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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bird Ally

One of the thing I like to do when we go up to Wells ME is visit the Rachel Carson Bird Sanctuary. It's got really nice walking trails that wind through the woods and lead you out to stunning vistas of the ocean.

Rachel Carson is a pretty important lady, a friend to the birds. She was the first to question the environmental costs of pesticides, and helped bring the environmental movement into consciousness in the 1960's.

Today, as gigantic agra-business sell us food made with secret proprietary chemicals, and factory farms overburden the land, it seems like a strong voice like hers could really be helpful. Nowadays though, I think poor Rachel Carson would have to be a big-breasted movie star or an eccentric billionaire to get anybody to listen to her.

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