Nothing takes the taste out of peanut-butter like bacterial poison. After throwing out peanut-butter-flavored dog biscuits (one cannot be too concerned when it comes to the four-legged family members; so thank you FDA for exposing that deadly rod-shaped salmonella microorganism) I happened upon this really cool website for gardeners concerned about global warming. http://www.nwf.org/gardenersguide/
That site includes a map of the United states with options to click individual states -- to see what tree or state flower will be impacted with climate change. It also provides a link for invasive (non-native species) plants that will BENEFIT from such climate change . . . perhaps potentially causing a crisis.
Here's a very fun article, by Kay Balmer, the Oregonian about being the most environmentally aware human: (The competition to be "the most green" is much worse than merely trying to keep up with the next door Jones family; materially). She starts off by presenting the stressful ideas of it all in a hypothetical board game designed by Al Gore: http://blog.oregonlive.com/homesandgardens/2007/06/the_green_challenge.html#more
Finally: after researching and writing about bats, I decided I needed to install a SECOND bat box. My loving husband Doug always supports me, willingly, and I feel so grateful to him for that. I'll have to upload pictures of him designing the new "rocket box." (If he didn't have to go to work, the new bat house would be made . . .but earning a living means putting projects aside until the weekend.
AS OF JUNE 29, 2011 - SunTiger MOVED!
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