Author Archive | Lisa Marie Potter


Keeping an eye on birds and carbon footprints

  Christmas time draws nature-lovers outdoors to watch the sky. They are uninterested in magical sleigh rides, however — their binoculars follow flocks of birds. December 14 through January 5  marks the 115th annual Christmas Bird Count in which thousands of avian enthusiasts count bird numbers and species for one day —  in California, local bird-lovers organized counting…

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Deep diving mammals follow their hearts.

As an ocean lover and long-time fan of “The Little Mermaid,” I’ve daydreamed about plunging into the ocean and hanging with the dolphins, sea lions, and whales. I’ve considered getting SCUBA certified, but never gone through with it. The thick wetsuits, clunky air tanks and potential for the bends give my tranquil daydream a wake…

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