Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Nature’s miniature miracles

Since I have my kids on Wednesday nights usually, I don’t get the chance to watch the Nature show on PBS very often. So tonight I got the chance and I must admit I really like this episode entitled “Nature’s Miniature Miracles “. It was about some of natures smallest creatures, a few of which I was familiar with.

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150 Migration paths (simultaneously)

So I written several post’s on the migration paths of various animals but here’s an article and video that talk about and show the migration paths for 150 animals, all at the same time. The article is entitled “Watch 150 Animal Species Roam the Globe in This Amazing Migration Animation” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger.

There is also a link in the article to Movebank, an online database of animal tracking data where researchers can share their data. I think the article does a really nice job of showing how other species work in harmony with the planet, rather than against it.

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People or sentient beings, it’s all in your perspective

So when I read this article, I was under the impression it was all about plants and animals when in fact, it’s all about people. The salmon people, bear people, oak people, raven people and others.

To get a better understanding of what I’m talking about, check out the article entitled “Why I obsess About the Names of Plants and Animals” by Pepper Trail over at High Country News. It may give you a whole new perspective on nature and the world we live in.

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Thoreau

So tonight I have another post about Thoreau and his 200th birthday but unfortunately it’s over at the Wall Street Journal, so unless you have an online account with the Wall Street Journal, it can be found at your local library in the July 15-16 weekend edition.

The article is entitled “Thoreau at 200” by Randall Fuller over at the Wall Street Journal. It’s definitely worth the time to read. If not, you can go back to my earlier post entitled In Wildness is the Preservation of the World. Or you can just go read Thoreau’s book Walden. Anyway you look at it, you can’t lose.

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In wildness is the preservation of the world

So I’ll admit it, I didn’t know that July 12, 2017 is the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau but like so much of my life these days, I seem to stumble upon what I need, when I need it.

This article, entitled “Thoreau’s Wilderness Legacy, Beyond the Shores of Walden Pond ” by Douglas Brinkley over at the New York Times is what I ran into today. Happy (belated) Birthday Henry! I think it’s time to take a walk.

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Looking back at my kids

Reading this article let me know that I did it right in terms of getting my kids interested in nature. This article, entitled “5 Ways to Get Your Family Interested In Nature” over at the Student Conservation Association, is a great read on just how to do that. For me, all five really worked well but as a librarian you can probably guess, number four is my favorite.

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Back in my youth

This is a story that took me back to my youth. When it seemed like you could go wherever you wanted when you played. Down the sidewalk to the woods and the creek in which we played in every summer.

Now it seems like everywhere is off limits. There are no trespassing signs wherever you look. Down in the creeks and on the fence along by the woods. To me, this article entitled “Allemansratten, the Swedish Right to Roam the Countryside, is Guaranteed by the Constitution” by Melissa Bryer at Treehugger, gives me hope that perhaps all is not lost, at least in Sweden.

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