Honey Bee

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In  2013 the USDA in partnership with the Epa put out a report on the decline of  Honeybees. The report list  parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure as reasons for honeybee decline in recent years.  As we all know, honeybee health is linked to our health. There is anlink between the health of  agriculture and the health of our honeybees for our…

SnakeBite

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  Snakebite season is here. In North America, there are over 7,000 snakebites a year, many of them non-fatal and non- venomous. In fact ,of the 20 species of venomous snakes (which include 16 species of rattlesnakes, 2 species of coral snakes, one species of cottonmouth (or water moccasin), and one species of copperhead ) most of the bites are …

Tagalooma Wrecks, Bucket List Item

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On the coast of south-east Queensland, Australia, sits the world’s third largest sand island, Moreton Island.  In case you wonder as, I do, the largest is Frasier Island also on  Queensland’s coast.  The second largest is North Stradbroke and it is located, yes you guessed it, Queensland. A sand island is an island that made entirely (or mostly) of Sand.  I diverge, the sand island…

News You May Have Missed 5/23-5/29

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ELEPHANT BORROWS GOPRO AND TAKES ELPHIE WITH TOURIST Christian LeBlanc was in Thailand with his  girlfriend. Exploring one of the Islands when they came across some elephants where for 50 cents they could buy a basket of bananas to feed to the elephants. They were on vacation, so of course, they bought the Bananas. Things were going along nicely when one of the elephants…

Phobia

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We have evolved to have a healthy fear of things that may harm us. It is survival. Have a fear of a snakes or a spiders? That is natures way of keeping you from petting the rattlesnake. Everyone is afraid of something but there are those of us who have move beyond just the “OMG! It is a snake” wariness…