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Post more when better

December 30, 2011

My computer is on the frits I will post when I fix it.
Matt

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Taking Time Off

December 6, 2011

Im more faithful posting to this than my average reader.Since 2006, when I was diagnosed with a terminal disability, I have posted 1,766 of these pieces…ranging from global climate change to birds and bears and so on. I am going to take a 2 week break unless I find some earthshattering news which I feel compelled to share with you…
Matt

Substance Coming

October 25, 2011

I am back after 5 days in far Southeastern Montana…I have to catchup on my reading…substance tommorow.
Matt

Gone For 5 Days

October 20, 2011

I will be gone for 5 days…see you when I am back.
Matt

The Frio Bat Cave In South Texas

October 17, 2011

18 million Mexican Free-tailed bats stream out in flight each night from the Frio cave in southern Texas. Great Horned Owls await them and so do Red-tailed and Swainson’s Hawks.

The hawks fly to the stream of bats and once at the stream flip and put their talons in the stream and grab a bat and fly back to a roost and eat the bat…I watched the raptors do this into the dark.
Matt

More Books

October 11, 2011

I am not sticking to my blog but here are more favorite books:

Hawks In Flight by Peter Dunne, David Sybley and others

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Fool’s Crow by James Welch…Good Reading
Matt

Top 10 Books

October 10, 2011

These are my top 10 favorite books…You might like these also.

1)Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.

2)On Human Nature by E.O. Wilson

3)The Snow Leopard by Peter Matheson

4)Track of the Grizzly by Frank Craighead

5)Song of the DoDo by David Quamen

6)The Weathermakers by Tim Flannery

7)Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman

8)Guide to Birds by David Sybley

9)Silent Spring by Rachael Carson

10)Coming Into The Country by John Mcphee

Cheers
Matt

Wolverine Film and Gone

October 2, 2011

I am going to be gone from this site all next week, so no blog.

I also watched the State of Montana, this week a telivision show about the making of a wolverine documentary…It featured an old aquaintence of mine, Doug Chadwick.

I have seen wolverine in the wild 10 times…according to the producer of the wolverine documentary I am a lucky dude.

One day I saw five wollverine and a great display of Northern Lights that evening in the Northwest terrotories of Canada.
Matt

I’ll Be Back

September 9, 2011

I am taking a week off as my older daughter gets married….SEE YA!!!!!
Matt

Photoperiod And A Changing Climate

August 29, 2011

This is an often overlooked aspect of the biology of a plant or animal that means activity in a day or season…or the amount of light there is in a day or a season.

Scientists refer to this as photoperizm or photoperiodicity. Birds are heavily reliant on this and it is used by mammals also.

Photoperiod may tell birds wnen to migrate, when to breed, food availability and so on. Photoperiod will tell mammals, like bears, when to hibernate, or when your body needs more noureshment and extend its feeding by going into a state of hyperphagia.

This photoperiodizm is one of the first things to be negativley impacted by global climate change…a little known process that is already happening.
Matt

photoperiod will tell