Tag Archives: wildlife

First Winter Sightings of Ducks on My Lake

It’s always a thrill to see the birds starting to flock on the lake.  I was able to see only lone ducks this time – but, I’m sure – others will soon follow.

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Coral Crisis

It could be that a great many people are not aware of the fact that our world’s coral reefs are dying. They must be protected. Thank you for this post.

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Many thousands of species call Coral Reefs home~
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Yesterday on WUCF, our local PBS Channel, there was an excellent dual story about Coral Reefs and the depressing decline of them worldwide and also one about the alarming situation with Oysters.

Coral Reefs are one of the most threatened and most in perilof all the world’s ecosystems and the future does not look good, unless, we step in and do what is necessary to stop what may soon become complete decimation.

Renowned Australian Scientist, Marine Ecologist, Dr. Katharina Fabricius and her team have worked tirelessly for many years studying the negative impacts of various factors on Coral Reefs and Marine Life around the Globe and the program yesterday was dedicated to their work.

Living here in the Sunshine State, we are blessed with the ability to take a short drive down to the Keys and see our very own Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys…

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Stop poaching African rhinos, petition

If the poaching is not stopped, wild rhinos will be gone in only a few years. Poaching has increased each year. We have to do all we can to put a stop to this killing. Please sign the petition.

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From eNature.com in the USA:

Save the Rhino Sign Our Petition To Help End Poaching Of Africa’s Last Rhinos! Take action today!
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They once roamed wide swaths of Africa. Now they’re making a last stand. And you can help them survive.

Please sign our petition encouraging measures to protect Africa’s last remaining rhinos!

Dear Friend,

Rhinos are almost gone from the wild. The Western black rhino species has been declared extinct and the two other rhino species found in Africa are close on its heels towards disappearing from the face of the planet.. From 13 rhinos killed in 2007 in South Africa alone to a projected 1,027 rhinos killed by the time 2014 draws to a close, rhino poaching rates in Africa have skyrocketed.

You can help protect Africa’s remaining rhinos by signing this petition!

Black rhino and calf

All this for a lucrative black market where poachers make millions of dollars from people who buy the…

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Guilty!

I love animals – they are all innocent creatures that have an important place in our world – er – it’s their world, also. Let them live their lives as we want to live ours: with freedom from intervention by others. For those who purposely interfere with the natural order of things in the wild, I say: – well, I’m not in the habit of cursing, but you get my drift.  DO NOT FEED WILD ANIMALS!

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Beautiful, Bashful, Black Bear Cubs~
Picture credit:  FWC

I am sure that you all remember the horrific stories written  here about the Seven Black Bears,  that were killed in the Orlando area recently.

It was a sad, sad, sickening thing to have to write about and watch unfold.

Many hearts were broken,  as this story was on the News here nearly daily.

Many were also convinced that a Human was at the root of this, but could not prove it until now.

Finally the answer came and it has been all over our news for the past 24 hours.

First, a local Seminole County couple, Corey Zeak and Lori Clem, admitted to feeding the bears in this neighborhood and pleaded   “no contest”  to the charges against them.

They were fined $200 each and put on six months probation!

Then, a video surfaced of a man shown actually in the act of feeding a Black Bear.

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