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The Urban Bird & Nature Alliance is about shaping the landscape while preserving birdlife, wildlife and natural habitat through responsible development.
In many of our minds, there is a sharp distinction between urban and countryside. Birds and wildlife make no such distinction. Within our sprawling cities there is birdlife and wildlife to be found, sometimes in surprising abundance. We just have to look up, open our eyes and listen, and it will make itself known to us. We can learn how to appreciate the nature on our doorsteps no matter where we live and in what environment. The Urban Bird and Nature Society is birding with a city twist. It's what the Urban Bird and Nature is all about.
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This is the story of a pear tree that survived 9/11. What can one say about the survivor instinct in people and nature? Fight, then healing comes in many ways. http://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000003551196/the-journey-of-a-9-11-tree-.html?emc=eta1
Residents of Melbourne send love letters to city's trees In Shel Silverstein's 1964 children's book "The Giving Tree," he told the story of a tree that loved a little boy -- and now, for people who want to give back to trees, the city of Melbourne, Australia inadvertently came up with a way for us to show that we too love trees very, very much. The city created an interactive forest map, showing each of the more than 70,000 trees across central Melbourne. Every tree has its very own identification number -- and it's own email address. This was for people to report things like broken branches. But what happened was something city officials never expected. One city official told The Guardian that "instead of reporting problems with trees, people began writing letters about how much they love individual trees in the city." One tree fan emailed their favorite tree, a golden elm, telling it to "keep up the good work," and another, a golden leaf elm, was told to "stay in good shape" by its number one fan who was moving abroad. The program started in 2007, after nearly a decade of drought ravaged in southern Australia -- the worst ever on record -- which didn't even begin to ease up for much of the country until 2010. Once emails flooded in, city workers took it upon themselves to write back to tree lovers with messages of their own. Still, the city is hoping for a greener future. They hope to double the area covered by tree canopies by 2040, reducing carbon dioxide -- and giving residents some much-needed shade.
"My heart in hiding stirred for a bird,-- the achieve of; the mastery of the thing!" Sometimes you just want to read a poem about a bird in flight. Below is one of my favorites. The breaks are where the author intended them to be. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89). The Windhover I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding Stirred for a bird,—the achieve of; the mastery of the thing! Brute beauty and valour and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here Buckle! AND the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion Times told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier! No wonder of it: shéer plód makes plough down sillion Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear, Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermillion.