Shasta Crayfish - Humpback Whale - California Grey Wolf - Brown Pelican - El Segundo Blue Butterfly - Southern Sea Otter - San Joaquin Kit Fox - Harvest Mouse - African Giraffe - Coelacanth - Sumatran Tiger - Desert Tortoise - Blue Whale - Great Hammerhead Shark - Koala - Atlantic Walrus - Leafy Sea Dragon - Oahu Tree Snail - Tiny Rain Frog - Northern White Rhino - Florida Panther - Passenger Pigeon - Titan Triggerfish - Mountain Beaver - California Condor - Ridley Sea Turtle - Three-Toed Pygmy Sloth - Polar Bear - Jaguar - Eastern Mountain Gorilla - Monarch Butterfly - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna - Golden Lancehead - Hainan Gibbon

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility.
To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
~ Wendell Berry
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     TODAY'S FOCUS: the Monarch Butterfly

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2019
Calif Monarchs Nearer Extinction Calif Monarchs Nearer Extinction California Monarch Butterflies Suddenly Near Extinction
'It's a sad reality': a troubling trend sees a 97% decline in monarch butterflies

WHY THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY IS THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION
Excellent Expose by the Xerces Society

NWF and Zerces.org list of native monarch butterfly friendly plants and milkweek varieties.
Inland Calif including Mt Shasta area...OR...All USA map and list

Join the National Wildlife Federation: Butterfly Heroes

Buy seeds, read instructions online


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The Monarch Butterfly is going extinct ~ but here's how you can help turn that around. In the opinion of many scientists the monarchs and many other butterflies are sliding toward extinction because of three things: 1) climate change / extreme weather; 2) loss of habitat; and 3) the reckless use and misuse of chemical pesticides and herbicides. But you can probably do something that could directly help the monarchs and others: Plan and tend a "butterfly garden". All butterflies need flowers to get nectar from to eat, and, in addition, monarch butterflies need milkweed to lay eggs on for emerging caterpillars to eat, and they prefer milkweed native to the area they are from. Contact your local plant nursery, and / or there are quite a few organizations and websites to help you create your own successful monarch / butterfly garden. Here are a few:

Environmental Orgs to Reach out to:
National Resources Defence Council (NRDC) - Save Monarch Butterflies
The World Wildlife Fund - WWF
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) NWF Monarch page
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

And of special importance in turning around the Monarch Butterfly disaster:
The XERCES SOCIETY For Invertebrate Conservation
is an international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. We take our name from the now extinct Xerces Blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces), the first butterfly known to go extinct in North America as a result of human activities.

FWS: The Monarch Butterfly Story: Western U.S and how you can help
FWS: Save the Monarch ..and.. FWS: Get involved as an individual
FWS: Get Involved (with the USWFS Save the Monarch program) as a Farmer

MNN: The 86% 2018-19 Monarch California decline may be due mostly to weather and fires??

www.WildOnes.org/learn/wild-for-monarchs/
www.OurHabitatGarden.org/creatures/milkweed-growing.html
Milkweed Market.org/
Milkweed seed finder
Monarch Joint Venture
Create Habitat for Monarchs
Map of the different wild Milkweed areas
How to plant Showy Milkweed seeds indoors in winter and plant outside in spring.

FOR SEEDS AND PLANTS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TRY YOUR LOCAL PLANT NURSERY FIRST
Some of them are listed below: (let us know how they work for you, thanks)
Native Grounds - 172 South Mt Shasta Blvd Mount Shasta, CA 96067
- nursery: 530-926-0555 but it's not open until late March - until then call Corey at 530-926-3471
Spring Hill Nursery and Gardens - 1234 Nixon Rd, Mt Shasta, CA - (530-926-2565
Healthy Gardens - 5525 N Old Stage Rd, Mt Shasta, CA - (530-368-2888

Sierra Seed Supply 358 Williams Valley Rd. Greenville, CA 95947 - Phone:(530) 284-7926 - Email: Sierraseed@frontiernet.net
Hedge Row Farms 21905 County Road 88 in Winters, CA 95694 - phone: (530) 662-6847 - email: info@hedgerowfarms.com

