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December 2008


Candle I pass this along from a friend:

"Invitation to Candle Night December 2008"

Turn off your lights for two hours from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

"Do something special . . . Read a book with your child by candlelight. Enjoy a quiet dinner with a special person. This night can mean many things for many people.A time to save energy, to think about peace, to think about people in distant lands who share our planet.

Click here for more information. (Too bad it's the same time as the Giants game.)


COOTIES!: The Video

   I took this 40-second video over the weekend. Something different, and not too long.
    The American Coots were eating near the water's edge and pretty much oblivious to humans. I couldn't decide which was the better-looking of the pair so only video'd one.

RED FOXES: Beware 'the cuddle factor'

Fox tracks Not to rain on anybody's Red Fox parade, but I ran into Fred Virrazzi of National Biodiversity Parks, a non-profit land preservation and ecological management firm.
   He was less enthusiastic about Red Foxes than I was... I asked him to elaborate in an e-mail, which he did...

   Writes Fred: "We often see the Red Fox almost worshiped by birders, photographers and the general public. 
    "Certainly they are a charismatic and striking species, but a 'cuddle factor' shouldn't cause us to abandon a certain level of caution before we fully embrace another possible invasive species in New Jersey. 
    "Purple Loosestrife can also produce a striking pict

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