PURPOSE

TO~further the knowledge of nature, and encourage protection, and conservation of it.

Thank you to all who inspired me, taught me, and appreciated the sharing of my photos and information. My passion for God's creation has grown immensely and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and to continue to grow...

PHOTOS


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

BALLOON RELEASES~ Please DO NOT do this for any reason

Mylar balloon found today onthe bank of my creek~
whether it was a released balloon or a balloon from someone's garbage
up the creek, it doesn't matter, this is litter and litter that DOES NOT
biodegrade...it's aluminum! Please make sure your trash is put safely in a container
and that you do not release helium balloons into the atmosphere! 
thanks from a Master Naturalist and her wildlife friends...



further information where some info was taken from

" One side will tell you that balloons are great for making kids happy, making the sky look pretty, and increasing sales. The other will tell you that balloons are often mistaken for food by marine creatures, and that the ribbons used to tie them can become entangled in birds' beaks, and around the necks of birds and marine animals.
Despite balloonaholics bombarding anybody who will listen with rather suspect evidence to the contrary, the facts suggest that balloons released into the environment really do pose a serious threat to wildlife - and any threat to wildlife today is a threat we could well do without, especially when it comes from something as utterly pointless as a balloon release. "
MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION; 
"For many species of sea turtles, their main diet consists of jellyfish. They mistake balloons and plastic bags for a meal, usually their last.
This also happens to dolphins and larger whales because many of these species are squid eaters. Squid tend to congregate around bunches of plastic; thus squid eaters tend to have a greater chance of ingesting our deadly garbage (including balloons).
Not to mention that the hundreds of millions of balloons released each year add to the almost 300 million pounds of plastics that are dumped in the ocean annually."
click to read MORE...

I will not post horrid photos of dead or suffering animals due to balloons, but 
you can sure look them up for yourself, and I hope people will think ONCE before releasing a balloon into the atmosphere INTENTIONALLY.. 
thanks! Save the wildlife! 



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