I’m too busy helping 350.org out with their Africa media liason to write a long blog post.
But I did promise to join thousands of bloggers in doing something for Blog Action Day (the theme this year is climate change) so I’m just going to say that the global Day of Climate Action, Oct 24 (Saturday next week) is going to see the world’s most widespread environmental action EVER. In history. Over 3 000 actions in over 150 countries!
Join and existing action or start your own. Be creative and do what you can to call on world leaders to adopt a fair, ambitious and science-based climate treaty in Copenhagen in December.
Find out more at www.350.org
I was standing on the hawkwatch platform near the lighthouse at Cape May, New Jersey, a few days ago, when this bird emerged out of the fog — a Great White Egret, from the Great Whiteout. There were no migrating raptors about.
(*I grew up calling this bird the Great White Egret. Now most people just call it the Great Egret, Ardea alba.)