World Turtle Day®!

Happy World Turtle Day®! It’s time to shellebrate (as Dean might say)! 😉

American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization, created this day over 20 years ago to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.

For more than 100 million years sea turtles have covered vast distances across the world’s oceans, filling a vital role in the balance of wildlife. We need to continue to protect these important animals.

Here are a few small things you can do to help saves turtles: Adopt a turtle instead of buying one from the pet shops. Never remove or touch a turtle in the wild (unless they are sick or injured). If a tortoise is crossing a busy street, pick it up, and send it in the same direction it was going – if you try to make it go back, it will turn right around again. Report any illegal sales of turtles or tortoises to animal control. You can also consider supporting of one the many nonprofit organizations out there working to protect these important animals to our world.

Happy World Turtle Day®! 🐢 P.S. Emma thanks you!

Happy National Panda Day! 🐼

Happy National Panda Day! Who can resist a day dedicated to one of the most adorable animals?!

San Diego Zoo, 2015

Did you know that pandas spend about 14 hours eating? They consume about 83 pounds of bamboo a day! And did you know that pandas are born blind and weigh only 4 ounces (picture a stick of butter)?

And did you know that pandas need our help to protect them as less than 2,000 panda exist today?

To celebrate this day and these important animals: check out a documentary on giant pandas; virtually adopt a panda online; watch pandas on livecams on explore.org; purchase a panda item from pandasinternational.org; or consider donating to one of the organizations dedicated to protecting these animals such worldwildlife.org or pandasinternational.org.

Happy National Panda Day! 🐼

Wild Wednesday

National Park Week brings us to Wild Wednesday today! Embrace the wild side of the parks!

To celebrate this day, go wild! You can go on a hike in the wilderness; check out some local wildlife; enjoy some wildflowers; check out the night wild skies; or learn about the wild within the national parks online.

Enjoy some wild photos from last summer at the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Enjoy your wild side! Happy National Park Week!

Wild Wednesday

National Park Week brings us to Wild Wednesday today! Embrace the wild side of the parks!

To celebrate this day, go wild! You can go on a hike in the wilderness; check out some wildlife; enjoy some wildflowers; check out the night wild skies; or learn about the wild within the national parks.

Muir Woods

Embrace your wild side!

Happy National Park Week!