WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital treats nearly 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned wild animal patients from over 200 species every year. This is one patient’s story.
When you walk out the door of your home, you don’t expect to find an orphaned hummingbird on the walking path.
That’s the thing about rescuing a wild animal — it so often happens when you least expect it, and when it’s least convenient
But a small green bird fluttering and flopping on the ground obviously needs help.
In the case of WildCare patient #3207, an Anna’s Hummingbird, the rescuer called WildCare and spoke with a Hotline Operator. She was told the bird needed to come to the Wildlife Hospital as soon as possible.
It is especially critical to get hummingbird patients immediate care because a hummingbird’s metabolism is so fast he can quickly burn through the calories his body needs to survive.
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Even as governments set climate targets, they’re working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
We need to leave more than 80 percent of known oil, coal, and gas reserves in the ground to avoid triggering catastrophic climate change. That means shifting away from an economy driven by digging, pumping, and burning fossil fuels to one that puts people and the planet first.
On this the science is simple, but the politics are fraught.
The upcoming UN summit in Paris, where governments from almost every country on earth will meet to hammer out a new global climate deal, would seem the logical place to set that change in motion. These forums are the only place where nations sit together as equals, at least ost爱上海419龙凤网站
Not the voices of the dead wood I carved into a child.
No lie or license of the boy, my son, who was not my son,
I know, though I talked to him as blocks of wood talk to me
about their struggles and I listen. Sometimes you find yourself
in hell, well, just because. You, the puppet of your story.
I should know, stranded in the belly of the big fish.
Last night I dreamt a man died on a cross and put the wood
to sleep where, like blood, it blossomed. It played its 爱上海419论坛part. A fallen thing
that leveraged a better life. Yes, I loved a wooden boy
who was, like me, a fool for toys. I made him shoes. I gave him
the sweat of my hammer because, alive together, we were alone.
Who is to say he is not out there, approaching as life once did.
This broken boat is going nowhere. This oar however. It asks me,
are we real yet, you and I. This blade, this handle, this time to carve.
Have we crossed the dreamless part.
Tell me, faith turned true and so
no longer. Tell me, still black air of day that makes the cricket sing.
Bruce Bond is the author of fourteen books including five forthcoming: Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (University of Michigan Press), For the Lost Cathedral (LSU Press), Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press), Sacrum (Four Way Books), and The Other Sky (Etruscan Press). Presently, he is Regents Professor at University of North Texas.
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