A blog about all things that are wonderful about and to the Earth.
Because being eco-friendly is easier than making the zombie virus.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

PSA: Animals cross roads too!

Since it's now that time of year when people and animals start to come out of their hibernation modes, it's imperative that we are all observant while driving.

Yeah, animals don't drive, but they still cross the road in search of food or mates.

You might be thinking, "They shouldn't be crossing the roads in the first place!" or "There aren't any animals living this the city!"

Sorry, nope, wrong.
Open your mind and think about where you live. Picture that area 20 years ago, 50 years ago, 100 years ago! There probably weren't that many buildings around or there was more green space for the critters to flitter and flutter around in.

We, as people, have taken over their habitat. It's a thing called urban sprawl. Where there once may have been a corridor for a fox to go to a water source from their den, there can now be a busy road separating the two.

I'm not saying that we should stop taking over there habitat (we really should stop though), but people need to become aware that they aren't the only ones that are using those asphalt ways.

While driving:
1) Be cautious!
2) Be aware of where you are!
3) Check the sides of the roads for any peeking heads!
4) Don't be afraid to stop to let an animal get across or decide where it wants to go!

We should all pretend that we are still in kindergarten and share.

It's heartbreaking to see roadkill and it's not a pretty sight. So let's all make an effort to avoid animals and make this paved world a better, safer place.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring weather, yeah!

This week it has finally been feeling like it is spring! Of course we get a bit of rain and cloudiness but I'll take that over the snow we had.

If there's one thing you can count on in Wisconsin it's that you never get bored of the weather. It always keeps you on your toes.
Here's Lake Michigan again, a very different picture though compared to that of the icecano scenes from this past winter.

Now that the weather is increasing in temperature, soon I will have plenty of photos of the flora life and maybe a little bit more of the fauna.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Crazy Cats Chattering!

I haven't posted anything on Millie and Milo (my wonderful awkward kitties) in a while.
They are oh so darling. And you know what? They are hilarious. Of course I found a laser pointer and was playing with them!!

During that play time, something made me wonder. You know that cackling noise that they make when cats see a bird outside and they can't get it. Well, these two just love to do that when I point that little red dot onto the ceiling. 

As a naturally curious mind, I wanted to know what the heck they were doing. I've had cats my whole life and I know this sound well, but I never though twice about it. According to this article, the chattering is coming from their teeth which some scientists have said that it's associated to a special bite to kill their prey faster.

Makes sense to me but my hubby thinks it's demonic.