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Rachel Carson-PBS Special

http://www.pbs.org/video/american-experience-rachel-carson

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Birds

  Wildlife is abundant on the Boulder creeks. The barn swallows returned to their nests under the bridge.  A muskrat was popping up every 12 feet or so. A friend saw a wood duck on Boulder Creek last week.  A few weeks ago, I saw a  northern flicker chopping out scraps of wood, enlarging a hole. […]

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Rachel Carson Play – A Sense of Wonder

A friend immensely enjoyed the play  acted by Kaiulani Lee.  Rachel Carson found joy in observing nature, particularly in the seas and tidepools.  And she collected the science,  deduced that pesticides  were killing the birds, and persuasively and poetically  called to save the birds in her book, Silent Spring.  The film of the play  is […]

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Trump’s Interior Dept. Decides to Let Birds Die

Filling-in wetlands, having uncovered oil waste ponds, and dumping poisons into waterways would be not be regulated by the International Migratory Bird Treaty. www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/The-Trump-administration-s-new-migratory-bird-12836494.php

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Trumpeter Swans Flourish

Once they were common in the US and Canada. Then they were hunted for their feathers, skins, and meat. Around 1933 there were only 70 trumpeter swans left in the lower 48 states. Now there are more than 63,000. They recovered because hunting was banned, remnant populations were discovered in Alaska and near Yellowstone, wildlife […]

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Plant Native Trees & Bushs for Birds

Enter your zip code and find what plants are good for birds and butterflies.  A friend plated a cherry tree that is good for birds and pies too.    https://www.audubon.org/native-plants

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Swallows, Cranes, Ducks & Flowers Are Back

Swallows are back to nest  in the bike path tunnel this morning  in Boulder.  Sandhill Cranes were flying Sunday morning 4-9-17. Scaups, American widgeon, and blue winged teal are back.  The teal come all the way from South America. On sunday, the wildflowers were out: pasque flowers, sand lilies, salsify, purple and yellow violets, oregon […]

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Save the Birds – Treat or Cover Windows

Scary new photos show how birds look when they crash into glass windows.  There are many solutions:   covering windows with netting,  curtains, patterns, frosting,  dark or patterned vinyl,  angling them down, having vegetation near the windows, ….     threats to birds:  vehicles, poison, outdoor cats, electrical lines, …. More solutions:  keep cats indoors, ban persistent […]

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