A Moment in Nature Yellow crowned Night Heron

“Then the sugar people had to irrigate to plant their cane. They back pumped their irrigation water into the lake, along with all the pesticides, fertilizer, dead cats and old boots that the water had absorbed. As the waters around the lake receded, the rich peat used in raising the sugar cane was depleted from…

A Moment in Nature Longmeadow Riverfront Conservation

“Once upon a time, there was a family of Celtic women with healing hands and giving hearts, who knew the value of the earth and used its abundance to heal, to soothe, to comfort” Midnight at the Blackbird Café: A Novel Heather Webber

A Moment in Nature Peeps

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. – Susan L. Taylor

A Moment in Nature Pileated Woodpecker

Week #5 observing and recording a video of a wild pair of Pileated Woodpecker who choose to nest in a pole on Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary property. The European Starling nest is not vacant as two of the fledges are learning to forage for food for themselves from a lower cavity their parents have left….

A Moment in Nature Burrowing Owl

Should I take the Talon Crunch as a sign of aggression? Listing StatusFederal Status: Not ListedFL Status: State-designated ThreatenedFNAI Ranks: G4T3/S3 (Globally: Apparently Secure, Sub sp. Rare/ State: Rare)IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern) Burrowing owls are different than other owls as they are active during the day time (diurnal) rather than at night (nocturnal) during…

A Moment in Nature Yellow-throated Warbler

Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women’s empowerment – these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together. Ban Ki-moon

A Moment in Nature Sanderling

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314) BY EMILY DICKINSON “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore must be the storm…

A Moment in Nature Monk Parakeet

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? Thich Nhat Hanh

A Moment in Nature Pileated Woodpecker

Tap to your own rhythm, peck away at obstacles, carve out a place for yourself, make your voice heard, it is ok to be flashy, be colorful, use your head.