Earth Day & the 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring

Rachel Carson…she’s one of my heroes. This year for Earth Day (April 22, 2012) it is fitting to honor the 50th anniversary of Rachael Carson’s book, Silent Spring. Rachael Carson This book moved the world by heightening our awareness of the environment and the affects of indiscriminate use of pesticides.  It ushered in the modern […]

Blackpoll Warblers in Swoope

Blackpoll Warblers came to the trees in our yard this week.  They’re on their way to the boreal forests of Canada.  I don’t know a lot of people that have seen one and when I mention them I get funny stares – I’m a birder. These tiny birds – only 5 ½ inches long, migrate […]

Earth Day and the 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring

Rachel Carson…she’s one of my heroes.   This year for Earth Day (April 22, 2012) it is fitting to honor the 50th anniversary of Rachael Carson’s book, Silent Spring. Rachael Carson This book moved the world by heightening our awareness of the environment and the affects of indiscriminate use of pesticides.  It ushered in the […]