Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
In gratitude for life and for water!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
The photos I use in most of my Blogs come from the Creative Commons at Wikimedia
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
this is the area of land from which the rivers, canals, streams and underground aquifers feed into the estuaries and then the ocean. When it rains, all that water runs into one or other of these aquatic systems. Harmful pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides, oil, paint, car oil and pet waste all mingle with that water and eventually end up in the ocean. Minimal, if any, use of such products, coupled with responsible disposal of hazardous and pet waste can help to minimize pollutants reaching the ocean.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Interconnections between plants and the species that pollinate offers more insight into interdependence. On a trip to Kauai I had the good fortune to meet an incredible man, called Steve Perlman, a botanist who works with the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Steve literally hung out from a helicopter to pollinate the alula plant (Brighamia) which was endangered due to the demise of a particular species of moth which had co-evolved with the plant and was, I believe, it's sole pollinator. I have posted a video on my MySpace page Blog of Steve climbing the cliff face to reach the plant! The views of Hawaii are quite spectacular and what he does is just incredible! He is a truly Hero of our Planet! Steve once shared with me that he spent the night camped out beside a loulu tree on the island of Molokai because it was the last of its kind and he wanted to keep it company! I was really touched by that, and it made me think deeply about what it is to be endangered! But that is for another Blog!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
When I was on my cross Canada Rainbow Road Tour, my assistant Andrea Ralph and I created some fun actions for the moose song; basically we made it into a line dance! I am sure you and the kids you teach can come up with some creative ideas!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Forest researchers in Yellowstone National Park noticed that the quaking aspen tree had begun to grow back after the wolves had been re-introduced to the park. The quaking aspen is one of the most ecologically important riverside trees in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Biologists determined a direct link between the wolves and the tree because elk forage differently when predators are present. Without the wolves, the elk decimated the quaking aspen resulting in shoreline erosion and a multitude of consequences that touched everything from fish to beavers. You can read the whole story Here; it is worth the read as it is quite amazing!
By the way - the songs are available as a Free download on MySpace for a week or so after they are first posted. Otherwise all my songs can be bought on iTunes, Amazon and other internet sites.
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