Image: Coltsfoot–another invasive whose dandelion-like seeds float far and wide on the breeze.
Sign of the times: I forgot to post this before I left for Mt Rogers on Friday. Old-timers disease. CRS.
I’ll be heading off later today for Mt Rogers and the thirty-somethingth Naturalist Rally. It’s likely I’ll have some pictures and things to say about the experience when I return.
Meanwhile, I’m leaving with an increasingly large number of important things left unexplored on the computer and so many conversations that I’d like to happen–in person, preferably, or via the blog, once upon a time.
Best I can do is leave a trail to follow. Tabs to close in Firefox this morning (some of which I will return to later) include:
Circle of Blue Waternews: A very rich resource to bookmark if you follow water as a natural resource topic.
What Are You Going to Do When the Internet’s Gone? You have homework. Read this piece carefully. We need to talk.
Fearless: the magazine Is this the way of future magazines? Topically-narrow and finely-targeted, fear of many varieties that limits and cripples so many is a great topic. Give it a thorough read, then share with friends and family.
Woodrat Podcast: Dave Bonta interviews Allison Kent Ah, the Ecotone era of my early blogging life. Allison was at the core and early, Dave came in later as the “place where people write about place” was beginning to suffer from spam and disruptive personas non-grata. Dave’s poetry and poetic prose at Via Negativa are well worth a stop and a bookmark.
Missing the Dark: Health Effects of Light Pollution Blessings in their absence on Goose Creek: Lights at night where they don’t belong, and noise where quiet is so much nicer. (Did I mention that we’ve recently heard the noise of a LEAF BLOWER in the distance here? First time for everything.
Saratoga woods and waterways A northern (NY) blogger who found Fragments by way of the Nature Blog Network that featured us on Monday. Find there some botanical specimens I would not have known. (But might see when I visit NY in July.)
Center for Biological Diversity Special Site for Gulf Oil Spill Disaster As the name of the organization suggests, the primary concern is for the voiceless victims of this disaster. And Natural Resource Defense Council’s Switchboard site for the spill and it’s ongoing consequences.