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this week, two stories about the environment to make you smile

Creating a Haven for Quail in South Jersey - Bill Haines, Jr., of Medford, NJ and certified forester Bob Williams, using prescribed burns and tree-thinning, have produced the quail’s optimum surroundings on about 1,500 acres adjacent to Haines’ Pine Island Cranberry Co. operations in Burlington County. In the spring, 80 wild northern bobwhite quail brought in from Georgia will be released on the Haines property as part of a three-year conservation initiative. Eighty more of the plump, short-tailed birds will be released in the second year and another 80 in the third year.

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Montana to give Yellowstone Bison to Tribes Instead of Zoos - An Indian reservation in Montana will receive 145 bison from Yellowstone National Park that were quarantined to create a herd free of a disease that threatens ranchers’ cattle, according to a government plan approved on Thursday. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission agreed unanimously to give the bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to further the conservation of the country’s last herd of wild, purebred buffalo.

A car is stopped by a herd of bison crossing the highway in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

 

 

 

These stories and more at http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

 

 

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this week, two stories about the environment to make you smile

Creating a Haven for Quail in South Jersey - Bill Haines, Jr., of Medford, NJ and certified forester Bob Williams, using prescribed burns and tree-thinning, have produced the quail’s optimum surroundings on about 1,500 acres adjacent to Haines’ Pine Island Cranberry Co. operations in Burlington County. In the spring, 80 wild northern bobwhite quail brought in from Georgia will be released on the Haines property as part of a three-year conservation initiative. Eighty more of the plump, short-tailed birds will be released in the second year and another 80 in the third year.

20141012_inq_jquail12-a

Montana to give Yellowstone Bison to Tribes Instead of Zoos - An Indian reservation in Montana will receive 145 bison from Yellowstone National Park that were quarantined to create a herd free of a disease that threatens ranchers’ cattle, according to a government plan approved on Thursday. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission agreed unanimously to give the bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to further the conservation of the country’s last herd of wild, purebred buffalo.

A car is stopped by a herd of bison crossing the highway in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

 

 

 

These stories and more at http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

 

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Environmental News from The Treetalker

Environmental News from The Treetalker

New this week:

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Balancing Birds and Biofuels: Grasslands support more species than cornfields Grasslands Support More Species Than Cornfields
. . . and 3 stories from the Environment News Service:
Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban Upheld; Judge Rejects Pebble Mine Lawsuit Against EPA; Oregon Denies Nickel Mining Permit to Protect Smith River

Also, remember my new book is out. Purchase at Amazon.com/books or at my website http://secret-voices.com

these stories and more at http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

 

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Environmental News from The Treetalker

New this week:

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Henslow’s sparrow – photo: Tom Prestby

Balancing Birds and Biofuels: Grasslands support more species than cornfields Grasslands Support More Species Than Cornfields
. . . and 3 stories from the Environment News Service:
Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban Upheld; Judge Rejects Pebble Mine Lawsuit Against EPA; Oregon Denies Nickel Mining Permit to Protect Smith River

Also, remember my new book is out. Purchase at Amazon.com/books or at my website http://secret-voices.com

these stories and more at http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

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The Treetalker returns!

Been away for a month, meeting the trees for my next two books. All done, and now I can stay home for literally years!

In the meantime, the second volume of my nature book series, Secret Voices From the Forest: Thoughts and Dreams of North American Trees is available on my website http://secret-voices.com (go to the “Buy Now” page for details), or on Amazon. Sorry, I seem to be too stupid to create a hyperlink.  Arrg.  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_10?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=secret+voices+from+the+forest&sprefix=secret+voi%2Cstripbooks%2C223

cover-SV2To help tempt you to buy a copy, here’s a lovely new 5-star review from Foreword Clarion Reviews:

“This personification of wise trees offers spiritual insight into leading a peaceful, satisfying life. . . . Secret Voices from the Forest strongly evokes magic realism in that it both relates opinions and advice from trees and delivers real information about the ecosystems that surround them. This combination of fact and fantasy results in a refreshing new perspective on the natural world that lingers long past the last page. . . . Plant enthusiasts and lovers of nature will relish in this short but highly re-readable volume. . . . Anyone who picks it up will have a hard time putting it down, if for no other reason than the renewed sense of wonder it infuses into the natural world.”

 

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Been away for a month, meeting the trees for my next two books. All done, and now I can stay home for literally years!

In the meantime, the second volume of my nature book series, Secret Voices From the Forest: Thoughts and Dreams of North American Trees is available on my website http://secret-voices.com (go to the “Buy Now” page for details), or on Amazon. Sorry, I seem to be too stupid to create a hyperlink.  Arrg.  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_10?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=secret+voices+from+the+forest&sprefix=secret+voi%2Cstripbooks%2C223

cover-SV2To help tempt you to buy a copy, here’s a lovely new 5-star review from Foreword Clarion Reviews:

“This personification of wise trees offers spiritual insight into leading a peaceful, satisfying life. . . . Secret Voices from the Forest strongly evokes magic realism in that it both relates opinions and advice from trees and delivers real information about the ecosystems that surround them. This combination of fact and fantasy results in a refreshing new perspective on the natural world that lingers long past the last page. . . . Plant enthusiasts and lovers of nature will relish in this short but highly re-readable volume. . . . Anyone who picks it up will have a hard time putting it down, if for no other reason than the renewed sense of wonder it infuses into the natural world.”

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This week from The Treetalker

This week, I have posted another excerpt from Volume Two: The Midcontinent of Secret Voices from the Forest.

 

The pages are from Chapter Four: Lower Midwest—Pecan.  Each tree’s information contains a section on its “Companions,” which is how I refer to a few selected plants and animals within the trees ecosystem The section begins with a listing of what is pictured on the page on the right side. The list reads clockwise, starting from the top left image. Inside the page is a poem from or about the tree itself, written by my friend Brian Mitchell. The four pages following the listing and poem contain interesting and/or fun facts about some of these companions.Pecan-pg-1C

 

Purchase your copy at http://secret-voices.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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