Local lake Sunday morning

Thank you, 1969 Congress, for passing The National Environmental Policy Act.

Osprey

Thank you, 1972 EPA, for banning DDT. 

Great blue heron by the shore

Thank you, Rachel Carson, for writing Silent Spring, published in 1962.

Canada geese couple

Without these actions and those of many others over the years/decades, I'm not sure our world would have these beautiful birds anymore...

or that our canoe on Easter morning would have been so .... incredible. ('Canoe' is a verb, right?  ; ) )

Bald eagle on right and osprey fighting over territory...?

...and this is just one tiny corner of the world.

Paddling back into the feeder creek, filled with tiny darting birds and a cacophony of birdsong...audio/video upload from my camera is beyond me

Environmental policy works, when people fight the good fight. 

Funny-looking, stocky little green heron ~ I've never seen one before at this lake

'Earth Day' is every day.

I know I, for one, could do better...

Plastic pollution has become a terrible scourge...

but for today,

thank you, local lake, you've been my sanctuary for more than two decades off and on, you are home to a lovely diversity of land and water neighbors.


So nice to have a non-drought Spring this year! First one in many, many years...


.... and man, that osprey ripping away on that fish underneath his/her impressive left talon was a cool and rare sight...

~ Happy Earth Day ~

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Comment by Ron Powell on April 22, 2019 at 12:42pm

"Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement."

-----Wikipedia

She raised our level of awareness and refocused our collective environmental consciousness...

Many kudos and thanks are due the woman who nearly single handedly changed the way we see and think about our environment.

Comment by Anna Herrington on April 22, 2019 at 1:13pm

One of my earlier memories is my father reading Silent Spring, parts of it out loud at the dinner table....

thanks, Ron, for adding more information about her, here.

Comment by Anna Herrington on April 22, 2019 at 1:15pm

( I have no idea how I managed to hit the like button, thought I was just signing in... ha!)

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 22, 2019 at 1:36pm

Terrific!

Comment by Rosigami on April 22, 2019 at 2:11pm

Hi Anna! I saw and "liked" your beautiful pictures on Insta...so glad to see that you posted them here with your lovely commentary.

Comment by Robert B. James on April 22, 2019 at 3:06pm

Well done!

Comment by koshersalaami on April 22, 2019 at 3:43pm

Great shots

Comment by Anna Herrington on April 22, 2019 at 9:32pm

Thanks everyone ~

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