Have you seen this NBC News report? If not, give it a look.
|Male & two female Evening Grosbeaks. Photo by Mark Dutton|
|Male Evening Grosbeak with female House Sparrrows. Photo by Mark Dutton|
- We will not be having a compilation potluck this year.
- Stay tuned for more details which will be posted on our website and in future emails.
- If you have questions, contact CBC Compiler, Francis Moore at email@example.com or 319-269-0741.
Click the link above to see striking photos of exotic species. We appreciate all of the wonderful photos that our members share. We know that when people can marvel at the beauty of birds and other creatures up close, an appreciation is curated. Those who appreciate the beauty of nature are more likely inspired to take action to save it.
Aldo Leopold Foundation-Baraboo, WI: Crane Watching
Sunday, Nov 29, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. Owls in Myth & Culture: A Global Perspective by David H. Johnson, Director or the Global Owl Project, Virginia, USA Program is free, but registration is required.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located in the northeast corner of Alaska, is one of the finest examples of wilderness remaining anywhere in the world. It is a perfect example of intact, naturally functioning Arctic and subarctic ecosystems that is unparalleled in North America. The heart of this area is the 1,563,500-acre coastal plain, and this is where the Trump administration has finalized plans to drill for oil and gas.
These plans would be disastrous for the nearly 200 species of birds, caribou, polar bears and other wildlife that call the coastal plain home. Development would create a spider web of drilling rigs, oil pipelines, and roads that would permanently alter this pristine area. Drilling also would have a devastating impact on the human rights of the Indigenous Peoples who live and depend on this land they consider sacred.If you agree that this oil and gas should stay in the ground, especially when the world is moving away from the use of fossil fuels to lessen the effects of climate change, please go online to arcticrefugedefense.org and sign the petition that has been prepared by a large coalition of environmental organizations, including the National Audubon Society.
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You may have heard on the news that the city of Waterloo will be taking its time to deflate the dam on the Cedar River this year, but the KWWL report didn't explain why this method was being used. Actually, the slow deflation of the dam will save thousands of freshwater mussels. Click the title link for the article to read more about this process and the reasons why mussels are so important to our ecosystem.
Sorry for the ads attached to this news article, the link to the Waterloo Courier article may have required a subscription to access, so I found this article on the Internet. - CH