The Ecosystem That is My Backyard

Have you ever stopped and thought about all the animals that share your world with you? Oh sure, you have a companion animal, be it dog, cat, or other animal friend. But what other animals do you share your life with? Do you even notice them? I share the place I live with chipmunks. Squirrels. Toads. A […]

After Extinction….

The week’s news included this depressing revelation, courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund’s 2014 Living Planet Report: Population sizes of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, have decreased by over half in the last 40 years. At the same time, humans’ demand for natural resources have increased to where we’d need 1 1/2 planets to meet our […]

The Best News I Heard All Week!

Welcome to Nepal, home of this week’s awesome news. Nepal has rhinos, tigers, and elephants that live within its borders. But one thing it doesn’t have is poaching. Zip. Zilch. Nada. WHAT???? You read it right. For the year ending February 2014, Nepal had NO incidents of poaching. Add that to 2011 when there were […]