Eat this, not that!

      Human plastic waste now litters Beaches and Waters all over the world! Edible six pack holder picture credit: Saltwater Brewery Plastic trash picture credit: epSos.de   This story was on our news just before we left for Flagler Beach last week. Meant to share it when we got back, but lost track of it, until […]

Murder most foul!

This Sandhill Crane family was near our house here in the Forest a few years ago. Picture credit: Walkingfox   There was no intention to write today, it is a Holiday weekend, everyone is already at the Beaches here and happily spending time relaxing with family. Alas, not so for those who tuned into the local […]

Hiding the Hunters

A beautiful 300 pound Florida Black Bear hit and killed near our home here in the Ocala Forest. Picture credit: USFS Carrie Sekerak   So much for transparency from the King of backroom deals and hidden agendas, or the Governor of what is now known as the sad state of Florida for all wild animals. […]

Never Forget Cecil!

Cecil the lion at Hwange National Park in 2010. Picture credit: Joe Sutherland/Wikipedia   Yesterday the Dental office of Walter Palmer, the killer of Cecil the African Lion, re-opened. The staff  announced that they are now open and serving their patients and that the Dr. is not on the premises. Not only is Palmer a murderer, he is a coward. But, what […]

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 […]

Doing It Right

Breanna and I have a meet and greet with a friendly staff member at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.             All pictures were taken at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium last October, 2013 by Walkingfox.     If you have been here for a bit, you may remember the story about  Winter, the rescued Dolphin  whose tail was severely damaged and was […]

Animal Awareness Alert~

       A Florida Black Bear in the Ocala Forest and a Florida Manatee mother and baby Black Bear picture credit:  FFWCC,  Manatee picture credit: http://www.sfwmd.gov The Black Bear pictured here was taken in an area quite near our house and according to Wikipedia: “which supports the highest density population of black bears in North America.”   […]

Cocoa Says NO!

The Pier at Cocoa Beach Picture credit:  Mike Russell   On our local news this morning,  came a most unexpected joy. It was announced today,  that the City of Cocoa Beach had rejected offshore Seismic Testing. Those in this Committee actually said that they don’t want it, because it has been said to harm Whales and Dolphins. Did I hear right? […]

The NBA Cares, and that’s No Hype!

   Picture credits:  Elephant: Ian Sewell,   Basketball: Reisio,   Rhino: Ikiwaner “It would have been great to have shown you any of the player’s pictures,  or the NBA Care’s Logo, or anything related to this story here, however, the NBA strictly forbids it!”   The American culture of sports figures and their ability to influence in this country is legendary, but […]

Partners Against the Pipeline!

Gary Dorr – Nez Perce and Nebraska rancher Ben Gotschall. Photo credit: Mary Anne Andrei / Bold Nebraska   This posting today may seem a bit off topic, but wait, it really is not. It will also be posted to both of my Blogs,  as it concerns both people and animals! When was the last time that Cowboys and […]

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 […]

Their World, Their Future~

ARKive – Images of Life on Earth Picture credit: Animal World   As  the world celebrates a New Year, my thoughts are as usual,  focused on animals. Recently there has been a lot of reflection and or controversy about the ESA, the Endangered Species Act turning 40 and whether or  not it is, gasp, still necessary. Merely writing these […]

Euthanized and Harvested

A Florida Alligator sunning itself on shore. Picture credit: John White   Recently someone asked me how I choose the subjects of the Blogs posted here. My answer to him/her,  made perfect sense,  to me at least. I said that if something makes me cry or very angry, it is going to be passed along to […]

Greens Galore~

                        Pictured on left, a mature Green Sea Turtle and on right, a hatchling. Hatchling photo credit:  Manuel Heinrich Emha   Today is good news Sunday and there is a double dose of it to share with all of you today! The state of Florida is truly blessed to have over […]

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% […]

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