Here is an interesting collection of WordPress blogs that I follow.
It’s evolving. When I began The Badger in the Whooping Crane, it was a collection that in some way had something to do with whooping cranes or Wisconsin. Now it’s less easy to characterize. It includes some blogs and storytellers I’ve been meeting on this blogging journey, and some others that I went digging around wordpress to find. The subject matter reflected in this list leans toward conservation, wildlife, and environmental issues, but there are some other things here, as well.
Do you have a favorite blog – your own, or someone else’s – that you’d like to share? Leave a link to it in the comments section below. I’d love to see it!
Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education
What an impressive and important blog. So glad I came upon the cranes.
Hello to you, dgjoeyb,
Thank you so much for visiting “The Badger and the Whooping Crane”!
I hope you’ll be back often.
Don’t forget about the 2014 Whooping Crane Festival in Princeton, WI on Sept.13
Thank you for the reminder, Chixlaces. It’s coming up fast, isn’t it? By any chance are you part of the planning committee? Have you participated in many other Whooping Crane Festivals here in Wisconsin?
What a beautiful blog! I’m glad I found you through your link on Pinterest. Some of your readers might be interested in an e-picture book coming out this spring by MeeGenius, called “Luna Crane, Papa Plane.” It was inspired by the whooping cranes and the work of Operation Migration. More information can be found on http://www.sonjaandersonbooks.com.
Have a great day!
Have you read the recent article: “Can interrupting parent-offspring cultural transmission be beneficial: The case of whooping crane reintroduction?”? The article, by Baldimir Dients, was published Nov. 2015 in American Ornithology , Ornithological Applications, Vol. 117, pp 624-628. Dinets, makes the argument, using scientific data from various sources, that using human interventions with whooping cranes can significantly increase their survivability. Dinets argues that it is now impossible to prevent some human-whooping carne interactions, that controlled human-crane interactions ( such as the flight led program) can not only assist in increasing their numbers, but can teach them how to survive in a rapidly changing world where their natural habitat is shrinking and adaptive evolution (involving humans) may become their best option for long-term survival.
I have heard of that study – I may have skimmed it, but can’t claim to know it well. I certainly agree with Dients’ argument you quote – that it’s now impossible to prevent some human-crane interactions and since I’ve been writing this blog I’ve seen enough stories of wildlife-human interactions to make me a believer that they’re inevitable and also quite possible for both human and animal species to mutually benefit, or to at least co-exist. (Of course I’m talking about cranes here, not tigers or grizzlies.)