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Hello All:
 
It has been awhile since I sent out anything. A lot has happened but I will try keep this blog brief. Here is my latest KQED Perspective on SPECIES. A space just opened up on Natural History/Natural Mystery September 14-16 at the remarkable serpentine lands called The Cedars in western Sonoma County. I am one of the few folks with access to this amazing out-of-this-world place. 
 

I gave another talk at the St. Francis Yacht Club last week, this time on Tanzania. You might actually enjoy this if you have some extra time. Here is a link to the video via Facebook.

This is a video I made to send to the folks that went with me to Brazil this past July. We had a great time and saw many jaguars.

I had the pleasure of visiting Boston for the first time and one of the many highlights was seeing the most amazing glass flowers at Harvard.They were created over 130 years ago by a Czech father and son. Pictures don’t do them justice, but here is one anyway:
 

My friend Dr. Ava Pommerenk is the founder and facilitator of Chiapas Chocolate Retreats. Who doesn’t like chocolate? Chiapas Chocolate Retreats is a one-of-a-kind, transformational adventure retreat, held in Chiapas, Mexico. The next retreat is scheduled for November 10th through November 17th, 2018.
 
French park trains crows to pick up litter 
 
Kosher salt truth 
 
A Twilight Zone episode in 1961 presaged the current global warming. Go ROD! 
 
I always wondered why and how birds survived the catastrophic impact 65 million years ago. 
 
A nice blues song. Laura Jean Anderson – Can’t Afford To Lose My Man (by Memphis Minnie)
 
Here is an excellent graphic showing the spread of the largest fire in California history. 
 
This video about shredding various objects (which is really eco-porn) is strangely mesmerizing. 
 
I  have only had the pleasure of seeing a spotted skunk one time in my life but I would love to see this.     
 
Here is an amazing graph of how the United States uses land.  
 
The political divide has some very interesting FAULT lines  
 

A letter someone wrote to me about the Mojave Desert trip in 1993.

Once upon a time,
When women were birds,
There was the simple understanding 
That to sing at dawn
And to sing at dusk
Was to heal the world through joy.
The birds still remember what we have forgotten, 
That the world is meant to be celebrated.
– Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds
 



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