Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Trapper’s daughter

So tonight’s post is all about wood engraving artwork, nature and a character named the Trapper’s Daughter. It’s actually an article that when I came across (and I can’t remember where I found it), I realized that I’ve been to their shop up in Duluth.

The story, or article, is entitled “A Not-so-Brief History of the Trapper’s Daughter” by Marian over at Ken Speckle Letter Press. If you ever get up to Duluth, I highly recommend visiting their shop. Until then, visit their website and enjoy the amazing art work. It’s well worth your time.

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Green Librarian

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Nature in pictures

As someone who has only recently begun to focus on taking pictures of nature and all it holds, I really enjoyed this article entitled “The Magic of the Microscopic World” by Michael D. Lemonick over at Scientific American. As a photographer, I love see the details in nature. Sometimes they are simply amazing.

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One is the loneliest number

At least according to the band Three Dog Night but in this case it’s a lonely Sitka Spruce tree on Campbell Island, 400 hundred miles south of New Zealand. For scientist, it’s a prime example of what humans have done to the environment.

The article is entitled “Does the World’s ‘Loneliest’ Tree Mark the Start of a New Epoch” by Noel Kirkpatrick over at the Mother Nature Network. So far, it looks like only time will tell and that is very unfortunate.

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Nature & dictionaries

So the article I’m posting tonight is one I came across in a local newspaper recently here called Healthy Planet. After doing a bit of research however, like most librarian’s do, turns out this story actually is from 2015. The article here is entitled “A is for Acorn, Not Analog – Nature Words Gone From a Dictionary” by Linda Wiggen Kraft.

While my kids are older now, nature was one of the first things I introduced them to. The other night in fact, I was talking with my mom about how I use to take them on Owl Prowl’s, Amphibian Nights and other assorted adventures through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s and their Conservation Connections Newsletter.

So because of that and for my kids, I feel inspired to try and help make a difference in my own small way. Here’s a link to the contact page for Oxford University Press. I’ve already e-mailed them to let them know I am disappointed in learning this and will no long use or recommend their dictionaries in the future, either as a parent or librarian.

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Green Librarian

Dark in the night

Reading this article today entitled “The First Dark Sky Reserve in the U.S. is a Stargazer’s Paradise” by Michael E’stries over at the Mother Nature Network just got me more excited about dark skies, that and the Wolf Moon that happened the other night.

You see I just got my first good camera, a Nikon D3400 and so now I’m really looking forward to taking pictures at night of the moon and the stars, not to mention the rest of mother nature. I don’t know how well I’ll do but wish me luck!

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Green Librarian

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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Green Librarian

 

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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Green Librarian