work for your typical office functions, any building can”. Anyway, the article is entitled “Montreal’s swoopy Olympic Tower renovated as office space” by over at Treehugger. In it’s own way, it’s so ugly, it’s cool.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Lawn caring

As someone who already does this, who knew I was already hip. Perhaps I should tell my kids about this? Okay, maybe not. Anyway, so reading this article let me know that at least to me, I’m cool. The article is entitled “Why the British Ecological Society President mows round the dandelions in her lawn” over at the British Ecological Society website. How cool is that?!

Sincerely-

 

Green librarian

 

First-aid for fireflies

So after writing about fireflies in a post aptly named Fireflies a couple of weeks ago, I came across this less inspiring article entitled “Here’s how we are killing off the fireflies by over at Treehugger. I must say none of the reasons how surprised me. That said, I’m going to try and be more aware this summer to see if the fireflies in our neighborhood still show up.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian