Links – April 20, 2012

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Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week – hope you enjoy them as well

Flower and Plant Links

Chicago Tribune has Creating a full garden takes years of thought and patience

Meadow Farms Nursery had Eastern Tent Caterpillar Alert

Washington Post has Guerrilla Gardeners spread seeds of social change

NY Times has Who Knows What Bugs Lurk in Imported Plants?

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Conservation Association has House Votes to Open Much of National Park System to Hunting and Hamper Efforts to Protect Our Heritage

iPad Apps has Chimani to Give Away 1 Million Mobile Apps for National Park Week

National Parks Traveler has Officials At Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Preparing For The Next Big Flood, What To Do For National Park Week? Here Are Some Suggestions!

and  Original Homestead Act Document To Be Displayed At Homestead National Monument Of America

Wildlife Links

BBC has Russian Reserve Created for Amur Leopard and Tiger

Refuge Watch has Water Shortage at Lower Klamath NWR Kills over 10,000 Birds

Ecosystem Gardening has  Why Focus on Ecosystem Gardening When There is So Much Wrong in the World?

MSNBC has   56 coral species face extinction danger from warming, acidic seas

Washington Post has Farming aquarium species to save them

Photography and Art Links

Alpenglow Images has Silence

If you’re in the DC area – I hope you’ll join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. Next one is scheduled for May 12th. Location will be announced about a week in advance – depending on what’s in bloom. Hope to see you there.

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