A Sky without Monarchs? Thoughts on the IUCN Endangered Species Listing

by David Greer “If mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed 10,000 years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” —E. O. Wilson “[Rachel] Carson may have won a battle, but not the war.” —Dave Goulson, Silent Earth January 31,…

Swainson’s Thrush and the Sockeye Moon

by David Greer And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings. —Excerpt from The Lake Isle of Innisfree, by William Butler Yeats…