Category Archives: wind power

Violent storms and violet skies on the Oklahoma prairie


Though it’s not easy to orchestrate given my other commitments, a singular joy of mine is to head west each June for a whirlwind investment of about 24 hours in conducting the Lookout, OK Breeding Bird Survey route.     … Continue reading

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Why can’t humans affect the climate?


If you have insights on this please help me understand.  As noted this week, discussions of anthropogenic climate change have peaked since President Trump’s decision to renege on US commitments to the Paris Climate Accord.   One of the primary … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin, April 2016


  The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and … Continue reading

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How many prairie-chickens?


37, 170. Apparently, that’s the number of Lesser Prairie-Chickens estimated in a first rangewide, statistically robust survey conducted this past spring over about 300,000 square miles of the species’ range. That number sounds pretty good, until you consider that if … Continue reading

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ODWC Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation Action Plan


  May 30, 2012 A service of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Oklahoma Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Action Plan draft available for public review and presentation The public is invited to provide comments on a draft conservation plan for … Continue reading

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West Virginia Smiles revisited


‘Twas way back in 2006 that I posted chord progression and lyrics to my song West Virginia Smiles. Way back then, I promised to figure out how to post mp3s, and it looks like I can finally make good on … Continue reading

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Playa Post – September 2011


Great newsletter from the Playa Lakes Joint Venture available here Check out especially the new GIS mapping of playa lakes.

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