My Latest Musings On 4 December 2015

Here are my recent musings on patterns and connections In Nature.

This series of blog posts contains the most recent  Internet articles that interest me. They are sources for my musings and my research which I am happy to share with you.  If you find any of the articles interesting, I hope that you will offer your comments at the end of the list.

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No Crap: Missing Megapoop Starves Earth

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The Hidden Power Laws of Ecosystems

As nature scales, complexity gives way to universal law.

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Migration Takes Guts

…strong flight muscles and an innate knowledge of what route to take are crucial, but it also takes a digestive system that is highly flexible and adaptable to different conditions and activities.”

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Beaver dams control nitrogen flow in northeastern rivers

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Deb Perryman – an award winning Environmental Education teacher from Elgin, Illinois who oversees the National Biodiversity Teach-In  which is run by her students. This is my second year working with Deb and I’m privileged to be one of the speakers. Here is a video of  her story .

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Being Caribou. In this inspiring video, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra. In following the herd’s migration, the couple hopes to raise awareness of the threats to the caribou’s survival. Along the way they brave Arctic weather, icy rivers, hordes of mosquitoes and a very hungry grizzly bear.

Here is the trailer for this video.   

Here is the full length feature

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A beautifully done eco-video by Kevin Railsback – The River

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In my worldview, conservation of Nature and reverence for all kinds of life go hand-in-hand. Here is one of my short 2013 blog posts that focuses on reverence for life 

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Thomas Merton was a Benedictine monk who had a deep spiritual relationship with Nature. I’ve collected some of his beautiful quotes that express this relationship.

Here is another article about Merton’s spiritual passion for Nature entitled : The Forest Is My Bride: Thomas Merton’s Writings on Nature

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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

2 Responses to “My Latest Musings On 4 December 2015”

  1. Sylvia says:

    The River – superbly done.

  2. Bill Graham says:

    I totally agree Sylvia. I’ve been in communication with Kevin Railsback, the cinematographer. He has taught me a lot. — Bill

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