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today is Blog Action Day – and it’s all about climate!

Posted in Uncategorized by adamwelz on October 15, 2009

Hi All

I’m too busy helping 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



Great Egret, Cape May NJ, 4 October 2009

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, birds & birding, photography by adamwelz on October 8, 2009

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.)

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