A Few of Our Favorite Things: A Red-Footed Booby Chick, Birds and Alternative Energy, and Barred Owls
Posted by on July 10, 2014

Here’s a few things from around the web that caught our eye this week:

1.) Look at this fluffy guy! 🙂

2.) Our founder is attempting to start a project through a website called Beacon Reader, a site that crowd funds journalism. If the funding comes through, he will be reporting and writing articles about the impact wind and solar energies have had on wildlife and the people working on solutions to save them. This topic is so important because threatened birds such as Ferruginous Hawks and protected eagles, as well as endangered bat species are at high risk. While there has been some media coverage of this topic, comprehensive reporting detailing the conflicts between new energy and wildlife — and possible solutions — is lacking. To find out more, check out the video here.

3.) Roseatte Spoonbills are so gorgeous! Don’t you think? Even when they’re fighting like in the picture that the Audubon Florida Coastal Island Sanctuaries tweeted above.

4.) In her latest blog post, Rebecca Lawton talks about the importance of slowing down and enjoying the small pleasures in life–such as writing your first draft by hand and mixing up nectar for the hummingbird feeder. (Psst! Don’t forget to get your copy of her newly-released book, Steelies and Other Endangered Species: Stories on Water. 😉 )

Grant Snider comic

5.) This comic caught our attention. This charming illustration captures the doubt that writers and artists are familiar with. You can check out the full comic strip here.

6.) Look at that barred owl! (Can you tell we spent even more time than usual on Twitter this week? 😉 )

Hope all of you are having a great week!

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