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Protest Ringling Brothers Circus in Bridgeport

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The circus is coming to Bridgeport as it does every October.  If you care about wild animals, you can join the protest rally to be held there against circus animal abuse.  See below for the details on the protests. For an informative summary on animal abuse in circuses and its history in Bridgeport, I hope you will read my previous blog  […] [Read More]
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Oceans of Plastic

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Our oceans are turning into plastic, killing millions of birds, turtles, sharks, dolphins, whales and leaching dangerous poisonous chemicals. You probably have heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific with 250 million tons of garbage floating on the surface of the ocean. It’s larger than Texas !  That’s the biggest one, […] [Read More]
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Bring Earth Day Home

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April 22 is Earth Day.  What can you do to bring Earth Day home in a real proactive way? Check out a couple of my previous blog posts. I’m recycling them in honor of the day. Wacky Ways To Recycle outlines 14 unique ways you can recycle.  Much more interesting than collecting bottles and cans. […] [Read More]
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Hummers Are Coming Back

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April 5 – Hummingbirds are on their way back to Connecticut. One was sighted in in Connecticut on April 3rd and one was seen in Massachusetts yesterday.  The hummers seem to be coming back to us earlier each year. It used to be early May, but now it seems to be sometime in April. So be on the look out […] [Read More]
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Wacky Ways to Recycle in CT

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I am NOT going to talk about how to recycle plastic or metal or paper.  How boring!  Plus you know how to do all that already, right?  I want to tell you about  the  fun and quirky ways to recycle things like grass, leaves, food, your old computer, your old clothes and rain water.  Now […] [Read More]
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Fisher Cats in Connecticut !

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The other day I found the tail and one leg of a gray squirrel in my backyard in Black Rock.  What could have done this ? !  I put the word out in my neighborhood thinking it was most likely done by a coyote which have been seen once and awhile.  Black Rockers responded to […] [Read More]
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Will The Circus Ever Leave Town? – Bridgeport Elephant Abuse

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Everyone loves the circus, right ? Not any more.  Since the late 1990s protests against circuses and their use of wild animals for entertainment have gained momentum. Protesters talk about actual physical abuse of the animals and also protest the very concept of restraining and training wild animals for the sole purpose of entertaining us. […] [Read More]
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Controlling Connecticut Skeeters

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Controlling and Destroying Those Bloodsuckers I hate mosquitoes!  They seem to be everywhere this summer! What in the world are mosquitoes good for anyway? Mosquitoes are eaten by lots of other animals.  Mosquitoes really contol human populations by killing 3 million people a year, making them the most dangerous animal in the world. And they provide lots of jobs for lots […] [Read More]
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Kidnapping Baby Animals

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Each year in spring and early summer, people find baby birds or mammals in their backyard or in a local park. The babies are often cute, helpless, and seem friendly.  People usually think the animal needs their help and want to bring it in.  These well meaning individuals usually assume the babies are orphans. Don’t […] [Read More]
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Easy Things To Do To Go Green

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I was going to write all about April being National Frog Month, but now that Earth Day is upon us I changed my plan. I can’t believe it is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.    Here is a link to a good video overview of how it all started  and how far we have (or have not) […] [Read More]
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