Read the January 2023 Peligram.
Birds have evolved into such unique diversity in every ecological niche. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are the only woodpeckers that drill shallow holes through the cambium layer or inner bark of trees, tapping the plant tissues (xylem and phloem), which conduct water, nutrients, and sap that oozes out of the holes.
How exciting to spot a Ruby-throated Hummingbird flying into the tree, then find its tiny nest in the making on a branch overhanging the water. Then return week after week to see the full nesting/developmental process. Alice Horst captured it all!
Common Nighthawks are not hawks and do not hunt at night but at dusk and dawn.
Unfortunately, our St. Sebastian River, Indian River Lagoon, our forests and wetlands, our starving manatees, and dying fishes, and disappearing birds can’t speak or are represented at the Sebastian City Council meetings where they discuss the Graves Bros. 2,000-acre annexation and Land Use Amendment.
First, thank you all very much for voting to put our $50M Bond issue on the ballot to preserve conservation lands in Indian River County that are rapidly disappearing.
Nature provides us with water to drink, air to breathe, and food to eat, and many plants and animals, which we need to survive. Our Earth, sun, moon, and stars, just where they are, all related, are a miracle of nature.
Read the December 2022 Peligram.
Want to help cool our Planet and save our manatees, fishes, birds, Lagoon and provide safe habitat for us and wildlife? Consider getting a Firebush tree or a Red Cedar tree in a pot for $25 at the Audubon House at 195 9th St. SE, Vero Beach, FL 32962?
Read the November 2022 Peligram newsletter.