Turtle Day

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May 23, 2019

Come out of your shell for World Turtle Day

Make way for the green sea turtle, which you’ll find—if you’re lucky—swimming in tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world. You’ll notice that despite its name, the green sea turtle’s shell is not green at all. The name comes from the color of its fat, which takes on a greenish hue after the adult turtle starts eating seagrass and algae. Unfortunately, like many other sea turtle species, the green sea turtle is endangered and its population shrinking due to hunting, boat-propeller accidents, plastic pollution, and loss of nesting grounds.

World Turtle Day was established in 2000 to protect turtles and tortoises and their threatened habitats around the world. Conservation efforts are led by several nonprofit organizations such as American Tortoise Rescue, which focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and protection of all turtle species. Since the organization’s inception it’s rescued or rehomed more than 4,000 turtles across the world through a combination of community outreach programs and financial contributions from donors.

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World Art Day!

World Art Day. 
How about that?

I appreciate Art.  
I started painting last year – watercolor, mostly. Am I good at it? Nah. But it’s fun. 

Anyway! Today is World Art Day. That’s what Bing told me. Would you like to take a look? HERE

Dogs Playing Poker. Remember that one? The link above will lead you to more information. 

How many famous painters can you name? Again, the link above will provide names and pics. 

Art! 
Enjoy!
I think I shall go today and have one of my own framed! 🙂

 

It’s a What?

t’s not a pinecone, it’s a pangolin
Today is World Pangolin Day, an event dedicated to highlighting this unique and rare mammal. Eight different species of pangolins live in Asia and Africa, and all are known for their solitary, nocturnal lives. Those sharp, protective scales are made of keratin, the same stuff as your hair and fingernails. Pangolins also have short legs and long, curved claws that come in handy when digging into an ant mound or a termite nest for food. By curling into a ball, the pangolin protects its belly and the inner parts of its limbs—the only areas of a pangolin’s body not covered by thick scales. But that defense is useless against its biggest threats, which include deforestation and poaching. We’re grateful for the conservation organizations around the world that are working to protect this species and its habitat.

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