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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Listen to The Earth Minute in an Antique Clock Shop - Pacific Grove, California

Time to listen carefully...  to a minute from an earlier age.

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Listen to the Sounds as The Earth Minute visits the Antique Clock Shop in Pacific Grove, CA. 

Hundreds of clocks are ticking away and being wound for the day. 
It was a great pleasure to be among such craftsmanship. Many of these clocks are hundreds of years old.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

See a Whale's Tail! Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Dozens of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) were around us as we took a trip into the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Humpbacks migrate to Alaskan waters to feed during the summer months.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Walk the Beach in Malibu, California

Take a Walk on the beach in Malibu, CA.

How many different species of birds do you see? 

Check out the cruising long billed curlew (Numenius americanus).
Look for the rare and threatened western snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus)SO  CUTE!!
Open your eyes and take a deep breath...
Do you smell the surf?   - Michael Lawshe

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bewick's Wrens Build a Nest

Sometimes an EarthMinute happens on your doorstep.
The Bewick’s wren (Thryomanes bewickii) is a small brown bird with a large voice and a constructive nature. The male builds several nests and his mate chooses the one she likes best. Nests are built in cavities–holes in trees, nest boxes, even baskets and gourds. One year Bewick's wrens built a nest in a pot on our back porch.  This year they’ve built a nest in the brain cavity of a cow skull.

Listen for their vocalizations as they communicate with each other.

For an extended 4 minute version with more building action, check out