A Moment in Nature Wood Stork

“The average species persists for something like ten million years. Because this cycle of emergence/extinction has been in place for more than three billion years, vastly more species have been lost to extinction than exist today. Very infrequently, a whole bunch of niches will close at the same time, triggering what is known as a…

A Moment in Nature Killdeer

“I threw myself into the delighted atmosphere of the moment with great joy.” The Mermaid and The Bear by Ailish Sinclair

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 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 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

Getting There by Shirley Kaufman We go. Simply because it’s there for us to go to. Walk on the surface, having to raise dust. Where we never were. And say We did it. Finding excuses. We need to own them. Crusts of other worlds. Carrying flags and chocolates. Comforts of home. Whatever density we pass…

A Moment in Nature Great Blue Heron

When herons appear in our lives, they can indicate we are coming to a gentle transition in our own lives, the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. As the card of the Close shows us, there is no death, it is simply cycle. If we can be at peace with…