Quote: "Dry milkweed down has a buoyancy that would make helium jealous, so if you let the pods dry and split, I recommend you clean them outdoors." ~ William Cullina,
Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America



EXCELLENT STARTER'S GUIDE
How to Start a Butterfly Garden, by the North American Butterfly Association



Monarch Butterflies in the Pacific Northwest


Monarch Butterflies in the Pacific Northwest

Monarch Butterflies in the Pacific Northwest



Lincoln Brower was Mr Monarch! The insights he developed on Monarch behavior came from decades of devoted study on the Monarch. One of these insights was his belief that persistence of the western population depended on sporadic 'bursts' of individuals from the eastern population. This happens during March when some of the overwintering butterflies in Mexico head NW instead of NE. In most years this influx may be quite small but in others it can be substantial. In some years the NW movement is aided by unusual wind patterns. When a substantial 'Brower's Burst' happens, the western population gets a significant boost in numbers. Although no one has provided scientific proof (yet) of Brower's Burst, circumstantial evidence points to it being real. In the past 2 decades, years of historically low overwintering populations in California have been followed by increases of ~150% in the following year, which could be a result of Brower's burst. In 2002 the overwintering population sunk to 99,353 (from > 200,000 in 2001). In 2003 it increased by 156% to 254,378. In 2009 only 58,468 Monarchs were counted at overwintering sites (the lowest until 2018). But the following year (2010) numbers were back up to 143,204 an increase of 145%. Unfortunately, nobody was monitoring Monarch migration and sightings in New Mexico and Arizona during early spring, but its quite likely that Brower's Burst led to these substantial one-year turn-arounds in western population size. Will it happen this year?? I think it will. Because of the substantial size of the Mexican overwintering colonies this year and the dismally small numbers of western Monarchs, only a small Brower's Burst should lead to a noticeable upswing in summer Monarch numbers. If there is a substantial Brower's Burst aided by easterly winds, we could easily see a significant rebound in western Monarch numbers. If like 2003 and 2010 we get a ~150% increase we could be talking about a total overwintering population in 2019/20 of > 70,000. I think there would be no better way of remembering Lincoln Brower by seeing what a Brower's Burst can do for western Monarchs in 2019! Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, outdoor and nature



Western Monarch Call to Action - The Xerces Society's Action Plan

Monarch in the Pacific Northwest

Just 28,429 Monarch butterflies were counted at the California overwintering sites in the 2018 Thanksgiving Count, an 86% decline from 2017. This is justifiably 'shocking' to anyone who loves Monarchs and has prompted a 'Call To Action' led by the The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. This call contains 5 actions deemed necessary to halt the decline. While all 5 actions have great merit, one stands out as being critical right now. This is "Restore breeding and migratory habitat in California". We believe the prime reason for the plunge in Monarch numbers from overwintering in 2017-18 to the very poor numbers seen in the summer 2018 breeding range, was failure of overwintered females to find sufficient milkweed in March-April in interior California. Poor weather during this period exacerbated the problem these females had. it is vitally important that the females leaving overwintering sites shortly are able to find new growth milkweed plants in the coastal ranges, Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley of central and northern California. If you are in these areas, consider boosting your early spring nectar and milkweed availability in case a female Monarch comes by! We also need the weather in California during February-April to 'behave' and give the best opportunities for Monarch survival and breeding. There will likely be not much more than 10,000 female Monarchs setting out from the overwintering sites to build the 2019 PNW summer population. They will need all the help we and nature can provide. However, there is another factor that will play into the hoped for 'resurrection' of the Western Monarch population which I will discuss in another post.




