On Neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids (neo-nih-CAH-tin-oids) are systemic chemicals, which are absorbed into the plant's vascular system, leaving the entire plant toxic to both target and non-target insects.  Systemic chemicals affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. This class of insecticides is particularly harmful to bees as accumulated neonicotinoids are consumed by adults or … Continue reading On Neonicotinoids

Mighty Mississippi

A walk along the the river bank can reveal terrible truths of our society. Such inundation of consumerism leaves one with few places to escape the cumulative damage. The process is known but hidden, with facts buried in loopholes. Regulatory laws composed by industry lawyers, intended only to silence substantial critique. With each daylight cycle … Continue reading Mighty Mississippi

On Connections

Despite the destruction of native forests and meadows, irregardless the plunder of prairies and mountain tops, there is a chance of promise ahead. There may be a glimmer if enough minds make the connection. The relationships between all living things are complex and difficult to see. We must make sure that we see, despite all … Continue reading On Connections