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Save Our Raptors

Save our Raptors: Please don’t poison

I think we all enjoy the return of golden eagles. What delight in the swooping hawk and thrill hearing the hoot of an owl in darkest night.

Save our Raptors. Don't poison critters.
Save our Raptors. Don’t poison critters. (Higher resolution version below).

Yet, scavenged poisoned critters are causing 2/3s of all raptor deaths says a recent study.

So please, protect your garden, but don’t poison.

Did you know golden eagles were making a comback?

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The winter trail

The proper way to prepare trails in the snow

This is going to sound weird, but there actually is a best way to prepare trails through snow in the winter.

This trick is to start out shuffling. That builds winter trails that are clear and level.
This trick is to start out shuffling. That builds winter trails that are clear and level.
Shuffle for happy trails

Winter trails need to be level, clear and relatively smooth. The best way to achieve this is not to “walk” through the snow after a snow fall, but to “shuffle.”

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BBC Nature essay

One wondeful read

While this blog is about my experiences with life and nature this essay Back to Nature by George Monbiot on the bbc website sees the world that I see. Speaks with lovely words and pictures. Reminds us that rebirth is not just possible, but that we can all contribute.

Just a reminder to myself, after a fall of activity, stop and smell the flowers.
Just a reminder to myself, after a fall of activity, stop and smell the flowers.

It’s a true testament to the humanity that lives within all of us. A wonderful read.

Cheers, Creeky

Most excellent guide to grasslands

Last weekend I attended a “nature lecture” and the speaker made an interesting point: That it is more important to save and maintain the habitat then the users of that habitat. Because as long as the habitat remains the creatures that use it can return.

So when I found this Guide to Grasslands and had a look, I knew it belonged in my off grid treats section. Bernie, at earthtramper.ca was kind enough to allow me to post a link

http://earthtramper.ca/publications.php

This is an excellent book that gives a brilliant introduction to grasslands management. And while it says it's for southern Ontario the ideas and practices could be adapted for a wide variety of locations.
This excellent book offers a brilliant introduction to grasslands management. And while it says it’s for southern Ontario the ideas and practices could be adapted for a wide variety of locations.

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