last Hawaiian endangered snail dies
NEWS: JANUARY 9, 2019
'Voice of the forest': George the snail, last of his kind, dies at age 14
Climate change and invasive predators have taken a heavy toll on native animals and insects in the Hawaiian Islands
NEWS: DECEMBER 9, 2018
Calif Monarchs Nearer Extinction California Monarch Butterflies Suddenly Near Extinction
'It's a sad reality': a troubling trend sees a 97% decline in monarch butterflies
Jane Goodall and monkey NEWS: DECEMBER 8, 2018
Jane Goodall Helps Rescue 26 Squirrel Monkeys From Lab Testing
Working with the White Coat Waste Project – an organization aiming to end taxpayer-funded animal testing – Goodall, whose work with chimps is world-renowned and respected, wrote to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb expressing her concern about the experiments. - FROM "LiveKindly.co"
NEWS: DECEMBER 3, 2018
Wolf SPITFIRE, murdered Famed Yellowstone Wolf 'Spitfire' Killed by Trophy Hunter, Calls for Hunt-Free Buffer Outside Park
A wolf beloved by Yellowstone National Park visitors and staff that was a direct descendant of the first wolves to repopulate the park was shot and killed by a trophy hunter last weekend, sparking requests for a hunt-free zone around the park. Monarch Butterflies in the Pacific Northwest
NEWS: MARCH 20, 2018
Last Northern White Rhino Last male northern white rhino's death highlights 'huge extinction crisis
The tragic death of Sudan the rhino should act as a warning of the need to act to prevent mass extinctions around the world, say conservationists.



CONSERVATION STATUS - DEFINITIONS

  • Extinct (EX) – No known living individuals
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – Known only to survive in captivity, or as a naturalized population outside its historic range
  • Critically endangered (CR) – Extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
  • Endangered (EN) – High risk of extinction in the wild
  • Vulnerable (VU) – High risk of endangerment in the wild
  • Near threatened (NT) – Likely to become endangered in the near future
  • Least concern (LC) – Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
  • Data deficient (DD) – Not enough data to make an assessment of its risk of extinction
  • Not evaluated (NE) – Has not yet been evaluated against the criteria.

HELPFUL LINKS
The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species
ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System . . . The Catalogue of Life
Eight Inexpensive Ways YOU CAN HELP Endangered Species ... How YOU can help coral reefs.
25 Ways to Save Coral Reefs From Destruction
Wildlife of the San Francisco Bay Area, a "portal to the world of Bay Area wildlife watching."
AND thanks to the contributors at Pixabay - MyFreeTextures - Wikipedia Commons


Please send us your Comments and Inquiries. Thank you.
And explore: Wake-Up! mugs (Endangered Animal themed Coffee Mugs) and MENSA FOR KIDS





      #WestCoastSet: Twelve California and Hawaii Endangered Species Postcards
Shasta Crayfish, Gray Wolf, Mountain Beaver, Desert Tortoise, Southern Sea Otter, Monarch Butterfly, El Segundo Blue Butterfly, San Joaquin Kit Fox, Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, Hawaiian Monk Seal, Oahu Tree Snails, California Condor,
Monarch Butterfly postcard front page Shasta Crayfish front postcard California Gray Wolf front postcard California Brown Pelican front postcard El Segundo Blue Butterfly front postcard Southern Sea Otter front postcard San Joaquin Kit FOx front postcard Harvest Mouse front postcard the Desert Tortoise postcard front page the Hawaiian Monk Seal postcard front page the Oahu Tree Snails postcard front page California Condor front page
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#OceanSet: Seven Ocean Dwelling Endangered Species Postcards
Great Hammerhead, Humpback Whale, Coelacanth, Leafy Sea Dragon, Blue Whale, Atlantic Bluefin, Titan Triggerfish
the Great Hammerhead Shark postcard front page Humpback Whale front postcard the Coelacanth postcard front page the Leafy Sea Dragon postcard front page the Blue Whale postcard front page Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna postcard front page the Titan Triggerfishe postcard front page
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      #135: the Shasta Crayfish

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Basic Species Information (CAL-FWS) +see: WIKIPEDIA
Photo of Shasta Crayfish, by Koen G. H. Breedveld, Spring Rivers Ecological Sciences LLC
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
FWS: Rock Creek Meadow Restoration Project
IUCN Redlist




      #134: the Humpback Whale

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ABOUT THE HUMPBACK WHALE - National Geographic
"Humpback whales are known for their magical songs, which travel for great distances through the world's oceans."
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
WHALE SONG - "As you listen, you can see the spectrogram of a beautiful humpback whale song from deep in the Monterey Bay. These sounds were recorded on an underwater microphone (hydrophone) located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from shore, 900 meters (3,000 feet) below the surface of Monterey."
More fascinating video from MBARI, including New Deep Sea Species.




