” The ivory-bill is so iconic: big, beautiful, mysterious—a symbol of everything that’s gone wrong with our relationship to the environment. I thought if someone could just locate an ivory-bill, could prove that this remarkable species still exists, it would be the most hopeful event imaginable. We would have one final chance to save this bird and the bottomland swamp forests it needs to survive.” From Surfbirds.com – interview with Tim Gallagher, author of The Grail Bird.
“Earth’s population of wild vertebrates — all mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish — declined 58 percent from 1970 to 2012. (That’s up from 52 percent in the 2014 report, which spanned 1970 to 2010.) In other words, the total number of wild animals with backbones has fallen by more than half within one human lifetime.” Russell McClendon – Mother Nature Network (Oct 27/2016)
Mindo Ecuador – Something happened last month that had a profound effect on me. I’ve been trying to figure out how to approach it, how to share it with you – with those who might be interested – but even more for those who are not. Continue reading