Record hot temperatures are pushing #endangered, wild #salmon in the Pacific Northwest closer to the brink of #extinction. Tell Congress to support Congressman Mike Simpson's plan to restore the Snake River to save wild salmon! via National Wildlife Federation.
(BTW, Great Blue Herons like to eat small salmon, so you're helping us, too!)
Monday 15th will be #WorldHippoDay
They are third largest land mammals after elephants and rhinos.
A group of hippos is bloat.
This song sparrow was nicknamed "friend".
Six animal hospitals refused to treat it because it was wild. The rescue hotline helped make it comfortable.
Do you believe I'm really a Blue Heron?
Are you sure I'm not?
Saudi Arabia releases prominent women’s rights activist from prison as Biden presses kingdom on human rights.
Loujain al-Hathloul, was released from prison on Wednesday, her sister said. Hathloul had been in custody since May 2018, when she was arrested as part of a government crackdown targeting female activists.
Neat film about The Bird Genoscape Project, where researchers collect bird feathers so they can sequence DNA to map out where different populations of birds migrate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p43ksRgIlk
There's always light
if only we're brave enough to see it
if only we're brave enough to be it
I love #rachelmaddow
Also, his proximity to the nuclear codes is probably not a worry.
Hashtags can be difficult for blind people's screen readers, because the reading software may have trouble telling the words apart in the tag.
✅ You can make hashtags screen reader friendly by using "CamelCase", where each word in the tag begins with a capital letter.
cats like to be in any place that's at all "special". this goes beyond simply liking to be on top of things or laying in the sun: there was an internet trend a while ago where cat owners would make a circle out of tape on the floor, and then take pictures when their cat inevitably decided that it was time for them to sit inside of the circle. any patch of ground that looks different, a cat wants to be there
i cannot think of any other animal where evolution selected for "easily trapped"
Not really a Blue Heron, and not Great but aspiring to be better
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