Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's a Natural Thing


Not much going on today, but I did get an interesting event e-mail and wanted to share these events with you.

Vote Now! Vote for the Ocean Conservancy 2010 calendar cover. Will it be the Florida Manatee, a Sea Otter, or the Sea Lions. You decide!

News about
Nest Watch.

Nest Watch is a continentwide citizen-science project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Cornell is looking for volunteers to help them track the progress and success of this year’s newborn birds. It seems that this is kinda like the Great Backyard Bird Count, but participants are looking for and monitoring nests, not birds.

The other event is the Great American Backyard Campout, which is officially on Saturday, June 27, but you are encouraged to participate at any time.

Lulu has a June birthday and is planning a campout theme party (including the campout part) - lucky me!

The National Wildlife Federation wants us to participate in Wildlife Watch. Help the federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide by simply going to their website and telling them about wildlife in your area. You can upload a picture or tell your story. Participation is super easy. See what wildlife watchers are tweeting about. View their flickr pictures and share your own wildlife pictures.

For those of you who live in the MD/DC/Va area (and even for those who don't, I think), the Chesapeake Bay Foundation wants you to watch the PBS special Poisoned Waters. Click
here to see a preview.

From their website:

More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, iconic American waterways like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound are in perilous condition and facing new sources of contamination. In FRONTLINE’s Poisoned Waters, airing Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith examines the growing hazards to human health and the ecosystem.

I hope that you have a chance to get out and enjoy all of nature's natural treasures this Spring!

1 comment:

kiwimeg said...

I love the idea of the backyard campout! We will have to do it this year - but might skip it in June. That's the middle of winter down here LOL