biobabbler

unbridled enthusiast of that nature thing
I love seeing snow fall in the morning, as things warm up. So beautiful, so fleeting.

I love seeing snow fall in the morning, as things warm up. So beautiful, so fleeting.

Between 1 & 2% of the whooping crane population that ranges btwn. Canada & Texas. From Aransas NWR in February, 2014.

Between 1 & 2% of the whooping crane population that ranges btwn. Canada & Texas. From Aransas NWR in February, 2014.

Abstract of my beautiful hen, Moby, dust bathing in the warm sun, today. =)

Abstract of my beautiful hen, Moby, dust bathing in the warm sun, today. =)

Red stemmed filaree pollen grains on anthers and stigma.

Red stemmed filaree pollen grains on anthers and stigma.

Guess whooo? =)

Great horned owl in incense cedar tree RIGHT next to my coop. The hen was locked up tight in the coop a little early, that evening. I was alerted to its presence by jays and ravens alternately squawking and freaking out in that tree. Took me a while to find it, but after finally spying the very stripy under-tail, I saw GIANT YELLOW eyes peering down at me. At which point I politely left. =)

Red stemmed filaree (Erodium cicutarium) flower, blooming in February. I never knew they had such great architecture, much less blue/purple anthers. And, can you see the pollen grains? =)

Red stemmed filaree (Erodium cicutarium) flower, blooming in February. I never knew they had such great architecture, much less blue/purple anthers. And, can you see the pollen grains? =)

flora-file:

flora-file:

In California last year Prop 37 was defeated. It would have required food containing GMOs to be labeled.  Yes, it is possible to buy an election. The big food corps outspent the little guys 5 to 1.
One of the claims of the ad campaign was that the GMO labeling would be too complicated for the average consumer to understand. Another was that the unnecessary labeling would cost the average consumer $400 more in grocery bills per year.
The real cost would be for all the food corporations that would no longer be able to call their products “natural” if they contained GMOs.
view the high res file HERE or HERE

You vote with your money every day. Support the companies that support the planet. Reward the true organic heroes.

flora-file:

flora-file:

In California last year Prop 37 was defeated. It would have required food containing GMOs to be labeled.  Yes, it is possible to buy an election. The big food corps outspent the little guys 5 to 1.

One of the claims of the ad campaign was that the GMO labeling would be too complicated for the average consumer to understand. Another was that the unnecessary labeling would cost the average consumer $400 more in grocery bills per year.

The real cost would be for all the food corporations that would no longer be able to call their products “natural” if they contained GMOs.

view the high res file HERE or HERE

You vote with your money every day. Support the companies that support the planet. Reward the true organic heroes.

American coot, looking artsy, Merced NWR. Seriously red eyes.

American coot, looking artsy, Merced NWR. Seriously red eyes.

Geese at Merced NWR. Probably a mix of Ross’s geese and snow geese. Northern shovelers in the foreground. Def. cooler if you zoom in on it.

Geese at Merced NWR. Probably a mix of Ross’s geese and snow geese. Northern shovelers in the foreground. Def. cooler if you zoom in on it.