Gardening Magazine

Links – March 22,2013

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins

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Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week; I hope you enjoy them as well

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has Purchase Prevents Land Near Joshua Tree National Park From Becoming Housing Development, Thirteen Sites Given Status As National Historic Landmarks, and Statue of Liberty To Reopen To The Public By July 4

Flower and Plant Links

The Washington Post has National Park Service pushes back peak cherry blossom bloom date.

The Christian Science Monitor has More bees, please.

Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens has More Findings on the Link Between Japanese Barberry and Lyme Disease.

News Wise has Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin Honored for Invasive Species Initiatives

Wildlife Links

The Washington Post has An alarming map of the global ivory trade that killed 17,000 elephants in one year and From hunter to the hungry: Fairfax County’s surplus deer are re-purposed.

National Geographic has Opinion: The Case for Reviving Extinct Species

Ecosystem Gardening has Farmers Saving Bird Habitat

The New York Times has Fish Populations in the United States Rebound and Monarch Migration Plunges to Lowest Level in Decades

National Parks Traveler has Report Stresses Importance Of Wildlife Corridors From U.S. To Canada In Face Of Climate Change and Wind Cave National Park Sends Elk Herd To Neighboring Custer State Park

Mother Jones has WTF? Now Manatees Are Dying off Both Florida Coasts

Environmental Issues Links

Sustain A Blog has Iowa and South Dakota Approach 25 Percent Electricity from Wind in 2012: Unprecedented Contribution of Wind Power in U.S. Midwest

National Parks Traveler has Tamiami Trail Bridge Dedicated, Latest Structural Component To Help Restore Everglades Water Flows

Photography and Art Links

BizNik has Freelancing—or Working for Free?

All Facebook has Do The Research Before Posting A Photo From The Web On Facebook

Photo District News has Stalked for Protecting Copyright, Author Gets Restraining Order

Art and Artifice has More legal protection for artists?

DC Area Flower Safari

If you are in the DC area, I hope you will join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. The next Meetup is scheduled for Sunday, April 6th at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, PA.

The plan at this point for April 6 is Brookside Gardens. However if Cherry Blossoms are looking good – or the bluebells at Bull Run are blooming – location very well may change in the few days before the meetup.

Meetup starting time will be either 7 or 7:30 – depending on where we’re photographing. Chances are we’ll head out for coffee at a local Starbucks or Panera afterwards.

Once I’ve got a better idea what will be blooming where – I’ll announce details.

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