The natural world never ceases to amaze me. Butterflies have ears on their wings?!? Who knew? Well, apparently entomologists have known since 1912.
Some other things we found interesting this week:
- Do you live in the Bay watershed? Learn how to find out!
- The National Zoo won a grant to prevent extinction of VA's state bat.
- Great list of do-gooders: the GOOD 100
- Trees On The Brink from Botany Buddy - Chestnuts, hemlocks, & elms top our local list.
- This video may make you cry (I did). Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining by Yale Environment 360
- Alison Kerr on the book Bringing Nature Home, which was the best non-fiction book we've read all year (check out our review here).
- A list of environmental education programs in DC
- A great description of making flour from acorns from The Green Phone Booth - we just did this ourselves! (and check out our post on local acorns)
- Do you have a nature backpack ready for spur-of-the-moment adventures?
- Tired of Green in Winter? Use Bark For Winter Interest
- 10 Things Global Warming Could Change Forever
- Rush Limbaugh now likening environmentalists to jihadists. To NYTimes' Revkin: "Why don't you just go kill yourself?"
And a quote of the week:
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." - Rachel Carson