Do Your Part

Thursday night we got more than 3″ of rain. On top of a late Spring snow storm that dumped a lot of snow that has melted now.

Friday morning we watched a female Sandhill frantically trying to shore up her nest as the water in the pond got higher and higher.

From 6 am till almost 2 pm she stood by that nest, rearranging and worrying over it. We did not want to walk out and flush her. She was stressed enough.

Around 2 Brooke reported that she was down on it. I want so much to believe that it’s ok. But, I don’t think it is. If those eggs got wet they could not exchange oxygen.

Even if they are not viable she may sit till mid June. She might not know it’s hopeless.

So, politics aside. Do what is within your power to be kind to our planet. Global warming or climate change, what ever you want to call it is real. It’s happening and every species is affected.

No matter what species, a mama will fight heroically for her young. Watching a losing battle is heartbreaking. Do your part to make a difference. Please.

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  1. kat May 6, 2018 8:15 am

    If you see her nest as time goes by, please let us know what happens.

    I am trying to reduce my use of plastic to zero, motivated by the giant garbage patches in the oceans. It is amazing how much plastic there is at the supermarket, so no more deli purchases, no buying bread that has those 1 inch sq plastic tags. Shame on RiteAid, CVS, and Walgreens for only using plastic bags; at least I can bring my own paper bags. Also the 12 packs of cardboard cases of soda that have shiny surfaces are that way because of plastic and are not recyclable.

  2. Mindy May 5, 2018 11:02 pm

    Thanks Colleen….Good message….<3

  3. Jane Maher May 5, 2018 12:06 pm

    Thank you for this message, Colleen. In Wisconsin, we are in a battle to save our wetlands with their multiple vital environmental functions.

  4. K May 5, 2018 9:52 am

    We the people of Mother Earth need to help all our relations to the bird life and animal life, Trees that give us Air to breath. Clean water to live. Help us all.

  5. Elsie Sealander May 5, 2018 8:26 am

    Amen !

  6. Linda Miller May 5, 2018 7:57 am

    Lots of toxins , chemicals , fracking destroying or planet ? the ecoo system . Is in trouble ????????????