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Saw this first hand when I was in Kenya earlier this year where brutal droughts are devastating the country. It’s very sad because many people don’t have another way to live. The farmers in Kenya were more ready to discuss climate change with me than suburbanites in Pennsylvania…: As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find […]

Yet another adorable Irish bird…Long-tailed tits

Every time I think I’ve found the most adorable Irish bird (be it stumpy toddy or robin), I find another, even more adorable bird. In this case, the long-tailed tit! They are gregarious, curious, and teeny tiny little fluffs. I just love them. I texted my mother when I found them, “They are so cute, […]

Take a hike! (With me?): Glendalough wanderings

The money shot I went to Glendalough with a friend and we didn’t really have a plan about where we wanted to hike. There’s only one public bus to Glendalough from Dublin, so we had a very limited time there and we just wanted to wander and see what we could see. We ended up […]

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The Great Barrier Reef continues to die. We know how it’s dying and why it’s dying and we’re not doing a thing to save it: Humans struggle to adjust to the death of the Great Barrier Reef Along that vein, yes climate change is scary for humans too: When Will Climate Change Make the Earth […]

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

These paper wasps have been stealing wood fibers from the fences around my plots…it was pretty easy to identify them as the Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris). They’re a bit smaller than the “yellowjackets” I’m used to in the US, giving me the impression that they are cute, though I haven’t been stung yet. 😉 Peeling […]