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Tuesday, March 04, 2008


The River of Grass

I just happened to pass by C-SPAN over lunch while the Congress was busy passing a resolution honoring environmental legend Marjory Stoneman Douglas on the 60th anniversary of the publication of her seminal book, River of Grass. Actually according to Wikipedia, the book was published on Nov. 6, 1947, so the Congress is a little late, but I'm sure they've had important things to do, like ending the war. Oh wait, that wasn't it. Impeachment? No, that's not it either. Well, it must have been something. Anyway, better late than never, in honoring this woman and this book which occupy a central place in the preservation and restoration of the Everglades.

I was in the Everglades just over a year ago, and while I could put up my "river of grass" photo, frankly it isn't that exciting a photo, so instead in honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas let's take a look at one of the more spectacular denizens of the area:

Wood Stork, Loxahatchee NWR, Everglades, FL

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