Honeybee on Geranium - © Copyright by Marty Nelson
We need to protect bees. We can’t survive without them because they pollinate the crops for both human and livestock consumption. We need to stop using deadly pesticides which kill them. We need to grow food organically. They find a safe haven in my organic garden…but will they survive when they fly away?
Educate yourself about how we are killing the bees and what we can do about it. I learned an interesting fact by watching the video. We lose almost the same amount of crops to insects whether we grow crops organically or with pesticides. If it’s not even going to increase the amount of food we harvest, why should we kill the bees with pesticides? And what are those same pesticides doing to humans if they destroy bee populations?
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Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
Congress established the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in 1993 to protect a unique environment that supports one of the world’s most dense concentrations of nesting birds of prey. Falcons, eagles, hawks and owls are found here in unique profusion and variety. It is part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 officially added the name of conservationist Morley Nelson to the NCA, in honor of Nelson’s work on behalf of birds of prey and their habitats.
The BLM manages the area to preserve its remarkable wildlife habitat while providing for other compatible uses of the land, so that birds of prey flourish here as they have for thousands of years.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the area.
-Photos by Bob Wick, BLM
Idaho State Capitol Building was constructed between 1905-1920. The central dome rises 208 feet and encloses a beautiful, marble rotunda lit by skylights.It is a historic and well known Idaho landmark.
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Boundary Dam - located in northeastern Washington State near the Canadian border features two spectacular spillways. Hydroelectric energy generated from the dam provides much of the electricity for the city of Seattle.
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Hells Canyon of the Snake River is North America’s deepest gorge and forms the border between Oregon and Idaho. The canyon is shown here from Hat Point, Oregon (looking into Idaho.)
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Cats aren’t the only beggars at my house. I’ve been trying to discourage this masked bandit with it’s voracious appetite for cat food, by feeding the felines during the day and mostly inside. So now the raccoon is foregoing it’s nocturnal habits to come begging during the day. ”Aren’t I cute? And pathetic? Come on! It works for the cats.”
It’s appropriate that the natural markings of a raccoon provide a black-masked face because it’s as much city bandit as forest creature.
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by Marty Pickett Nelson
Cold, crisp morning air.
The rough texture of rolled oats rattling into the feed bin.
The smell of cows, sound of their teeth grinding grain.
Hot cow hide against my shoulder and face.
I know. I’ll smell like a cow and need a shower before school.
But right now it feels pleasant borrowing her body heat.
Hard work and fond memories of long ago.