Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Year of the Turtle 2012

I saw the emblem as the profile picture for Sea Turtle Oversight Protection on facebook today:

And I think 2012 is definitely the year of the turtle.  If I didn't start a turtle conservation page on this blog yet, I will.  And if I did, I'll update it.

Yesterday was a bit of a turtle day.  Christopher and I were at a local lake getting my last couple of lakes covered for our annual western Montana spring loon census, and there were no loons visible in the bright, bright, sun, but a painted turtle was sunning nearby and (surprisingly) chose to hang around (these duplicate some of the loon day photos in my Montana Momma blog).  

The S.T.O.P. post on facebook today that caught my attention was:

The Earth Oath. (say it & share it)
"To recognize in beings their capacity for love & their need for love. To befriend all Earth's creatures of the land, the sea and the air. To defend them against the ravages by humankind, & to inspire in humans, compassion for all."