A little good news — about ‘shrooms

I've always loved mushrooms and couldn't understand why other didn't. No matter how they are cooked, they alway made me happy. According to this, it may have been more than the taste that has kept me coming back for more. Funny thing is, now that I know more of the health benefits of mushrooms, I … Continue reading A little good news — about ‘shrooms

A little good news — we can learn from

If you're anything like me, you find yourself smiling at adorable animal videos on social media at some point during your day. Yes, huge dogs caring for new kittens is adorably cute! Yes, the cat-mom who adopts an opossum or baby bird just makes us saw "awww"! And there are endless other examples of one … Continue reading A little good news — we can learn from

A little good news — about butterflies

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A little good news — about protecting old trees

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/the-25000-monumental-trees-of-italy-are-old-habitats-shrouded-in-legend/ I recently had to have a hundred year old sugar maple tree cut down in front of my house. It was diseased and rotten from the core out, so it was dangerous. However, while I was waiting for an available tree doctor to determine it's fate, I got an eyeful of how old treen … Continue reading A little good news — about protecting old trees

A little good news — about successful reforestation

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A little good news about — foraging

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A little good news — about Mussels and micro plastics

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mussels-filter-feed-out-250000-microplastic-particles-per-hour/ This is really interesting. I do have loads of questions, though!!! How do mussel colonies affect coral reefs? What other wildlife will be impacted by the explosion of mussels? How certain is the science that no toxins are absorbed into the mussels' flesh that might impact the food chain that consumes them! What other … Continue reading A little good news — about Mussels and micro plastics

A little good news — for solar energy and pollinators

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/solar-panel-shade-late-summer-increase-pollinator-numbers-oregon-state-university/ Fascinating!!!! We really do need to spend a little more time observing Mother Nature. I have often wondered why flowers grow so strong on the sides of forest paths. They some sun, obviously, but live in a great deal of shade from the trees. And we don't see the same cluster of flowers growing … Continue reading A little good news — for solar energy and pollinators

A little good news — Art is everywhere to the curious eye

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/artist-creates-stunning-animal-art-from-seashells-anna-chan/ I have to admit that my greatest moments of bliss are walking in beaches and picking up shells. I can spend hours getting in lost in my imagination while looking at sea shells, sea glass, seaweeds, and whatever small treasures the ride leaves on the sand. I usually imagine these things becoming decorations for … Continue reading A little good news — Art is everywhere to the curious eye

A little good news. — Mother Nature always has a way

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/orchids-make-pseudopollen-to-trick-bees/ I know very little about orchids other than their beauty and my own challenges at keeping them alive (a certain level of neglect seems to be required). The plants I've had are amazingly resilient and produce flowers over the years, even after appearing dead. It's no surprise to hear that some species have found … Continue reading A little good news. — Mother Nature always has a way