Holding on~

                A Miami Blue Butterfly                                                        A Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly Photo credit: FWC/M.Wisnieski                                        Photo credit: FWS   At first glance this morning, the first story below, gave rise to a tiny hope for two critically endangered, if not already extinct Florida Butterflies, but alas, upon reading it, the two that I had been […]

Coral Crisis

Many thousands of species call Coral Reefs home~ Picture credit: underwater universe   Yesterday on WUCF, our local PBS Channel, there was an excellent dual story about Coral Reefs and the depressing decline of them worldwide and also one about the alarming situation with Oysters. Coral Reefs are one of the most threatened and most in […]

Not Extinct~

              A Galapagos Tortoise  Picture credit: Matthew Field        A Sierra Nevada Red Fox  Picture credit: NPS   Extinction is a dirty, ugly word and usually we, the two-leggeds are to blame, but this week is a time to celebrate, for two rare and exciting sightings have caused great joy around the Globe. This post is about two extremely rare and endangered creatures […]

Floridian Lab Rats

A female aedes-albopictus Picture credit: CDC   If you are coming to Florida any time soon, you may wish to avoid our lovely lower Keys. But, why you may ask? They are the most breathtaking place in this state, so what could possibly make you want to avoid them? Well, how do you feel about millions of Frankenstein mosquitoes that […]

Water

A drop  of Water Picture credit: José Manuel Suarez   The absence from this obviously addictive pleasure, has left me with a great deal of time to ponder what the subject of the first posting here would be, after being cleared by my Doctor to resume a somewhat normal life. Before beginning,  I must take the time to say, […]

A New Blog!

Greetings Dear Readers and Followers~   It is here for your consideration: Flawless Pandemonium   While we were away  this week,  a new Blog was busy percolating in my head. It is now up and it is my fondest wish that some of you may come to see it. This new Blog concerns the Corporate Bullies […]

Masticating Mollusks~

Oyster Sloop, Cos Cob Painting credit: Frederick Childe Hassam   The sun is out here in our part of the  Sunshine State  for the first time this week, the rain has finally stopped, although we desperately needed it, but nearly a week of not seeing sunlight, got to be a bit overwhelming. And with this bright […]

Back From The Brink

                     On Left:  A beautiful Brown Pelican                                                           On  Right: A  gorgeous Bald Eagle Picture Credits:  On  L:  SFWMD  and On  R:  Keta Design   It’s  “ feel good Sunday ”  and the story today is one that makes me personally, deliriously happy. When I was in College a professor once told the class that 99% […]

Lagoon Lunacy?

A bottlenose dolphin in Florida waters Picture credit: NOAA   On our news this morning was a brief story about the suspected cause of all the recent bottlenose dolphin deaths along the Atlantic Coast, including our own Indian River Lagoon. The conclusion reached and reported, was that the dolphins had possibly contracted a virus. Although, […]

Lethal Lagoon

                                            A bottlenose dolphin in the Banana River                                                                  The Indian River Lagoon Picture credit: NASA                                                                                                        Picture credit: USFWS   When most people think of Florida, the first image that comes to mind, may be our crystal clear or turquoise water, followed closely behind by our glorious wildlife. But, that beautiful image is in grave danger of becoming only […]

If You Knew~

Our Mimosa Tree with a Brown Swallowtail   If you are like me, you love to spend the summer outside, planting and spoiling your yard and/or your gardens and taking great delight in the myriad of colorful things that come to enjoy them with you~ As you can imagine, Florida, being a tropical paradise, has as many gorgeous plants, […]

Beautiful, Beneficial Bats

 A beautiful Endangered Gray Bat Photo credit:  Dr. Renn Tumlison   This Issue is one that I wrote about some time ago, but recent news has reminded me once again, that the crisis for this animal has not only not gone away, but has gained momentum and appears to now be an out of control situation:    Biological Diversity […]

The Liebster Award

Thank you  so much to  yooshinate  for nominating me for this lovely and kind Liebster Award. Her Blog is a fascinating, inspiring and joyous place to learn about how to live life to the absolute ultimate.   About the Award: 1. This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. 2. […]

Who Cares If It’s Endangered Species Day?

One of our Florida green treefrogs   So there you are, thinking, not another ” special day. ” I don’t even get a day off of work for it, so why should I care? But you should care, do you know why? In our lifetime, hundreds of species have already become extinct and they are going away at such an […]

Global Guinea Pigs~

A Guinea Pig Stable   If right now,  I asked you what the most important thing is, that you should or could do, to protect yourself and those you love, including your pets, from harm, you would probably come up with some pretty good answers, but more than likely, you would be well short of coming […]

Pollinators and Pesticides

  It was a bit difficult to choose a topic equally as important as Earth Day for today’s conversation. But think this may do. Let’s talk about bees and the wondrous world of pollinators. If like me, or maybe not, you were not an expert on their very vital purpose on our planet, here are a few […]

Embracing Mother Earth On Her Day

  Today is Earth Day, so how should we  thank this weary planet for the life-giving, air, water and everything else that she provides us with, that most of us take for granted? This planet has existed for billions of years, but each year it becomes more and more of a struggle just for her to continue living. Many of […]

Can This Kite Make A Comeback?

                   The Everglades Snail Kite I haven’t written about our Everglades Snail Kite for a fairly long time, because so much of the news about them hasn’t been very encouraging. These critically Endangered Kites were pushed out of the Everglades, their ancestral home, by the usual human suspects, fertilizer run off from US Sugar and other farmers in the area, who have […]

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