If you logged on to "Google" today,
you would have seen a tribute.
Today is the anniversary of the birthday
of Rachel Louise Carson.
As an environmentalist, she documented
the detrimental effects of commercial pesticides
on the environment; particularly birds, as early as 1940.
In 1950 she turned her attention to conservation, and the
problems caused by synthetic pesticides.
Her book Silent Spring led to a nationwide ban on DDT,
and inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation
of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Her efforts allow me the pleasure of
observing the Bluebirds that
visit the little house every Spring.
They are simply spectacular!
Birthday Love to her!