Did you know that Bornean orangutans are the largest fully arboreal animal on the planet They are also the largest Frugivores on the planet! These beautiful apes are endemic to the south East Asian islands of Borneo, however, their habitat is rapidly decreasing in size due to the demand for palm oil. Some of the forests in Borneo are among the oldest in the entire world and have many endemic species that call them home. One way you can help is by only using products with sustainable palm oil. This palm oil comes from legal and sustainable sources and has a much smaller impact on the habitat that many animals call home. You may wonder why not just cut palm oil out entirely This would actually cause MUCH more damage! This is because palm oil has very high yield per acre, substituting a different oil crop would cause even more deforestation! Try your best to preserve these beautiful forests and the intelligent and spectacular species that call them home! Feel free to share to spread awareness! #borneo #palmoil #orangutan #orangutans #conservation #wwf #wildlifewarrior #pongo #pongopygmaeus #ape #apes #homonids #greatapes #orangpendek #endangeredspecies #endangered #criticallyendangered
I volunteered at Dawes last night to help light their luminaries for their Winter Wonderland walk. It was a gorgeous experience and I learned far more than I expected to.
For example, Dawes actually owns 1,000 acres outside of the fenced in area. Also, it is a museum of trees. It started as planting trees as a way to remember historical figures. They actually have a ton of shovels that were used by famous people at tree planting ceremonies. That’s a large point of the Arboretum. A museum. AND there are only 6 certified arboretums in the U.S., and Dawes is one.
I also got to make paper from cotton pulp, and learn about using paper as an art medium.
What a blast. #volunteering #conservation #winterinohio
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Several years ago a friend took me on my first duck hunting trip. We killed our limits and headed back to duck camp to clean the birds. I started plucking and was told that's not how we do it. I was instructed to do the "breast it out" method and move on so others could clean their birds.
I didn't make a fuss because I was grateful for the opportunity to go and be taught this great sport. However, I knew even as a newbie that wasn't the right thing to do.
You've seen pics of me doing it this way and often times plucking the bird whole. The value added by that delicious duck fat should never just be wasted.
Stay tuned for pics and a blog post about taking it even further to render fat from the rest of the carcass after the pictured meat/skin removal and cooking sweet potato chips in the rendered fat.
Duck fat is God's gift to waterfowl hunters. Don't waste it. .
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Read the rest of this beautiful poem by Lallie Beth Weymouth about the importance of rivers in our ecosystem and our duty to take care of them, on our website. Link in bio!
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#workinprogress - added the base colours now just need to refine it... but not too much! The hardest thing for me is letting the drawing stay a bit loose and sketchy even though I love the messy look 😆🙈