The Whisker Chronicles

Whiskers are also known as vibrissa, from the latin vibrare "to vibrate". Vibrissa are the specialized hairs on mammals and the bristlelike feathers near the mouths of many birds. Their resonant design is symbolic of the energies, good and bad, that are reverberating throughout the natural world. Every living thing is connected and, by birthright, deserves to exist.

Extinct in the Wild: Polynesian Tree Snail

Scientific Name: Partula nodosa Historic Range and Habitat:   Valleys and forested slopes of volcanic islands of the South Pacific, particularly the Society Islands of French Polynesia, including Tahiti. More than … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: American Burying Beetle

Scientific Name:   Nicrophorus americanus Year Listed on the Endangered Species List:  1989 Endangered Species Listing Status:  Endangered Conservation Efforts and Partners: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began capturing American … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: Karner Blue Butterfly

Scientific Name:   Lycaeides melissa samuelis Year Listed on the Endangered Species List:  1992 Endangered Species Listing Status:  Endangered Conservation Efforts and Partners: Beginning with twelve members in 2001, The Butterfly … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment