I've joined a Strike Force to combat invasive exotic plants in the South Cascades. Previously, I was killing weeds in the Florida Keys. This is my story.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Happy Earth Day!
I can tell spring has arrived this week. Violet-green Swallows are circling the ponds and rivers, perfectly timed to catch the first round of bugs. Waterfowl are on the move too, and we saw Canada Geese, Northern Shovelers, Cinnamon Teals, Common Mergansers, and Buffleheads. A pair of red-shafted flickers were nest-building in the snag of an old cottonwood along the Dolores River, and a Bald Eagle Flew far overhead.
old growth pondorosa
Here's an interesting art project to celebrate Earth Day and remind me why I'm out here:http://www.lostbirdfilm.org/ This afternoon, I was privileged to watch a swan reach orbit for the first time! To celebrate, I went for a hike up a ridge, past a raven's nest, to a sandstone arch near Taylor Creek to watch the moon rise in the window of rock.
On certain nightsWhen the angles are rightAnd the moon is a slender crescent
It's circle showsIn a ghostly glowOf earthly luminescence - Earthshine
Hi, my name is Tom. I recently finished a nice career in telecom, and now focusing on one of my primary interests, systems ecology. I have worked with the Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service, from coast to coast, doing restoration ecology.
I try to update this blog bi-weekly; The first post from Nov. 2007 explains more about who I am and what I do.