Creeping Indigo

Creeping Indigo Picture credit: Habitat for Horses   If this name means nothing to you, and you own horses, be thankful. You are lucky! This is the name of a local weed that is quite toxic and has been killing horses and other grazing animals all over Florida for years. First the story was on our local […]

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 […]

Microbeads Petition

This toothpaste has harmful and nasty microbeads in it   My Dear Readers, this will be short and sweet. A petition was just sent to me and not only did I sign and share it,  I also wrote about it a few months ago on one of my other Blogs:   What Do 7 UP, Micro […]

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 […]

No Means No!

Protestors at the White House Picture credit: chesapeakeclimate   Just in case you have not yet heard, as you were on an extended out of the country journey,  or what ever. The Keystone Pipeline, although approved by the House last week, was just rejected by the United States Senate. You heard right, it failed to win […]

Hope for a New Whale

A Bryde’s Whale Picture credit: Sophie Webb NOAA   Just found this awesome story this morning in my email that must be shared. Russell McLendon of Mother Nature Network has gathered and presented an extremely compelling work and you simply must read it in its entirety. Please see the link to it below. If the DNA checks out, […]

Megalopyge opercularis

Megalopyge opercularis Picture credit: Wikipedia   Thank you so very much to Walkingfox for alerting me about this story just now. This is a very short post because it is so important and just learned about. I also wanted to alert as many of you, as soon as possible about this. On our local WFTV News earlier today, was a report about, don’t […]

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 […]

Harriet Is Home~

Harriet, our wayward, wandering  Gopher Tortoise Picture credit:  Walkingfox   Yesterday was a very long and  busy day. We made the long trek from the Ocala Forest up to Gainesville, for Breanna’s visit with her Doctor at the UF Vet Hospital. It is one hundred miles, so we left early before 9 AM. It was the last of three […]

Beepocalypse

A bee performing the miracle that keeps the whole world running~ Picture credit: Bob Peterson/ Jacopo Werther   If like us, Spring at your house means working in your garden and/or your yard, here are some things that you may wish to consider before you begin. In my email this morning was a new round of pleading from one of my favorite […]

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 […]

Bye Bye Butterflies

The stunning Monarch Butterfly on its life-giving Milkweed. Picture credit:  Tiago J. G. Fernandes   When our time on this planet is over, how do you think that our generation of humans or our species will be remembered? If the rapid rate of death for so many Threatened and Endangered Species is any indicator, we […]

You Care About Us~

Noah’s Ark Animals Picture credit: WiNG   What day is it? It is  ” feel good ”  or  “ good news ”  Sunday of course. My final posting for this year is about a place that I have loved for more than 25 years, it is  the Everglades. If you have never been there and […]

Take Two

                       A Loggerhead Sea Turtle  Credit: NOAA                                            Silver Springs Florida in 1886     Thank God it is ” Good News”  Sunday. What a ghastly, awful week of news this has been for animals. But, there have also been two good happenings  in our local animal news, so, with that bright thought in […]

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 […]

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