Tag Archives: Endangered Species

A Poem for International Orangutan Day

Both the endangered Bornean orangutan and the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan are in need of urgent help. Their habitats are being destroyed. For International Orangutan Day, the Orangutan Foundation posted a poem by one of their youngest supporters. ___________________________ To … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Poem for World Elephant Day

The question is, are we happy to supposethat our grandchildren may never be ableto see an elephant except in a picture book? – David Attenborough The elephant is the largest land animal on earth. There has been some form of … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Poem for World Turtle Day

by Mary Oliver: The Turtle breaks from the blue-black skin of the water, dragging her shell with its mossy scutes across the shallows and through the rushes and over the mudflats, to the uprise, to the yellow sand, to dig … Continue reading

Posted in Biology, Poetry | Tagged , , , , ,

TCS: A Race for Cures Before Extinction

Good Morning! ______________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

Posted in Medical Research, The Coffee Shop | Tagged , , , , , ,

Close Encounter of the Rare Kind

Australian skiers in Kashmir got a lot more adventure than they bargained for when they spotted a legendary Snow Leonard, almost hidden in the snow. It’s estimated that there are only about 4000 snow leopards left in the world, due … Continue reading

Posted in Biology | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments


We almost lost the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, symbol of our country, in the 1950s, because of the widespread use of the pesticide DDT. Then in 1962, Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, made people aware of what was … Continue reading

Posted in Biology, Documentrary Films, Poetry, Walt Whitman | Tagged , , , , , ,