Tomorrow from the Trees

Fast and current the muddied water

a flutter by,

a brown cardinal,

singing, heroically from a petrified tree.

Tomorrow will not be there for me.

Tomorrow will not be there for me.

In the dance of a well tuned song,

the grackle,

the squirrel,

in fury,

sing,

Tomorrow will not be here for me.

Tomorrow I will not sing to thee.

Photos for Fodder

In the end, it’s fear, greed and stupidity that will destroy us. -Jeffrey A. White
Environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect. -Mohith Agadi

It’s no secret that climate change will dramatically alter the landscape. As the planet warms, forests will creep north, and vegetation will grow in places like the once-frozen tundra. When that happens, species that were confined to southerly habitats will move north, too, where they will encounter similar species, and then there will be romance.

Actually, this is already happening. In New England, an up-and-comer hybrid called the Eastern coyote is thriving. According to the New York Times, Eastern coyotes (also called “coywolves”) are only about two-thirds coyote — one-fourth of their lineage comes from wolves, and the rest is dog. The resulting animal is around 40 percent larger than a regular coyote, hunts in packs, and is better adapted to killing New England deer.

Are Coywolves Dangerous? You bet your sweet ass!

Read More: https://www.grunge.com/128624/really-bizarre-climate-change-side-effects/?utm_campaign=clip

For a Limited Time

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I am a nature freak…and, damn proud of it.  I grew up in the wild, as a wild-child.  I slowly but surely became a hippie tree hugger.  And, in the end, though I lived in many metro areas.  The countryside of New Hampshire calls me back…each and every-time.  What amazes me?

The water bottles left on a heritage trail.

The granola bars displaced on a ridge, 2,000 ft from civilization.

passenger pigeon

So, for a limited time, nature and some of her now ‘gone’ friends.

  • the Passenger Pigeon…reason: human mayhem and loss of food
  • the Western Black Rhino…poaching
  • the Tasmanian Tiger…Human need to take more and more land…disease

Almost extinct..

  • the Mountain Gorillas…We are destroying their ‘eating’ environment
  • the Snow Leopard…injury due to trash and hunters in it for the kill

What is happening here closer to home?

new hampshire moose

The greatly sought after, New Hampshire Moose.  Not quite on the endangered list yet.  However, a sad, quick,  decline of their calves have left some in despair.  Why?  Global warming, meaning shorter winters…Meaning, ticks.  Ticks during all four seasons in an environment typical known for its frigid weather.

The Winter Tick is literally sucking the blood of New Hampshire Moose and their calves.

 

Extinction

Induce, impair, despair.

Hanging on are the clouds…mid-air.

Dangling ever so present to the near by distinctions.

Promotions ever so wanting of extinction.

No true power shortage.

No fantastical outage.

It is us…

Recovering…us.

Riding together.

As we always have.

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