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.

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: American Crocodile

Scientific Name:   Crocodylus acutus Year Listed on the Endangered Species List:  1975 Endangered Species Listing Status:  Endangered (Florida population is threatened, as of 2007)  Conservation Efforts and Partners:   Preserving and … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: Eastern Indigo Snake

Scientific Name:   Drymarchon corais couperi Year Listed on the Endangered Species List:  1978 Endangered Species Listing Status:  Threatened Conservation Efforts and Partners:   In one example, partnerships were formed with Auburn University, Zoo Atlanta, … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: Bog Turtle

Scientific Name:   Clemmys muhlenbergii Year Listed on the Endangered Species List:  1997 Endangered Species Listing Status:  Threatened Conservation Efforts and Partners:   In 1986, a program began in Tennessee that ultimately … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: Desert Tortoise

Scientific Name: (Gopherus agassizii) Year Listed on the Endangered Species List: 1980 Endangered Species Listing Status: Threatened Conservation Efforts and Partners: In March 2009, the San Diego Zoo Institute for … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

North Carolina Aquariums: Partnering with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Local Community to Save Sea Turtles (Written for The Ecotone Exchange)

The moonlight reflected off the North Carolina shoreline, illuminating the way as she used her strongly developed forelimbs to drag herself several yards towards the dunes, just as her mother … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment