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How Wolves Change Rivers

I have talked before about having a “Bucket List.” In recent years I have been fortunate enough to check many things off of my bucket list. Do you have a Bucket List? What are some things at the top of your Bucket List?

One thing on my list is to travel to Yellowstone to see wolves. I want to see them in action, raising pups, howling together, hunting, traveling through the magnificent landscape of Yellowstone. I have learned recently that there are some people who have been watching the wolves in Yellowstone daily since they were reintroduced in the 90’s. The things these people have seen! I want to sit with them and look though their scopes and learn about these amazing animals.

Ever wonder what happened after biologists reintroduced wolves to Yellowstone after they’d been absent for 70 years? Here’s your chance to see some of the changes they have made…

What do you think? Do you live somewhere that wolves live? Have you ever seen one?

 

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What Ants and Farmers Have in Common

If you’re like most people, you probably only think about ants when they get into your house or find your sweet crumbs during your picnic in the woods. Ants are truly amazing creatures… for instance, did you know the average ant can carry 10-50 times its own body weight? Consider this for a moment–that’s like a 200 pound man carrying two large cars or 10,000 pounds! And they are fast too, able to run 300 meters per hour. Another amazing fact about ants is their relationship with aphids and mealy bugs. Did you know some ants keep livestock just like farmers?

Here’s a video you have to see to believe–ants tend their flocks, move them and even protect them from the rain. Imagine!

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One Minute Meditation: Spring Rains Fill Stream

Have you been too busy to get outside and see what’s going on? Do you need a minute just to relax and do nothing? I thought I would do some one minute meditations, starting today, with this video I made recently in my backyard here in western North Carolina. Come join me for a short walk!

As you watch, imagine yourself walking along a small stream in the forest. It is early spring, with just a few ephemerals poking out of the ground. The sky is cloud-filled, the temperature cool. All you can hear as you move along is the sound of falling water. It relaxes you, makes you feel calm and unhurried.

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Puzzler #143: Spring Greens

Wow, it’s been a long time since we’ve done a puzzler! Are you ready for some more?

I was out walking with our dog, Schroeder yesterday and noticed an entire bank beside the stream covered with green. It’s a sure sign that spring has arrived here in western North Carolina! Has it arrived where you live?

I thought I would do a video puzzler, taking you with me to see what I saw…. Do you recognize this plant?

Use the comment box below to give your guess. As always, all correct guesses will be entered in a quarterly drawing. The next drawing will be on the first day of summer. Good luck and hope to hear from you soon.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Sure to Make you Smile…

This is so wonderful I have to share! It made me smile and I bet it will make you smile too. Happy day friends!

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