Hello Mother Earth protectors, If you follow me on Twitter, you know I tweet plenty of ecology, environmental, and indigenous news. There are some news stories that are so “different”, I just have to share them. This edition of Earth Protector News (I just thought of the name!) is for the folks who are not […]
It is spring and time to head out to some of my favorite vernal pools. Vernal pools are small pools of water that appear and dry up as the seasons change. Vernal pools are isolated wetlands because they are not permanently connected to other bodies of water. They are fascinating but rare ecosystems. Vernal pools […]
Links to native plants sales in Pennsylvania in 2019 with a list of recommended reference books on native plant gardening in all regions of North America.
Trout Lilies belong to the group of plants known as ‘ephemerals’. In early spring the tree canopy is open and sunlight can shine unobstructed down to the forest floor. Once the trees’ leaves grow large enough to shade the forest floor the ephemerals, including Trout Lily, are finished blooming.
I have been binge watching Father Brown Mysteries on Netflix. I love mysteries both books and on the small or big screen. And Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton belongs to the genre of “cozy mysteries”. Cozy mysteries often take place in small towns and villages, where everyone knows each other and everything is alright […]
Love birdwatching? Consider participating in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count! This free and fun citizen science program takes place February 15-18.To participate, look out your window and see what birds are in your backyard or at your feeder(s) during the four days of the count. You will need to submit a checklist online for… via […]
I stumbled across this book review and thought it looked interesting. I haven’t read the book but thought I should pass the information along. The book that speaks about the legacy of excluding people of color from the national parks and other natural areas. Many of us have stayed in environmental circles for decades in […]
I had a feeling that the groundhog is far more interesting than the standard, “sees his shadow” stories we hear at this time of year.
Ground squirrels are squirrel-like rodents that usually forage on and nest in the ground. Examples of animals classified as ground squirrels include marmots,
Moose stand on skinny little legs in drifts of cold white snow. Why don’t their skinny little legs freeze? Of course I had to research this burning question. I mean my legs aren’t much different in size than a moose’s. Well, the moose’ legs are longer but still. If I stood in knee deep snow […]