A Few of Our Favorite Things: Emotional Penguins, a Red Breasted Nuthatch and Green Week
Posted by on February 6, 2014

Here’s a few things that caught our eye this week:

1.) This touching clip from the BBC series “Penguins – Spy in the Huddle” posted by the Huffington Post depicting an emperor penguin mourning the loss of her chick. Such an emotional moment! (One thing about the article, it says the series will air on February 11, but we think they might be a year off. The series originally aired last February 11, was recently released on DVD and is available here in case you want to check it out. Perhaps the BBC is airing it again this year on the same day.)

2.) Our founder’s article on Truthout.org about how Florida could become the new fracking frontier and the possible implications. The article states: “The camel’s nose is in the tent,” said Mary Jean Yon, legislative director at Audubon Florida, which has started a petition opposed to hydraulic fracturing (otherwise known as fracking) in Florida. “We know there is an interest.” Scary!

Red Breasted Nuthatch

3.) This photo of a determined-looking Red Breasted Nuthatch by Gary O’Boyle.

4.) This week was the start of National Green Week. Schools and groups are encouraged to take this opportunity to spend time with students discussing sustainability topics and exploring ways they can make a difference. Although it kicked off on February 3rd,  you can choose any week until April 25, 2014 to be your Green Week. We think this is a great way to  teach young people about sustainable living!

5.) How cute is this capture of a mother turtle teaching her baby to swim??

6.) We loved this poem called Landscape Art by Chad Hanson in the latest issue of Flyway.

7.) This beautiful painting by Paul Morgan Clarke of North Pennines in Northern England.

We hope all of you are having a nice week!

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