Attract birds to your yard with water features!
Try these ten tips.
by Bill Thompson, III read about BillKeep it Low. The standard birdbath on a pedestal may look good, but its not the best way to offer water to birds. Think about it: Most natural sources of water that birds use are on or near the ground. Its what they look for in nature. You can use the birdbath pedestal for something else—like your bright pink-mirrored lawn globe, or that sasquatch figurine youve been meaning to deploy. Place the bath basin on the ground or raised up on a cinder block, but keep it within a foot or so of the ground.Keep it Shallow. Birds dont bathe in deep water. Keep the level in your birdbath to about two inches or less. This is perfect for songbirds to wade into and splash around. If your bath basin is deep, place a layer of pea gravel or some large, flat stones in the bottom to offer birds a choice of water levels.
via Top 10 Tips for Attracting Birds with Water :: Bird Watchers Digest.
Tags: Birdbath, Birds
April 13, 2012Namibia Trots Out Old and Useless Tricks to Defend the Seal Slaughter Commentary by Captain Paul Watson, Oswald Theart pretends to love a seal. It is an old Wise Use tactic from the Reagan era to create organizations that sound like they are for conservation but, in fact, represent just the opposite. For example back then we had Friends of the Sea Lions and Friends of the Dolphins, both groups created and funded by the tuna industry that in reality supported the killing of sea lions and dolphins.
via Sea Shepherd :: Namibia Trots Out Old and Useless Tricks to Defend the Seal Slaughter.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Operation Infinite Patience: April 4, 2012
Taiji, it’s not goodbye…until the slaughter ends.
Harpooned dolphinAs our last week in Taiji came to an end and Operation Infinite Patience 2011-2012 came to a close, four Cove Guardians were met with the return of Campaign Coordinator Scott West and his daughter Elora West.
via Operation Infinite Patience: April 4, 2012 – Sea Shepherd.
3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru.
Along just one stretch of coastline in Peru, more than 3,000 dead dolphins have washed ashore in just the last 3 months, and the disturbing trend may only be escalating. With the latest discovery of 481 lifeless dolphins there in recent days, residents have begun to demand an explanation for the mysterious mass deaths — and as far as enlisted experts can tell, offshore oil exploration in the region is the most likely culprit.
via 3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru : TreeHugger.
April 2, 2012
Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam
Article by guest columnist and activist Sandy McElhaney
File photoThe concept of scapegoating has been around since the times of the Ancient Greeks. They used the term “pharmakos” to describe a person (often a beggar or criminal) who was cast out of the community following a natural disaster. In some accounts, the pharmakos was stoned or beaten. In others, he was executed and the ashes were spread to the ocean.
via Sea Shepherd :: Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam.
WASHINGTON – Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently presented the prestigious Citizen’s Award for Bravery to a modest California police detective, David Bavencoff, for his actions to save the life of a hiker in Zion National Park who slipped off Angels Landing Trail. Continue reading
Categories: Hiking, News & Current Events, Zion National Park
Tags: Angels Landing, California, Court of the Patriarchs, Hiking, Ken Salazar, Manitoba, National Park, Photo of the Day, United States, Utah, Virgin River, Zion, Zion National Park