We seeing urchin overpopulation devastation right in front of us on the Oregon coast. To get an idea of the scope of the problem, check out this link to an article from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The problem is real and present. The solution is yet to be developed. Let’s hope that ODFW and others working on the problem comes up with a plan soon. Every step, small or large, towards a solution is important.
There are so many things going on at once or our planet Earth, and with all of the news media and social networking blasting us every day – 24 hours each day, it’s getting harder to determine what’s real, what’s important, and what we can allow into our crowded schedules and minds. Keeping all this […]
The way humanity has been mistreating Mother Earth has rapidly risen to the top of our news media, governments (except the US government which seems intent on denying that we have environmental crises all around us) and environmental organizations. Here’s an article that you might appreciate reading because it takes the problem of plastic from […]
While we are constantly bombarded by the news media and by concerned environmentalists about all of the damage humankind is doing to our planet, it’s encouraging to learn about all the many organizations that are fighting for our future. I’m thankful that we are not just having to sit back and watch others do this […]
Since the first time I walked an ocean shoreline in Sitka, Alaska, I have been fascinated by all the creatures I saw there. My children were even more fascinated than I was, so we spent a lot of time poking and prodding and picking up “creatures.” We even went so far as to bring some […]
Here’s an article that Loren Morris found in Forbes Magazine a couple of days ago. It’s a beautiful example of what we can do as concerned citizen scientists who are willing to volunteer our time and talents to making a positive impact on our environment. I hope you enjoy it and can come up with […]
Have you ever said to a friend or family member that s/he has to come out of her/his shell? Well, watch this video and see how tenderly (and maybe proudly?) this puffin parent helped draw the chick from its shell!!! I think you’ll be fascinated!! Puffin Power