Good News-Obama Cancels Arctic Oil Drilling!

Thank him, and ask to make it permanent.  link

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Crane Calls Lure Me to Scan the Skies and FInd Them

On Saturday, 10-17, I heard the chortling gobbling sounds while under a large cottonwood.  After moving out from under the tree, I spied a group of aobut 100 cranes.  Similarly, on Sunday 10-18, twice I heard the calls, and each time, I moved to where I could see the sky, where I spotted over 100 […]

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Insects & Leaves

Floating leaves cast shadows, on the rocks on the  bottom of the stream. The shadows undulate  as they go over rocks and hollows.  There are still dragonflies, patrolling the streams.  Brown and orange caterpillars cross the bikepath.  I tried to guide one across the path, but it did fine on its own.   Many small […]

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Sandhill Cranes Call As They Head South-at Bob Baumgartner’s Memorial

At a cloudy sunset memorial at Walker Ranch, we heard the gobbling calls of cranes as they flew unseen over us.  It was drizzly and overcast, yet a band of  golden red appeared above the continental divide.  We were gathered for the memorial for Bob Baumgartner.   He led over 3,000 hikes.  He was very […]

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Stop Gross Dam Expansion- Let’s get rid of those damn dams.

# 1 Raise money to pay a lawyer to contest  the Corps of Engineers Record of Decision.                        #2 Thank the Boulder County Commissioners  for opposing the dam expansion.  -from the meeting on 10-11-15  More info: LINK and Link

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Tree Walk at CU at 5 pm today

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Free Climate Activist Nasheed of the Maldives Islands

Free ex-President Nasheed, now.   Contact t The UN condemened his imprisonment.  He was jailed for speaking  on behalf of  low lying islands;  against countries pushing to cnotinue global warming; and against the corruption of his country    Link Here is Freedom Now, which asks for the release of political prisoners. Link

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Dams Make 23 % of Methane Due to Humans

Read: The Hydropower Methane Bomb No One Wants to Talk About

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Call your Representative to Help Elephants, Polar Bears, & Birds

There are hearings on October 8.  Ask them to oppose the bill, HR 2406, which would  overturn rules against  illegal ivory trade and  elephant poaching.  This bad bill will also allow polar bear trophies to be imported, and it will prevent rules against lead ammunition that poisons birds. Support Rep Grijalva’s amendment to protect elephants. […]

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Swallows leave, leaves fall, aspen glow, elk bugle, veggies and berries still ripen

This week the barn swallows that gather on the lines have left. The cottonwood leaves have been falling in Boulder, and the aspen leaves have been turning and falling in the mountains. I still see chicory blue blossoms in town. It is fun to watch the aspen and cottonwood leaves fall, then float on the […]

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