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  •  Growing up on the West coast, I saw my first (1+ / 0-)
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    firefly night in 1996 or so on the Manassas (sp?) battlefield as I was working out there on a semi conductor plant rehab.

    It was wondrous to behold, even though our climate is damp, it must be somehow unsuited in the Pacific Northwest. Maybe not warm enough in spring.

    I heard all the stories of catching them in jars, and making face streaks with florescence.

    We do have hummingbirds: Rufous, Annas, and the tiniest one, the Caliope. The noises they make are part of the fabric of my life.

    We  have seen miserable flocks of Brown Pelicans on Otter Rock on the Central Oregon coast in the last few years. We know they were never here when we were kids. Because, this is where we went for vacation every year.

    Thanks boatsie: you speak with a poetic, powerful, visual voice.

    Science is hell bent on consensus. Dr. Michael Crichton said “Let’s be clear: The work of science has nothing to do with consensus... which is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right,”

    by Regina in a Sears Kit House on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 09:51:57 PM PDT

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