Elephants and bees, oh my!

So I thought for sure I already posted this article before but after doing some green librarian research, apparently I haven’t. That said, who knew that one of the largest animals (the elephant) on the planet would be scared of one of the smallest (the bee).

The article is entitled “Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their LivesBy

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Green Librarian

 

Bee blitz

So many years ago, before my oldest son was even born, I got the chance to help out with a butterfly account at a nearby park. Many years and three kids later, all my kids and I helped out on a Monarch count.

Reading this article the other day, “Bee Blitz aims to let volunteers help researchers via ‘citizen science’by  over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch got me to reliving those moments. Maybe it’s time for another chapter of citizen science.

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Green Librarian

The stars around us

So this is just one of those cool stories (at least to me) about this planet and how the skies around us can affect us. According to this article, these glassy pearls in these ancient clams actually have a bit of outer space in them.

The article is entitled “Ancient clams give forth glassy pearls that came from outer spaceby Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Just such a neat story about the world around us.

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Green Librarian

A hard rain and an orange sky

So last night here in St. Louis, after a really hard rain, we got the most amazing orange sky. Now I would like to say I can tell you why this happened but as of yet, I have no idea. So as any good librarian will tell yoiu, I need to do some research. At this point, all I can say is stay tuned!

OrangeSky

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Loggerheads

So as I’m sure I’ve talked about before, when I was a kid growing up, I always loved box turtles.  In fact, just this summer, we ran into a couple of painted turtles on our vacation (for the first time in years) and it brought back some great memories.

Fast forward to today and while I still love them, I’ve also grown to love their relative, the sea turtles. That’s in part due to reading the book Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina, so seeing this article the other day made me very happy.

The article is entitled “Loggerhead sea turtles nesting in record numbers in Southeast” by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at the Mother News Network. To me, it’s just cool that they’ve be around since the dinosaurs and what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs!?

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Bumblebees

Somehow this summer, bees seem to be a hot topic for me to write about so when I came across this article today, I knew I had to post it. The article is entitled “Holland covers hundreds of bus stops with plants as gift to honeybees” by Chiara Giordano over at the Independent.

As someone who rides the buses in St. Louis, I would love to see this happen here. Of course this article’s also a good excuse to post another picture I took recently of a bumblebee that was busy in our backyard.

Bee2A

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Green Librarian

Black bear, black bear

It turns out that shortly after we got back from Minnesota, our neighbor up north told my sister he had seen a black bear between our two cabins around that time. Then after we got home, I was going through some old issues of the Missouri Conservation magazine when I came across this article on Black Bears in Missouri.

The article is entitled “Make Way for Bearsby Francis Skalicky over at the Missouri Conservationist Magazine. Sounds like they’re getting around, which at least to me, is a good thing.

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Green Librarian