Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Silent Spring

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!

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