Nature Note, Bend, Oregon, March 28, 2016 — Spring is in the air!  Northern flickers are flocking in groups in the juniper sage country of central Oregon.  My morning walks are alive with the sounds of flickers and here’s what they sound like (courtesy of Birds, Inc. on YouTube): Three cool facts about Northern Flickers: Ants? Read More →

Hats off to you, REI.  “REI believes that being outside makes our lives better.  That’s why this Black Friday, we’re closing all 143 of our stores and paying our employees to head outside.” Couldn’t be more proud to be an REI member!  REI believes “a life lived outdoors is a life well lived and, instead Read More →

Who’s watching out for wildlife across the globe? World Wildlife Fund is! When I told a friend I renewed my WWF membership, he mused that I must love panda bears.  I do and, yes, the Giant panda is WWF’s logo…but this organization does lots more…they climb global mountains (so to speak)!   Big job!  WWF tackles Read More →

Two thumbs up, Whole Foods!  Way to go!   Whole Foods Market is partnering with High Mowing Organic Seeds to sell 100,000 packets of wildflower seeds for $1.00 each and 100% of the sale price goes to The Xerces Society’s pollinator conservation efforts!  Eat Organic, Plant Wildflowers….Protect Pollinators! We’ve talked about the importance of pollinators. Read More →