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February 18, 2009


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I'm eagerly awaiting Groundhog Day. I'm one of those rare people who don't find this holiday insipid. My appreciation for it derives from a combination of my love for folklore and my hatred for winter....

You see, for the winter-weary, February 2 is an important day: it is the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. As such, it is a milepost of significant psychological import on the arduous journey from winter to spring.



I love the prairie dog. The Columbus Zoo (in Columbus, OH) has an amazing viewing area for these beautiful creatures. You can see into burrows, and even go under the burrow system to see the expanse of it all.

Randall Johnson

Thank you for such an enlightening summary of the fundamental, even essential role of prairie dogs in a complex, yet fragile, ecosystem that encompasses up to 50% of the contiguous United States. Those of us who already think and act in a "gentler, kinder" way don't need to be convinced of the prairie dogs intrinsic right to share the planet. But what about the people(i.e. ranchers) who consider prairie dogs as dangerous pests whose burrows increase soil erosion and pose a potential threat to livestock, machinery, and horses with riders? These are the folks who need to be reached, whose concerns need to be addressed. I devoutly hope this new book will be a key instrument in doing just that!

Trade and Travel

thank you

you have nice blog :)

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