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, […]

New Blog~

If you think that Organic and GMO foods are not a high stakes industry, please do take a look at this picture. Credit: Compiled by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper   If you might have wondered where I have been, this is where: http://organicopinion.wordpress.com/ It was the result of a bad shopping excursion that was the very last straw. Hope you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Withering Whales

A Long-finned pilot whale spyhopping Picture credit:  Barney Moss   An update to this story The news is worse yet today, even more Whales have been found dead and again their stomachs were empty, but the thing that is most disturbing is the fact that these whales normally  live in very deep waters and that they are probably coming […]

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 […]

Most Influential Blogger Award

  I would like to thank  jeaninjackson  of the Pearl Street Gallery  for nominating me for the Most influential Blogger Award. She has one of the most beautiful Blogs and collection of pictures, that you will find  anywhere on Word Press. Although I do not feel worthy of this Award because I have not been here very long […]

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 […]

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 […]

When Will We Find Courage?

The River of Grass, the Florida Everglades The EPA has recently declared that over half of the Rivers in this country are not fit for living things. Does this really come as a surprise to anyone? If you have spent anytime near a river, you could have watched the slow degradation in person. No degree […]

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