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  •  I'll read when I'm back to a computer, but I have (18+ / 0-)

    seen pix of the songbird trapping and it is horrible. I do hope that people wake up before it's too late. At least 150 years ago you could legitimately blame it on ignorance - most people really had no way of knowing that wildlife populations are finite and extinction is a problem. Now they know but they just don't care.

    Local note:  Jonathan Franzen was/is a local guy, living in the Santa Cruz mountains. He used to post regularly on Monterey Bay Birds. He's not just an author who sometimes writes about birds, he a real birder.

    •  He spoke at the Mondavi Center in Davis (1+ / 0-)
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      a couple of years ago. He talked a little bit about his birding obsession but I barely remember anything else he talked about. I think I enjoyed it... In any case, it's nice to have a fellow bird nerd who has a bit of a megaphone to bring issues like this one to light.

      “Parties do not lead revolutions. They follow them. And then only when forced to.” Joe Bageant

      by tgypsy on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 04:15:26 PM PDT

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