      #133: the California Grey Wolf

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California Gray Wolf front postcard ... California Gray Wolf back postcard
Wild Without End - The Return of Gray Wolves to California
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) page on wolves
CURRENTLY KNOWN GRAY WOLVES IN CALIFORNIA
California Wolf Center

ebay: buy the NATURE wolf documentaries double feature :
YELLOWSTONE - "In the Valley of the Wolves" and "Christmas in Yellowstone"
In the Valley of the Wolves



      #132: the California Brown Pelican

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      #131: the El Segundo Blue Butterfly

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      #130: the Southern Sea Otter

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      #129: the San Joaquin Kit Fox

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      #128: the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse

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      #127: the African Giraffe

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      #126: the Coelacanth

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      #125: the Sumatran Tiger

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      #124: the Desert Tortoise

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Find out more about how to save the endangered desert tortoise,
check Defenders of Wildlife and Nevada Fish and Game
Want to adopt a desert tortoise?
Arizona wildlife officials are accepting applications
More about them at This New Site


photo By Zzyzx, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53919113



      #123: the Blue Whale

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NOAA Fisheries
Alaska Fish and Game

Face image By NOAA Photo Library - anim1754, Public Domain,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17942391

Mike Baird from Morro Bay, USA (tail)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Rowboat art by Clipart-Library.com



      #122: the Great Hammerhead Shark

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There is a current crisis that the World Wildlife Fund has posted about concerning the great hammerhead shark and other sharks
- There you'll find links to other posts about sharks and other endangered animals.



      #121: the Koala

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Here is almost verything you need to know about the Koala, and How-You-Can-Help tips too,
at the: Australian Koala Foundation website.
And here is a fun companion fun activist fun campaign: "Join the Koala Army" - It's a blast, great artists.
And this below isn't a site just about Koalas but it's worth the inclusion:
2016-17 Endangered Species
And of course the Koala Wikipedia is essential.
And the Australia Zoo Koala Program as well.



      #120: the Atlantic Walrus

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The How-You-Can-Help tips from the Defenders of Wildlife website,
abbreviated on the back of this postcard,
were copied without permission from this page.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.



      #119: the Leafy Sea Dragon

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To learn more about this fascinating creature and see photos and videos of them in action, kindly click here.

front page photo © 2007 Derek Ramsey: CC BY-SA 2.5 license

small back page photo © OpenCage.info/pics.e: CC BY-SA 2.5 license

Closeup photo of Leafy Sea Dragon



      #118: the Hawaiian Monk Seal

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       #117: the Oahu Tree Snail

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     #116: the Monte Iberia Tiny Rain Frog

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photo © Thomas Brown, CC BY 2.0 license



      #115: the Northern White Rhino

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Links to more information and documentaries
The Last Rhino - documentary about poaching
Event in UK: March 2018: Seven Saviors of the Rhino
Last Chance to Save the Northern White Rhino - a stirring documentary
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, with 113 healthy black rhinos.



      #114: the Florida Panther

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      #113: the Passenger Pigeon

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      #112: the Titan Triggerfish and his many other Reef dwelling buddies.

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      #111: the Point Reyes Mountain Beaver

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Ref 1: Excellent Drake High School project
Ref 2: US Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkata Office
Ref 3:Arkata USFWS office: photos of Mountain Beavers
Ref 4: Wash. Fish and Game - Living with Mountain Beavers
Ref 5: technical info

Point Arena Mountain Beaver front page ... Point Arena Mountain Beaver back page



      #110: the California Condor

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      #109: Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

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      #108: the Three-Toed Pygmy Sloth This gentle arboreal creature inhabits only one small jungle island off the coast of Panama. The government has declared the island a sanctuary, but does not enforce it. One person lives on the island in a lighthouse. Illegal logging and tourism are threats, as is capture and sale of the slothes as pets. Thankfully, the sloth is not tasty to eat, thus not hunted for food. [read more on the card back]

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FYI: Here's the link printed on the back of the postcard above: http://iPoet.com/NB

