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Monday, March 19, 2012

American Bald Eagle: an Environmental Indicator

This eagle is carrying its favorite food: a fish.  We are seeing a lot of eagles on the shores of the Great Lakes since DDT and like pesticides were banned.  Since eagles are an environmental indicator, the environment is healthier than it was.  The problem with DDT is that it builds up in food chains.  Food chains in water are long.

Read more about Great Lakes phenomena in my book: The Dynamic Great Lakes. 

Photo by Steve Damstra

The Dynamic Great Lakes is  widely available on the web and in stores such as Barnes & Noble, the Bookman in Grand Haven and other independent bookstores.

Monday, March 12, 2012

At Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

At Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. 

This poem is from my book, The Wilderness Within available at Barnes & Noble, and many other places.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lake Michigan Aubade

                        Lake Michigan Aubade

Mist rises, March morning
                     a song bird’s longing shears moist air,
drifts from thickets.
From empty porches of summer homes
wind chimes play, hollow melodious shards of clay.
And the lake never ceases sounds in March:

ice chunks chink, shards break and break
against the shore.
Waves dash ice against troll caves of ice
and break ice feet.
Mist rises from green briars
where wild birds braid their songs
through tangled skeins
and the blood that rushes through my veins
the waves
on shore.

Excerpted from my book, The Wilderness Within

This book is available from Barnes & Noble, The Bookman, Schulers Books, and many other fine bookstores.