This week’s Animal Note we’re going to be discussing the PHENOMENAL and super short story The Flight of the Hummingbird. This parable has origins among the Quechan people of South America and the Haida of the North Pacific. But the book we will review is interpreted by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas with commentary by Wangari Maathai and His Holiness the Dalia Lama.
If you would like to watch my note, it’s on YouTube Here
This book is definitely a MUST HAVE book for any conservationist, environmentalist, or anyone who wants to make a difference in this world. The story and commentary themselves are only 50 pages long, but the ideas presented could fill encyclopedias, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I have, so let’s dive right in. Read More “Animal Notes- Flight of the Hummingbird”
This past Sunday was National Bird Day. That includes all birds, even those with their own special day later in the month, or the year. Friday the 10th of January is Save the Eagles Day, while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day. Read More “ZooFit Workout of the Day- 1/9/20: For the Birds”
Today is National Hummingbird and Butterfly Day. Recently, hummingbirds have become a special animal to me and ZooFit. In fact, I’ll be launching my Hummingbird online group class early in 2020, helping us do what we can for our well-being, and the environment. Each Charm (group of hummingbirds) will have 6-10 members to support and encourage each other. We will learn simple ways to connect fitness and wellness to conservation, and motivate each other to do our best, to be the best version of ourselves. “We do what we can, but we shine a little brighter when we do what we can together.”
Read More “ZooFit Workout of the Day-10/3/19- National Hummingbird (and Butterfly) Day”
The Great Forest Fire
“Once upon a time, there was a beautiful forest where all the animals lived and thrived. Animals lived in harmony- the bear, the fox, the owl, and even the tiny hummingbird.
One day, a great and terrible fire consumed the forest. All the animals fled their homes. The animals huddled at the edge of the forest and watched the forest blaze. The squirrel, the frog, the raven, and the elk, and all the creatures gathered. All except one. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 6: Be a Hummingbird”