MORE LINKS: Isla Escudo de Veraguas ... Bocas_del_Toro_Province

Mir Rodriguez - Fundación Almanaque Azul This file was provided to Wikimedia Commons as part of the project La Mochila through Fundación Almanaque Azul. CC by SA 3.0



     #107: the Polar Bear

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     #106: the Jaguar

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      #105: the Eastern Mountain Gorilla

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Photo © Carine06 from UK - CC BY-SA 2.0 license



     #104: the Monarch Butterfly

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The Monarch Butterfly is going extinct ~ but here's how you can help turn that around. In the opinion of many scientists the monarchs and many other butterflies are sliding toward extinction because of three things: 1) climate change / extreme weather; 2) loss of habitat; and 3) the reckless use and misuse of chemical pesticides and herbicides. But you can probably do something that could directly help the monarchs and others: Plan and tend a 'butterfly garden". Monarchs eat only milkweed and only eat or prefer milkweed native to the area they are from. There are quite a few organizations and websites to help you create your own successful monarch / butterfly garden. Here are a few:

www.WildOnes.org/learn/wild-for-monarchs/
www.OurHabitatGarden.org/creatures/milkweed-growing.html
Milkweed Market.org/
Milkweed seed finder
Monarch Joint Venture
Create Habitat for Monarchs

AND the developer (me) of this postcard is wanting to invite you postcard readers, butterfly lovers, all, to visit this website as often as you like, I want to make these postcards as informative as I can, especially concerning the question in everyone's heart when they read about how these "endangered" creatures are suffering, which is "What can I do about it?" Actually, I want to find that out myself, and hope the many of you can shed additional light on remedies for one or the other, and post it here for all to see and discuss. Note: Sorry, but I don't have either a "post" or "discuss" format available just yet. (Hang on, I'm hand coding this in old-fashioned html the only webpage building code that I know.) This started out four months ago, as a grandpa (me) wanting to find a fun way to be a bigger part of his distant grandchildren's everyday lives and at first I sent funny postcards (I've always loved postcards), postcards I purchased online, and when those started running out, I segued to designing and sending cards with a photo of my choosing, with a brief educational type description of the endangered animal pictured, and now, as so, so many of our planet's animal species are threatened with extinction, my hobby has segued into presenting one by one, on these postcard creations, as many endangered animals as can just yet (24 as of 3/9/18), and the more cards that I researched and wrote, the more my heart was troubled, and now I want to tell the whole world, WAKE UP! we're are losing the some of the best of God's creations that the planet has to offer. It won't be the same place if they all go, we wouldn't want to live here. I want to help mitigate that loss as much as I can. Thank you for your help.

In Northern California try:
Sierra Seed Supply 358 Williams Valley Rd. Greenville, CA 95947 - Phone:(530) 284-7926 - Email: Sierraseed@frontiernet.net
Hedge Row Farms 21905 County Road 88 in Winters, CA 95694 - phone: (530) 662-6847 - email: info@hedgerowfarms.com

Quote: "Dry milkweed down has a buoyancy that would make helium jealous, so if you let the pods dry and split, I recommend you clean them outdoors." ~ William Cullina, Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America



      #103: the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

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      #102: the Golden Lancehead

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      #101: the Hainan Gibbon

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NOW A FEW ENDANGERED MUGS


WakeUp Mug 14: Great Hammerhead Shark left and Great Hammerhead Shark right
Great Hammerhead Shark_coffee_mug ... The Great Hammerhead Sharks_coffee_mug


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WakeUp Mug 13: Atlantic Walrus left and Atlantic Walrus right
Atlantic Walrus_coffee_mug ... The Atlantic Walrus_coffee_mug


WakeUp Mug 12: [15 oz] Leafy Sea Dragon left and Leafy Sea Dragon right

the Leafy Sea Dragon 15_oz_mug ... the Leafy Sea Dragon 15_oz_mug

To learn more about these fascinating creatures and see photos and videos of them in action, kindly click here.

