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Negre-Nepote Grasslands in Franklin Township, NJ.

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GETTING AWAY WHILE WORKING ON THE COMPUTER. ENJOY!

This is YOUR Earth.*

Make every day

EARTH DAY!

  1. BulletJoin a nature or environmental group.

  2. BulletPlant a tree.

  3. BulletClean up a stream or field.

  4. BulletWatch birds or butterflies or dragonflies.

  5. BulletTake pictures of flowers, trees and blossoms.

  6. BulletGo on a hike.

  7. BulletTake a child with you when you explore something or somewhere new.

  8. BulletLearn about global warming and how it affects us in New Jersey.

  9. BulletCelebrate the rain or snow.

  10. BulletLearn about wildflowers or butterflies.

  11. BulletLove the change of seasons.

  12. BulletDo something!

  13. BulletLearn something new about nature.

  14. BulletTeach children about nature.

  15. BulletMAKE everyday EARTH DAY!


This is the only Earth we have. There are NO spare parts or warranties…anywhere.




 
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* “This is Your Earth” is a phrase we have used since this website began in 2004. Coincidentally, it is also the name of  a book by Gary Ewen and Jane Ann Cantwell. Click HERE to see their wonderful book.

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‎"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." -- John Muirhttp://cms.mentalfloss.com/article/62994/1000-mile-hike-shaped-national-park-serviceshapeimage_11_link_0
“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” 
― Albert Einstein

A magnificent video…”Mountains in Motion”. Watch i!

Please click HERE to see David Attenborough’s GREAT 2 minute video:

“What a Wonderful World.”

Watch FULL SCREEN!

"Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter." - Marissa Mayer  (Then I’m a geek, and very proud of it!-Rich)

A stunningly beautiful time-lapse video of NORWAY.

This will make you wish to be there…right now!

The Pale Blue Dot

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From Michio Kaku (so you know this is worth reading!)


"Instead of being overwhelmed by the Universe, I think that perhaps one of the deepest experiences a scientist can have, almost approaching a religious awakening, is to realize that we are children of the stars, and that our minds are capable of understanding the universal laws that they obey. The atoms within our bodies were forged on the anvil of nucleo-synthesis within an exploding star aeons before the birth of the solar system. Our atoms are older than the mountains. We are literally made of star dust. Now these atoms, in turn, have coalesced into intelligent beings capable of understanding the universal laws governing that event." ~ Michio Kaku

Revering the Universe. Caring for Nature. Celebrating Life.

Join the World Pantheist Movement!

www.pantheism.net

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From Rich Wolfert (so you might want to read this, too).

Nature, science, and discovery are powerful motivators and attractors that can addict us. We hunger to learn more. We love to see the new…and so often, it's so beautiful that it brings tears to our eyes, and cause us to sigh deeply in wonder and amazement. The quest for knowledge, the very act of discovery to better know the universe, our planet, nature, and ourselves, feeds upon itself ever so wonderfully. This is another magnificent obsession, our obsession, and most of us would never apologize for how it adds to our lives. BECAUSE of this, we are the lucky ones.

A message from Mother Nature. This is a very important short video that must be understood by all.

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  1. “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe it.”                        -  Neil deGrasse Tyson

• “When I hear of the destruction of a species I feel just as if all the works of some great writer had perished,"

                                - wrote Theodore Roosevelt in a letter to Museum ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1899.

We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.                               - David Brower

• "Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.

- Attributed as an ancient Native American proverb or as a Kenyan proverb.    

• “When observing nature, chance favors the prepared mind…”                                                   Louis Pasteur, 1854

  1. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”                             - John Burroughs

  2. Every child is born a naturalist. Their eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of flowers and the mysteries of life.                                                                                                    - R. Search (a pen name)

  3. “When a distinguished scientist states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong”    - Arthur C. Clarke

Monday, May 15, 2017

  1. BulletLove SPACE? Here’s what to look forward to on Netflix.  mic.com 

  2. BulletAnalyzing ancient DNA is entering a golden age.  eartharchives 

  3. BulletThe human trash blight is global.  newscientist

  4. BulletThe Photo Field Guide to the Birds of North America is now as complete as it can be at this time. There is an explanation at the beginning of each page, which tells you why some species are missing.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

  1. BulletThe Photo Field Guide to the Birds of North America now contains 395 different species photos. As better photos are taken, they will replace older and less descriptive photos. When new species photographed, they will be added to the field guide. Please report any errors here. There are species that I have seen but not been able to photograph, and there are species whose photos are simply too poor to include here. All of this will (fortunately) necessitate having to go out and get better photos! A good thing. 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  1. BulletOur Photo Field Guide to the Birds of North America now has 323 species. While some of the photos are really pretty bad (most are not) they will provide some field guides to hwlp with identification.

  2. BulletSix excellent quotes from John Muir.  nationalparks.org 

  3. BulletHow to better identify bird songs.  academy.allaboutbirds 

  4. BulletGetting rid of weeds where you won’t want any plants at all. I’ve asked and some say this works well.  agardenforthehouse.com 

  5. BulletPlanning to bird in National Parks. This might be a way to get a bigger bang for the buck.  google 

  6. BulletClever idea for beer bottles (and others). curiosity 

  7. BulletA shame that current politics has justifiably led to scientists doing their best to stay away from Trump.  NPR 

 
News Update # 1
"If you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go. ... This is the story of our past and it will be the story of our future." - Terry Tempest Williams, author and activist,

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