I Love Owls…

I Love Owls…

Owls are birds mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey. I just love them. They include about 200 species and have a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. They are from the order Strigiformes.

Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in almost all regions of the Earth.

Owls are divided into two families: the family of typical owls and the family of barn-owls.

And please check out some of these links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl
http://aviary.owls.com/
http://www.owlpages.com/owls/

Be A Little Greener…

Be a little Greener:

We could all be a little Greener. The very first step
that everyone should take is to Recycle – In my town, the town trash collection does recycling, so all we have to do is put recyclable items in the recycle bin. The second thing that we can all do is the get educated – see ecofriendlygreenearth.com.

Easy Ways to Recycle:

Recycle your trash – Check with your town to find out how to recycle your trash.  You may need to purchased a couple of bins for glass, plastics and paper.

Buy products made with recycled materials – Many products are made with some percentage of recycled materials. Take a couple of seconds to check the labels. Computer paper, notebooks, paper towels, toilet paper, plastic products, and many other household items can be found that are made from at least partially recycled materials.

Reusable bags – Rather than using paper or plastic disposal bags, use reusable bags instead. Many stores sell them at a reasonable price.

Try to cut down junk mail – Don’t let paper be wasted on mail that you do not want anyway. Just call the customer service number printed on the catalog or advertisement and ask to be removed from the mailing list.

Recycling is Good Business:

Most people know that recycling plays an important role in managing the garbage generated in homes and businesses, and that it reduces the need for landfills and incinerators. Recycling is Good Business.

But recycling is far more than a local waste management strategy; it is also an important strategy for reducing the environmental impacts of industrial production. Supplying industry with recycled materials, rather than virgin resources extracted from forests and mines, is environmentally preferable because it saves energy.

Recycling is Growing Business:

Recycling is a growth industry with many kinds of business opportunities, from collection and processing to manufacturing to inventing new technologies. New businesses in anywhere will create jobs for more area and improve our economy.

Cuttlefish and Marine Census…

The other night when my husband starting saying cuddle fish to me, I was puzzled. I was not sure that I liked being called “fish”, but if he wanted to cuddle, I thought “Well… Ok… Why not”. Then I thought he was calling me “cuddle fish”, and I thought “I know that I don’t like that… But I do like cuddling…”.

Then I realized that he was watching TV about marine life and he was talking about a “Cuttlefish” not me and cuddling. A “Cuttlefish” is a marine animal that is like a squid and is often called the chameleon of the ocean because it can change color at will. It can change color and texture of its skin for camouflage and communication.

My husband and I used to love watching Jacques Cousteau and the Calypso on their sea explorations. W still love to watch the similar programs on PBS, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Science Channel, and others. I never understood what all that discovered information was used for – It always seemed a little bit of a waste.

Now researchers in more than 80 nations have undertaken a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans. The world’s first comprehensive Census of Marine Life will be released in 2010.

And please check out some of these links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttlefish – Wikipedia on Cuttlefish
http://www.coml.org/ – Census of Marine Life Website

More Energy Efficient House…

Make your house more Energy Efficient…

Thru a friend of a friend I learned about this video made to education us to make our homes more energy efficient. The video is a little longer (maybe very long) – about 45 minutes. So grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable and give it a watch.

Please remember to do the following:

  • recycling of their own trash
  • support leaders who will work for the Environment
  • educate yourself on the issues, the problems, and the possible solutions
  • select a Green group and join them

And please check out some of these links: