Old Crow Flats

Old Crow Flats

Good morning Bravehearts!

A brilliant new day, for brilliant new minds.
Clever bravehearts, the adventure continues, deep into the depths of prehistory man. Deep into the brilliant life of life above the tundra, life in the great Arctic, above the Arctic circle.
A vast and exquisite land of migrating wildlife and of the peoples who have inhabited this place for thousands of years.
The unspoilt far north. A rugged and dangerous land filled with snowcaps and frigid waters, rough tundra and alpine flora. The mighty animal life of the far north, polar bear, caribou, walrus, whale and the people who still live in this remote and harsh part of the world.
Our sense of reality assumes the worst. Freezing cold, barren landscape, months of endless darkness, but thousands of years ago, the earth was a much different place. Here, up above the Arctic Circle was a land of warmer climate. As the rest of Canada lay covered under a sheet of glacial ice and snow, the high Arctic was home to many species of wildlife. Way up in the high Arctic, a vast preservation of lakes, ponds, marshes and land is now occupied by throngs of migrating birds, to the point that it is protected as a bird refuge. Here is the home of prehistory man as he enters the continent of North America and settles in Canada. A protected land that is now a vast land settlement area which includes government land, Vuntut National Park and the ancestral lands of the Vuntut Gwitchen people.

Click to access ice_age_old_crow.pdf

How long ago, for the great human, the almighty man, who conquers all. The carbon dating of the tools indicates thousands of years ago. The migration of people into continental America is earlier than what was once believed. An area called Old Crow flats and the fossil finds in the Blue Fish caves tell a story of this ancient world.

http://www.taiga.net/wetlands/oldcrow/oc_gen.html

The pre history shows a collection of unusual animals. Fossils galore, but not of this world, not of this continent. Hyenas. A scavenger who follows predators and injured animals, waiting for cast offs, or an easy kill. Camels, sloth. A far different world, in the far north. A land of lush vegetation, abundance of wildlife, safe habitation for dwellings, an easier life than now.

http://www.civilization.ca/research-and-collections/research/resources-for-scholars/essays-1/archaeology-1/jacques-cinq-mars/significance-of-the-bluefish-caves-in-beringian-prehistory3/

The brilliant bravehearts of that world inhabited a beautiful landscape of plenty. The people stayed.
The Old Crow flats and Blue Fish Caves are areas of significant archeological treasure and environmental protection. This protected area boasts some of the worlds most significant archeological findings. Discoveries that prove pre history man was a man of skills and that the planet is an ever changing world. The migration of man, at the dawn of our nations history is revealed in the unparalleled beauty of the majestic far north. In a collection of lakes, high in the mountains, where the summer days are continual daylight and the temperature is a warm 15C.
High above the Arctic Circle where no one dreams to believe, that here is the dawning of Canada. Here is the brave new world of ancient man.
Daring human, we hear your words. Come to the far north. Come to the adventure of your lives.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
November 5,2013

Take Flight

Take Flight

Good morning brave hearts.
The cooler fall air reminds the birds of the season of change. They call to each other to gather around. Come near! they sing. They clamour together and fill the trees, calling for each and every one of them to join the flock. It is fall. Time to move south.
The birds natural inclination to move to warmer climates, brings the masses of migrating birds together. The gregarious birds fly together for protection and flight paths. They keep each other in sight, the older ones, showing the way to the younger ones the way, the strong leading the weak. The birds will travel hundreds of kilometers in search of new food sources, shelter, homes and habitats.
The skies fill with the wonder of migration.
The long flight to ponds and forests in far off places. Will they still be there for the birds? Will those protected places that the wildlife need so badly for survival still exist? One more year of environmental protection, one more year of the survival of so many species.
Thousands fly south to warm climates, their small bodies too fragile for cold temperatures and as the leaves turn colour and fall, the protection of the trees vanishes. The winds are strong and the birds take flight to escape.
Will they return?
We protect our own forests for the salvation of the planet, air, weather, for us, for wildlife and for beauty. The forest provides a beautiful backdrop to our lives. The gracious trees, home to many animals, insects and birds provide homes, shelter from the elements, wind, sun and rain and food.
The brave birds fly on a course to the unknown. They will winter wherever they can find food and shelter. Wherever the compassionate human has protected them and the environments that they need for survival. Parklands, forests, back yards with shrubs and trees.
The migration is a marvel of distance and stamina.
How many will come back to us?
The quiet of autumn fills our ears as the chattering birds leave us behind.
The monarch butterflies have already gone on their long flight to Mexico.
http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/
Hibernating animals dig into the earth for their long winters sleep and ponds become quiet.
Trees shed their leaves in preparation for their own winters sleep.
The land is changing. The scattered seeds of summer plants find resting places in the soil. New life for next year.
Prepare for winter, it will come soon.
The peaceful land keeps us busy with fall harvest. Hay for the livestock, fall fruits and vegetables for us. The farmers markets swell with food and our own food baskets are heavy.
The earth saves us once again.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
September 23,2013
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Environment Week

Environment Week

http://www.ec.gc.ca/sce-cew/

Listen to the Earth song.  The rapture, the glory.  The song from the mighty planet, it fills our lives.  Hear the sounds of the planet, with joy, with gladness.  Great, bountiful Earth with songs of praises, songs of joy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCJ5DwPWIIw

The brilliant, beautiful displays of colour.  All the hues of the forest, all the vibrance of the meadows,  all the showy flowers and the cascading waters.  The Earth.  So magnificent, so powerful.  All life comes  to us from this mighty planet.

Here, you awesome planet, the oasis for us.  We live our lives with gratitude, with compassion. For the world presents itself with boundless  discovery!  Each day gives us the opportunity for more knowledge, more sport, more information, more aptitude.  The mighty Earth with its seasons and  changes.  The great, good Earth, how to praise it.

This week, this short space in time, we contemplate the protection of the planet. How to save it, how to save ourselves.  One short week of sharing ideas, information and knowledge.  Too little.  To take a week out of our year to concentrate on environmental protection, is  not enough time.  In the lifespan of the mighty planet,  the needs for protection of the planet is constant.

Constant striving for zero pollution, constant striving for human population control, constant striving to reduce the impacts of development.

Environment week praises the planet for all of life.

http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/programs/environment-week.aspx

Thank  you, sighs the great planet, Earth, for the protection of that ecosystem. for unpolluted waters, unpolluted skies, unpolluted soil.  Thank you for no plunder, all life survives.  Thank you, almighty human, for compassion, nurturing, reforestration.  Without the forest, the planet will suffocate, it will die.  Without oxygen in the mighty ocean, it will die.

The mighty planet sighs, with the burden of pollution.  Too much for its natural abilities to recover.  Too much waste, too much plunder.  Too much hardship for the great planet.  It’s immense variety of animal life is being destroyed, it’s wonderful  forests, for air to breathe are vanishing,  it’s mighty oceans are dying.

Brilliant mankind, sighs the great planet.  Thank you for your efforts.  Each ecosystem is fragile, each is needed, each is a creation of its own divinity.  Each is a refuge to a world of it’s own.

Brilliant mankind, sight the great planet.  Thank you for environment week, even this small gesture, is worthy of praises.

written by: Dr Louise Hayes

June 4, 2013

Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day

Good morning, oh brilliant one.

This day is not a gesture, not a complacent whim of hope.  This day, May 17th is a day for the celebration of the creative powers of the Earth.  A day to notice and to communicate the awesome gift of the planet.

Fabulous planet, full of life and energy.  Ever creating, ever nurturing, always pursuing the dauntless challenge of filling the void with life, all life.  The cherished great planet fills all of its surfaces with life and places each life form in accordance with the environment that it belongs to.  The environment that it protects.

The national day for endangered species speaks to the topics of the health of the planet.  Why are they dying?  The planet needs what it creates to survive, almighty man and the planet creates an abundance of plant and animal life for the survival of all life on the planet.  Each and every species was created to survive.  The cunning specialist who’s adaptability places them in extreme conditions.  The constant cold, the constant heat, the constant wind, the constant rain, the snow, the perils of weather, habitat loss, hunger, predation and more.  Only the skillful creature, whose adaptability is strong will survive.

But is that all we are?  Survival of the fittest.  As the world changes, the need for our compassion increases.  As the forests shrink, so does our own human habitat.  Less air, less oxygen.  As these animals decline, so does the health of the planet.  How many environmental diseases spring up due to polluted waters, polluted air, less oxygen, more waste.

The natural world is a vital, healthy world.  A world full of drama as each being acts out its own role in creation.  Almighty human, where are we?

We are far beyond acting out our role in survival, but not beyond the perils of endangering ourselves.  Good health fails us as we struggle against pesticides, insecticides, emissions.  We are the mighty ones, we are in control.  The plight of the planet presents itself  in the peril of the endangered life forms.  It can’t replenish them as fast as they fail.

Another animal who suffers starvation due to habitat loss, another animal who won’t mate and reproduce due to hunger.  Another forest gone another waterway polluted.

visit;  http://www.earthsendangered.com/list.asp  for todays list of endangered species.

Almighty human, your common sense is the highest of all of creation.  The gift of the planet is magnificent.  The songs of the wildlife sings to you.  The gentle breezes play at your senses and the scent of the flowers fills your mind and soothes your soul with aromatherapy.  What dread befalls us without the creation of the Earth.  Dust to dust, we will follow them.

Hear their call, almighty human.  They need us for their own survival, but we need them as well.

Please visit

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/endangered-species-day/  and

http://www.nwf.org/what-we-do/protect-wildlife/endangered-species/endangered-species-day.aspx  for more information about the endangered species of the Earth.

written by

Dr. Louise Hayes

may 16, 2013

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day

This was celebrated on May 11 – 12, 2013.

Congratulations to all of you for hearing the call of the wild.  The eerie Loon with his penetrating, wild call.  The raucous goose, the melodious song bird, the clever crow with his squawks and caws, the buzzing hummingbird and the peeps, tweets, chirps, and coos of the thousands of migrating birds.

A day set aside for our feathered friends as they take to the sky on journeys sometimes so long and strenuous it’s almost unimaginable that they could make a distance as far and varied as the ones they choose.  Distances that span continents and sometimes the globe.  Please visit http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/  for more information about bird migration and http://friendsofpointpelee.com/festivalofbirds-home for our national parks, located at the southern most point of the province and an landing site for migratory birds.

The song of the bird is a restful joy.  The penetrating quiet is filled with joyous outbursts of the language of bird song.  The calling to follow, the calling to mate, the calling to protect, the calling to communicate.  The bird is an intrusive visitor, without whom our natural world is too quiet.  The welcome sound of a chirping bird adds a curious dimension to our daily life.  Without the sounds of birds, the world misses the connection to life  outside ourselves.  The bird connects us to nature, in the midst of the city, as they fly past our vehicles, as we drive our roads and walk our busy sidewalks.  They enter our lives by visiting feeders, resting on power lines, nesting in trees and shrubbery and singing their songs of gladness.

Happy to be alive!

The joyous sounds of birds call us.  Come to nature!, they sing to mankind.  Protect our environments they call to us.  Plant a tree for us to nest in, build a birdhouse, fill a feeder, fill a birdbath, protect a marsh.  Hear us, almighty human, we are the voices of the natural world.  We are the ones who speak to you, mankind.  Protect our forests, save our lakes, keep our environments clean, unpolluted air to fly in, unpolluted water to drink,  more trees for our nests, more flowers for insects.  Hear us mankind, we sing to you!  We are the voices of the natural world and we sing with great joy.  You, almighty human, will  listen to us!

The gregarious hopeful chatter of  a being so necessary .

The flight of birds has always inspired us.  How to fly?  It’s such a feat of achievement.  The inspiring birds fill the sky and fly and fly and fly.  Up in the air currants where the passing winds help them to sail along on jets of wind that push them onward to their destination.  The inspiring travel fill us with wistful awe.  The path of a creature that we cannot copy.

The Earth needs it singing creation.  The call of the wild of the friendly creature invades our lives.  Hear us, great human, they sing from their perches.  Listen to us almighty mankind.  Their call captures us and we look for the singer.  Bold and melodious the spokesman of the natural world greets us with candor and persuasion.  Save us mankind, we know you will.

Hear us great human, we sing many songs.  Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL4Z9d9oObY for an example of some of the hundreds of songs of birds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmAxN8rZMI for your bird song tranquility message.

Written by Dr Louise Hayes

May 14, 2013

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