Sunday, January 18, 2009

Welcome to "Nature Info: an online community & resource for nature lovers, gardening & conservation advocates."

The 11 CATEGORIES BELOW cover the following topics: • CONSERVATION • RECYCLING • Garden PESTS (ways to deter them), NATURAL HOUSE CLEANING, Which Fish are Safe to Eat • ATTRACTING & FEEDING Birds & Butterflies, Moths, Helping Injured Birds & Butterflies, Home-made Suet • AWESOME Nature things we saw or heard • FLOWERS, Trees, Bushes; questions & answers • NATURE CENTERS & Reserves • NUTRITION for Humanity (help third-world countries); also, our FOUR TOP FRUITS • PLANETS, Comets, Meteors, Natural Phenomena & Fractals • Nature EVENTS • SOUNDS OF NATURE (listen to whooping cranes, dolphins talking to human fetuses in the womb, etc.). Also, under this "WELCOME" category, visit some inspirational sites that will tweak your brainstorming, spirituality and enjoyment of life, or learn about the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine; free anywhere in the U.S.

Note: I attracted ORIOLES & GROSBEAKS for two weeks, on their way north, in early May!

For extensive info on ATTRACTING BIRDS YEAR-ROUND anywhere: which prefer which seeds, which only feed off the ground, which are insect-eaters, cavity nesters, and descriptions of them, go to my article http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/34074/how_to_attract BIRDS.

For details on WHICH PLANTS ATTRACT WHICH BUTTERFLIES, their identification, natural defenses against predators, tips and photos, go to http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/32344/how_to_attract BUTTERFLIES, or check under "Attract birds, butterflies, etc." on this site.

Important: The last three categories don’t appear on this page, so please scroll down to “Previous Posts” on the sidebar to the right, click on the last posting, scroll down to Previous Posts again, and you’ll see them listed there. Now, let's immerse ourselves in nature!

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32 Comments:

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Andreas of Scarborough said...

Greetings Darlene,

Your blog looks to me like a winner. I wish you well with all your efforts in Nature Info. As per your email request I'll put together some bits and pieces and post appropriately.

All I can add to your site right at the moment is this: just keep writing!

Kindest regards,

Andreas Krokene.

http://www.andreas-publishing.info/

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Can't wait to see what you write. It's so much fun hearing from nature lovers across the country. And thanks for the encouragement about my site! Darlene

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Yikes, I meant to say it's fun hearing from all of you from around the world! Lack of sleep does that to me. Andreas is in Australia! I feel honored to have him as a new friend.

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

FELLOW NATURE LOVERS, I urge you to subscribe to the "Minnesota Conservation Volunteer," no matter where you live. It's free if you're in Minnesota, but otherwise the cost is minimal. Published by the DNR, this little magazine is chock full of information on preservation and conservation, "natural curiosities," vivid pictures and more. There's even a section for young naturalists that we all can learn from, and Kathleen Weflen's editorials are poetic and visual, besides being informative. Yes, it's free, but it depends on donations from people like us in order to survive. Minnesota Conservation Volunteer www.dnr.state.mn.us/magazine

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE: Thurs. & Fri.,May 5th & 6th at 9-5, Sat. morn., May 7th, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Hennepin Technical College, 9000 Brooklyn Blvd. in Brooklyn Park, MN (free parking). (763) 488-4270 for more info., or visit for parking directions, etc.

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

LIVING GREEN EXPO 2005 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 30 & May 1. Nature-Related Music, Art, Dance, Workshops, Stuff for Kids, and great Exhibitors. For more info. go to Living Green Expo.

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Matt said...

Good Luck Dar!

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Floridacracker said...

Darlene,
Nice site. Keep up the good work. For a southern nature perspective, check out my blog: pureflorida.blogspot.com
Take care.

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Wow, your site is interesting! Lots of great tips on wildlife, and how to co-exist with it; fun to read; good pictures so we can see what you're talking about; and your background is impressive. So glad you found me; so glad I found you as a result.

C'mon, people, go visit our new friend "Floridacracker" at Pure Florida. You won't regret it.

And Floridacracker, (and everyone else) please go visit Vonnie, who also lives in South Florida, at Birding in South Florida. You won't regret it, either. I promise.

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Hey, people, my friend Andreas over in Australia has freshened up his site. He's such a great guy, and he tries his best to solve any nature-related questions I may have. You should go visit him at the blogs of Andreas of Scarborough, and say hi to his moggie (you'll have to go there to see who I'm talking about).

