Pasque Flowers and Frogs

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.

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7 Baby Ducklings by Boulder Creek

I just saw 7 ducklings.  They shake their heads.  Their mom tilts her head, quacks , and herds them from behind.

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Good News- 4 Baby Orcas Born in the Salish Sea off Vancouver

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.

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Birds Return and Trees Flower

      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 […]

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Birds Overhead

  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 […]

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Earth Guardians: Environmental Youth Group

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.  

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Boycott Bad Palm Oil Products

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.

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Oppose Mines & Federal Forest GIve-Aways in Minnesoata

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 […]

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BP Oil Spill Continues to Harm People and Wildlife

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 […]

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CU Students: “Divest from Fossil Fuel Stocks”

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 […]

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