Last Sunday fields of pasque flowers, a few larkspurs, and lots of sand lilies at 8000 feet in mixed ponderosa/ doug fir forest. A downy woodpecker and lots of frog calls. from little pocket ponds in the rock.
I just saw 7 ducklings. They shake their heads. Their mom tilts her head, quacks , and herds them from behind.
A customer from Bainbridge Island, Washington, told me that 4 baby orcas were recently born near there. This good news as the population of orcas thee had not been doing so well.
In the last few days swallows returned to nests under the bridge on the bike path. A friend at Mammoth Mountain CA, heard the long eerie call of the common loon and the drumming of a Williamson sapsucker on April 12th. A cousin in Chippewa Falls, WI heard a loon call […]
Yesterday, a great blue heron flew over me as I biked. Then two hawks swooped over a runner ahead of me. Recently, a hawk flew along with me, just above my head, on my bike for several seconds. Then it alighted on a pole just in front of me. While it sat there, another […]
They demonstrate, sing, sue, and train youth to protect the earth. They have protested against fracking, global warming, and dangerous pesticides. They sued on behalf of young people and future generations. They train youth to become activists. We printed their design onto the t-shirts you see them wearing below. Click for their website.
New palm oil plantations threaten orangutans, elephants, rhinos, and cause global warming. Write a letter to demand change here. Read about it here. See which products to avoid here.
Proposed nickel-copper-sulfide mines threaten the rivers, Lake Superior, wildlife, and the Chippewa native communities. Over 1,000 acres of wetlands would be destroyed, and the fish and wild rice would be threatened. Also, oppose a land swap of federal national forest to become state land that would primarily logged and mined for profit without concern […]
Protestors arrested at BP today. Last night, I saw a great documentary, The Great Invisible, about the oil, shrimp, and oyster workers harmed by BP oil. People are out of work, hungry, and not receiving support from BP. Yet some neighbors are gathering and distributing food to hungry families. Such a contrast between the needy […]
In camping out, the students remind me of the cardboard shantytown that students built and lived in 26 years ago to pressure the CU adminstrators to divest from companies doing business with apartheid South Africa. Here is an article on the protest. We printed the divest t-shirts for the CU students. And 26 years ago, Jimmy […]