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

Please help me welcome another newcomer to our naturally-produced family here. Jenny has begun a site for spiritual and Biblical reflection, where we can go for inspiration or solace. I highly recommend you visit her pages under her “Archives,” too. Like all mothers, especially when they also work outside the home, Jennifer is limited in time, but she’s already done an amazing job with her site. To help her succeed, she needs our input and support. Even if you don’t consider yourself a religious person, you can help your soul by visiting her at Writing From the Bible.

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

For a wide diversity of sites that will tweak your brainstorming and enjoyment of life, besides soothing your souls, a great collection of other sites includes: Katt’s, Jenny’s (new), Gary’s, Pat’s, Vonnie’s and Ventana’s (fairly new).

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger kathy said...

Hello Jenny and Welcome!
If i didn't have spirituality in my life..i think I'd die. I believe we all need spirituality...i know it sure helps me.

Welcome Jenny! :-)
I'll try to pop in here again....i love nature.

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

Thanks for the welcome Darlene and Kathy. I have not been able to blog in a couple weeks but I am back, also changed the name of my blog. Do you like it? It's Reflections on the Bible instead of Writing from the Bible.

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." -Lady Bird Johnson

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Jenny, I definitely LOVE the new name (Reflections on the Bible), because it's so apropos. Complements the URL of your blog: reflectionality.blogspot.com, and your purpose: a site where you and fellow bloggers can share your reflections on the Bible, and how it relates to our lives. Bless you.

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger darkhawk said...

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you made on my blog design. Always great to hear a nice word. Thanks!

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger Benoit Lapierre said...

Hi from Canada,
your blog is very interesting.

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Merci beacoup, Benoit! Malheureusement (unfortunately), I had quatre ans de Français (four years of French) at my university, mais je ne puis pas me rappeler comment à (but I can't remember how to) conjugate the verbs anymore, and I've forgotten so much, other than un mot here and there. Is there anything I can do to view your site in English? (9/25/05--Darlene)

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Hey folks, besides Benoit, I’m adding another blogger to join our “family.” Let’s give a hearty welcome to Maureen, A View from England, and visit her site. Originally from the U.S., she’s a keen gardener and birder, but also plans to discuss other topics that catch her eye, and she has a slew of great links, nature-related and other. So be sure to give her a visit.

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Maureen said...

Thanks for the welcome, Darlene! And thank you for referring your visitors to my blog. Much appreciated.

 
At 12:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erm....i have a question to ask u...i hav a competition about nature's architecture->artifacts bulit by only nature itself....and i don't have any idea about it....actually......i have some but i have to take a picture of it but my country, Singapore doesn't have them...please give me some ideas =)thank you!

P.S your webite's amazing and beautiful!!!

 
At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry...i'm the same Anoymous that just published the comment....i also have another problem..i keep trying to get sun floer seeds but keep failint to....i grew it once but it died when the flower bloomed a little =(

 
At 5:04 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

Anonymous, I wish you had given me your e-mail. I'm going to try to think of some, and hopefully you could find a picture of them on the internet. But I have to go to work now. Until I have time to search, have you tried typing artifacts built by nature in an internet search? At first I thought of the seven natural wonders of the world. Try typing that in a search, too! As soon as I can, I'll try to get something specific for you. (Darlene-1/6/06)

 
At 7:03 PM, Blogger pb said...

I may have mentioned this sort of thing before, but fractal sites usually have some pretty impressive pictures of the concept as it occurs in nature. Googling something like "images of fractals in nature" should produce images of natural architecture.

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Rauf said...

You are doing a great service darlene, wish you all the strength, joy and health in the world.

 
At 6:43 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

Dar, Just dropped by to check out what's new and I love your photo, I just put a sky photo (sunset/sunrise) on my blog with a short verse. The sky puts me in a good perspective when I get too wrapped up in my little world.
I loved your articles on AC and actually didn't know how I could attract butterflies! Now I will be trying to do that for my grandchildren (plus for the butterflies, lol!). Thanks.

 
At 12:54 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

(11/4/06) So glad I could help! I love the "symbiotic relationship" we humans can form with butterflies, birds, and other such forms of life. In many ways you could say we're being selfish by wanting to attract them so we can see them up close, but by giving them our offerings, in turn we're helping them live, and in many cases helping them survive and even reproduce, so in actuality we're giving to each other. I feel their greatest gift to me is serenity, a sense of wonder, and joy.

 
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