photo © 2007 Derek Ramsey: CC BY-SA 2.5 license


WakeUp Mug 12: [11 oz] Leafy Sea Dragon left and Leafy Sea Dragon right

the Leafy Sea Dragon 11oz mug ... the Leafy Sea Dragon 11oz mug b

To learn more about these fascinating creatures and see photos and videos of them in action, kindly click here.

photo © 2007 Derek Ramsey: CC BY-SA 2.5 license


WakeUp Mug 11: Mountain Beaver left and Mountain Beaver right
Endangered_Mountain Beaver_coffee_mug ... Endangered_Mountain Beaver_coffee_mug


WakeUp Mug 9: Grey Wolf and 10: Monarch Butterfly
Endangered_Grey Wolf_coffee_mug ... The Monarch Butterfly endangered coffee mug


WakeUp Mug 7: Hainan Gibbon and 8: Polar Bear
Endangered_Hainan Gibbonh_coffee_mug ... The Polar Bear endangered coffee mug


https://www.zazzle.com/florida_panthers_are_endangered_animals_mug_2-168471156552202495 WakeUp Mug 5: Northern White Rhino and WakeUp Mug 6: Golden Lancehead
The Northern White Rhino endangered coffee mug ... The Golden Lancehead endangered coffee mug


WakeUp Mug 3: Hawaiian Monk Seal and WakeUp Mug 4: Oahu Tree Snails
The Hawaiian Monk Seal endangered coffee mug ... The Oahu Tree Snails endangered coffee mug


WakeUp Mug 1: Three-Toed Sloth and WakeUp Mug 2: Florida Panther
The 3-toed sloth endangered coffee mug... ... Endangered_Florida Panther_coffee_mug




And a couple different items:
1: Florida Panther card and 2: Florida Panther NeckTie
Endangered_Florida Panther_coffee_mug ... Endangered_Florida Panther_Tie



The Monarch Butterfly is going extinct ~ but here's how you can help turn that around. In the opinion of many scientists the monarchs and many other butterflies are sliding toward extinction because of three things: 1) climate change / extreme weather; 2) loss of habitat; and 3) the reckless use and misuse of chemical pesticides and herbicides. But you can probably do something that could directly help the monarchs and others: Plan and tend a 'butterfly garden". Monarchs eat only milkweed and only eat or prefer milkweed native to the area they are from. There are quite a few organizations and websites to help you create your own successful monarch / butterfly garden. Here are a few:

www.WildOnes.org/learn/wild-for-monarchs/
www.OurHabitatGarden.org/creatures/milkweed-growing.html
Milkweed Market.org/
Milkweed seed finder
Monarch Joint Venture
Create Habitat for Monarchs

AND the developer (me) of this postcard is wanting to invite you postcard readers, butterfly lovers, all, to visit this website as often as you like, I want to make these postcards as informative as I can, especially concerning the question in everyone's heart when they read about how these "endangered" creatures are suffering, which is "What can I do about it?" Actually, I want to find that out myself, and hope the many of you can shed additional light on remedies for one or the other, and post it here for all to see and discuss. Note: Sorry, but I don't have either a "post" or "discuss" format available just yet. (Hang on, I'm hand coding this in old-fashioned html the only webpage building code that I know.) This started out four months ago, as a grandpa (me) wanting to find a fun way to be a bigger part of his distant grandchildren's everyday lives and at first I sent funny postcards (I've always loved postcards), postcards I purchased online, and when those started running out, I segued to designing and sending cards with a photo of my choosing, with a brief educational type description of the endangered animal pictured, and now, as so, so many of our planet's animal species are threatened with extinction, my hobby has segued into presenting one by one, on these postcard creations, as many endangered animals as can just yet (24 as of 3/9/18), and the more cards that I researched and wrote, the more my heart was troubled, and now I want to tell the whole world, WAKE UP! we're are losing the some of the best of God's creations that the planet has to offer. It won't be the same place if they all go, we wouldn't want to live here. I want to help mitigate that loss as much as I can. Thank you for your help.

Quote: "Dry milkweed down has a buoyancy that would make helium jealous, so if you let the pods dry and split, I recommend you clean them outdoors." ~ William Cullina, Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America


      #000: 24 pack Postcard index page March 31, 2018

March 31-24pack-index card





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