An incredible sight here in the Syracuse NY area. 20 eagles have been seen soaring over our Onondaga Lake. They settle into trees surrounding the lake, providing wonderful photographic opportunities. Our Sunday newspaper (The Post-Standard) had beautiful pictures and a story that tells of the return of the eagles after decades. The eagle was on the endangered species across the United States, but has been removed. This magnificent bird is flourishing around the country. It is remarkable to have them settled in here for the winter, in such an urban environment. There is concern though. Onondaga Lake, up until recently, was considered one of the most polluted lakes in the US. Years of chemical dumping before the 1970s by industries surrounding the lake, left it damaged almost beyond repair. Efforts in recent years to clean the lake up have been successful, but the lake bed is the repository of mercury and other toxic chemicals. The eagles taking fish out of this lake could face, among other effects, fertility issues.
|The Tree of Peace |
by John Kahionhes Fadden
February Fairies: What is this about? On my sidebar, you can click on the button, and be whisked away to the Whimsical Cottage blog. Danni is hosting a month of guest blogs, art, stories and more, all about the Fae. Her goal is to bring some lively posts to help us all get through these long winter days. I am going to be a guest blogger there on February 12th.
Also, note that the fundraiser is still going on for the Syracuse University students who are flying to Great Britain in March to attend Spring Solstice observances at Stonehenge. Every little bit helps. Click the button on my sidebar (Pagan Students) for all the info.