Flashback from about ten days ago from southern Finland, my balcony and our island, when we finally got here some wataaa! 😍
So large drops in one picture, even visible by lousy old iPhone. The rain was so hard couple of times, it took sands off the roads and moss off the rocks.
Praying for Freyr to give us much more 🙏 Or wich higher power there are? Rothchilds?
We need to reduce our consumption anyway, so why not get use to it right now? This is getting ridiculous even to us Finns 🤨
New gate times! Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge's public unit gate times are now 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM make sure if you head out on the trail that you are back and through the gate before it closes! Times will shrink with the days, so make sure to get in your warm summer sunrises, sunsets and days while you can: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/hours-directions/
Today! Join us for Traditional Technologies Day! Demonstrations throughout the day include: Native Games, Chinookan carving, First Foods, fire-starting, flintknapping, and atlatl throwing.
Stop by any time between noon and four, or plan to be there for special hikes- check it out: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/news/plankhouse-second-sunday-traditional-technologies-day/
Fun Fact Friday! Did you know Red-shouldered Hawks return to the same nesting territory year after year? One Red-shouldered Hawk occupied a territory in southern California for 16 consecutive years! And, by the time they are five days old, nestling Red-shouldered Hawks can shoot their feces over the edge of their nest. Bird poop on the ground is a sign of an active nest. 😬
We have a number of Red-shouldered Hawks at Ridgefield, come see for yourself, any day of the week: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/visit-the-refuge/
Photo Credit: Gary Davenport- 3rd Place 2017 Refuge Photo Contest Winner
Submit today for the 2018 competition: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/news/2018-ridgefield-nwr-photo-contest/
I always feel a little sad when posting nice pictures of nature because there is a lot that you can’t see, people say oh how wonderful but they don’t see the trash and water pollution that infects those water ways and the surrounding environment .
I am blessed to be living so close to some more or less “unharmed” places, but still see signs of our human presences everywhere. I spent less then an hour in this location and picked up a bag full of empty beer cans... 😑😑 why do people have no respect, they want to come and enjoy the scenery because, of course, it’s beautiful, but don’t have the balls to throw their trash in the garbage (even tho it’s been made easily available to them) which is the least they could do to keep these places clean and healthy. Our beautiful river at home has gone from blue to Brown in a matter of hours due to a town up river dumping raw sewage in it and now we cant go fishing anymore. Even the bird sitting by the river looked sad about it 😓
Enjoy our planet while she’s still here, appreciate our nature while you still can, respect our mother for our future and hers. Nothing hurts my heart more then seeing her suffer 😢💔 #respectourplanet#natureisawesome#waterislife#weneednature#polution#water#river#rant#weneedchange#love#nature#photography#waterfalls#mypicture#myhome#natureishome#hurting
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This Sunday! Join us at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse on the Carty Unit of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to have a little fun and maybe learn a little at Traditional Technologies Day! With three different hikes, hands-on activities, and all sorts of awesome demonstrations, this popular Second Sunday event is sure to be a great time! Stop by any time between noon and four, be here on time for hikes, or just stop in on your way out to the Oaks to Wetlands Trail! There's something for everyone!
To download flier or learn more: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/news/plankhouse-second-sunday-traditional-technologies-day/
Fees and directions: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/visit-the-refuge/ *Free with $3.00 per vehicle Refuge admission, or valid public lands pass
Our @youthconservationcorps crew gets to have a lot of fun while working hard to take care of our Refuge, check out this cool arthropod that they found while digging with hori horis. You too could experience cool bugs (or not, if you don't like bugs we can work with that!) or visit areas of the Refuge not normally open to visitors, then sign up to restore habitat with us today: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/habitat-restoration/
Any ideas what this beetle may be?
Photo Credit: @seanroadtrip#wildliferefuge#optoutside#weneednature#summerfun#volunteer#freetimeoutside
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The #redtide on the western coast of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico is killing just about everything in its path. So far there have been 287 sea turtles that have been found dead or are dying due to the red tide. A red tide is when algae blooms explode in population producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals and birds. Man made pesticides, treated sewage water and other farm fertilizers wash out to the ocean and are fueling the harmful algae bloom. The toxins if inhaled or ingested affect marine animals nervous system and cause them to die. The marine animal then becomes poisonous to other animals that eat them, thus creating a toxic ripple effect that can kill an entire food chain. Not only are sea turtles dying but also a rare young whale shark that washed ashore in Sanibel Island last week. The shark and turtles all tested positive for k brevis algae which is the toxic type of algae. These are only the casualties that have been documented or seen. The majority of red tide deaths sink to the bottom and are never reported. This red tide has washed onshore at the worst possible time; turtle nesting season! Now sexually mature sea turtles are coming to the beaches to lay their eggs and are dying from exposure to the toxins. This will likely cause another harmful blow to the already endangered and threatened sea turtle populations. This years red tide is also harming public health. People in close proximity to the red tide need to be extremely cautious. Symptoms include tearing eyes, sneezing or coughing and if ingested severe nerve damage. It’s time to clean our waters and stop turning our back on the ocean. Remember #weneednature#naturedoesntneedus . #shakadiver#redtide#algaebloom#floridagulfcoast#florida#fwc#rickscott#gubernatorialelection#election#noaa#floridanews#sanibelisland#naplesflorida#sarasota#floridabeaches#passiton#cleanourseas#cleanouroceans#cleanoceans#cleanseas#oceanconservation#waterquality#cleanwater#news#marinebiology
Video credit: @captainsforcleanwater
#moi#haastammehyvään sinutkin! Tulimme juuri iltakierroltamme. Mukana oli tyhjä muovikassi, joka valitettavan nopeasti täyttyi roskista. Kassillinen muovi-, kartonki- ja metalliroskaa vietiin luonnosta lähimmälle kierrätyspisteelle. Kuvassa vasemmalla, biojätevastaava hoiti luonnosta pois leivän, omenan ja koirankakkaa 👌Tuli #hiki#puhtaampiluonto ja #hyvämieli . Jos ei sama inspaa, pliis #äläroskaa 🌱 #weneednature