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Women the Real Victims in Multicultural Fascism UK… and Wild Birds…

Maybe this article was inspired by my posts over the weekend. Don’t know, but hope so!

Sharp Rise in UK Femicide

As well as hundreds or thousands more groomed and raped, the article says:

‘More than 130 women were killed by men in 2017, with two in five cases involving excessive violence, a “harrowing” report has found.

Campaigning MP Jess Phillips has called the murder of women “an epidemic” in the wake of the latest Femicide Census and urged Prime Minister Theresa May to address the issue in “long overdue” legislation to tackle domestic abuse.

The report, drawn up by Women’s Aid, shows a rise in the number of killings from 2016, when there were 113, and 2015, when there were 119.’

Wild Birds Deliberately Killed

a small bird perched on a flower

In more bad news, it’s emerged in this MSN article the UK authorities are also deliberately killing off wild bird populations; I’d thought declining numbers are an indirect result of humanity, but it appears the problem also has an intentional factor!

On a brighter note, I’ve updated the mistYmuse news in this Midwinter  Solstice week with some new acronym gifts on this site’s sister site, travel25years.wordpress.com.

 

Animal and Bird Images from Google+

It’s not only wolves that make great greenygrey images of course; lots of animals do. Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman with the middle section of the XaW Files, with lots of amazing animals in glorious greenygrey images. These are the third of five files.

Admittedly, a lot of the images mix nature with the animals to create the greenygreyness. I’m not Stephen Wolfing (Hawking to humans), and this isn’t rocket science folks: it’s just the fair ship Greenygrey sailing a sea of coffee!

Animal and Bird Images

Whatever could be left after humans, wolves and animals…
well, you’ll just have to wait and see…
but it won’t be for long, as I’ll be back in one hour and 23…

R Griffith on Google+
Ergin Kocyildirim on Google+
Steven Krohn on Google+
Jacqueline Hodsdon on Google+
Shirley Lord on Google+
Elizabeth Domingo on Google+
Elizabeth Domingo on Google+
Interesting on Google+
John Brody on Google+
Konrad Fleidl on Google+
EarthSky on Google+
Inspirational Facts

 

New Mirror Poem Celebrates Spring’s Energy

Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem celebrates the joys of the spring season, when memories of cold winter lose dominance to hopes for warm summer, and new life emerges into the heat of a greening world. For long-living species like ours it is an annual cycle, but for some it lasts for just a few hours of our day; a time when they frantically follow their instincts, trying to make good of their life for their species, unburdened by distractions… although other life forms might try and eat them! It’s all of joy and interest to us anyway. Here’s the poem:

Endogurov beginning of spring
Endogurov beginning of spring (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abundant Life, Lives Absolutely 

sunrise of the year
should be spring
surge movement
spins life cycle
full speed

open sky fuels life, nourished by faraway sun

whirling buzzing
birds and bees
busy trees
making the most
of their natural time

Garden with some tulips and narcissus
Garden with some tulips and narcissus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

 

Chris Packham’s Natural World Amazing Animals Ant Acropolis

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, natural world correspondent at the Greenygrey. I’m delighted to report that Marc Latham’s fourth article about my human parallel Chris Packham’s three-part Nature’s Weird Events series is now on the Suite 101 Natural World Media channel.

Birds Use Spider Silk for Nests

Among the weird natural events featured in the nature documentary and article, are birds using spider silk to build nests and the migratory behaviour of monarch butterflies and elephants; and the spectacles they create.

There is also a massive ant colony structure that is being excavated in Mexico showing the complexity of the ant world. The 160-foot (fifty metres) square complex is thought to have housed seven million leaf-cutter ants.

The ants use grass as fungus for fertiliser. The complex contained chambers for different departments, like a human building or city. There’s a video on YouTube showing such an ant colony excavation (might be the same one):

Eagle Poem about Spirit Animals, Dreams and our shared Environment

Eagle
Image by Moosealope via Flickr

Marc Latham’s latest poem is about those that inspire dreams in the sky; as well as the increasing danger to wildlife from a human population that has just grown by a billion to 7b in little over a decade, and with some leading thinkers calling for the West to race with China’s uncontrolled building program.

Although it is of course understandable that individual people and collective societies want to acquire a decent standard of living, or protect the one they already have.  Here’s the poetry:

Eagle Down

Imagination inspiration
preparing breakfast
over fantastic spread
swoops downstairs

through unknown tunnel

oncoming traffic
clips resplendent wings
spirit grounded
broken dreamcatcher

Hooting Owl Natural Wizardry Mirror Poem by Mike Bayles

Today we have an observant mirror poem by Mike Bayles set in the wonders of the natural world.  It first appeared on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides site.

Thanks to Mike for creating and sharing it, and enjoy!

Wizardry

owl hoots
vigilance in darkness
watching landscapes
laments passing day
contours into shadows
welcomes night and transformations
shadows into contours
day passing laments
landscapes watching
darkness in vigilance
hoots owl

 

Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina)
Image via Wikipedia