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  National Wildlife Week
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, April 19, 2008
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"Never a day passes, but that I do myself the honor,

To commune with some of nature’s varied forms."

George Washington Carver


Music: A Whole New World




So very fortunately for me

I’ve had some great mentors

Ever since I was a youngster

Everything in Nature, I adore


From those truly wondrous days in my Grandma’s garden

To those fabulous days at summer camp in the pine wood

To my many wilderness fishing, hiking, and camping trips

Since a very young age, I’ve found Nature so awfully good


My dear grandmother taught me all about insects, flowers, and birds

My camp counselors showed me the many merits of turtles and frogs

My wilderness trips have brought an understanding of conserving nature

And my days on Earth would have been truly sad, without cats and dogs


But so very sadly to me, and to so many other nature lovers, today

The youth of our modern world are not learning these marvelous things

Their parents, teachers, and mentors have allowed them to remain indoors

Where they play their computer games, and know not, what Nature brings


If we hope to leave our children with a world, still filled with Nature’s beauty

We must all start helping them to understand, why we must not abuse our world

National Wildlife Week starts today, and it’s truly a wonderful opportunity for all

To show a child, the many wonders of Nature, and help a whole new world unfurl



What Will You Be Doing,

With Your Kids & Grandkids

This National Wildlife Week?


For Some Wonderful Ideas,

At The Linked Website Below,

Please Take a Quick Peek.



We’re Taking Mean Tall Woman and Our Dogs,

Down To the Marvelous Old Frog Pond Tonight;

Sitting Around in the Moonlight, Listening to Nature,

Still Brings This Old Nature Lover, Such Sheer Delight



©2008, Mr. Pee Wee Ed & Froggy



“The more clearly we can focus our attention

On the many wonders of Nature,

The less taste we shall have,

For its destruction.”


Rachel Carson


National Wildlife Week

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Another great sharing.. We are fortunate to live in the country , so some of our grandkids do get to enjoy seeing squirrels , birds fish , and "gators"(ugh)..............M
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
You've been blessed and now you share that blessing with us!
Reviewed by jude forese
enjoyed your poem ... as always, adorned with substance ...
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Our children are sitting more and more in front of our computers, televisions and sadly missing out on what we grew up loving...the beauty around us...nature, our earth and all its wonders. Love Holly
Went to visit an Indian village in the middle of B.C., took a lot of pictures some time ago, a teenager inquisitively asked me, if I thought it might not be here no more in the future, how right he was then.
Bless you Ed! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You always share so much of yourself ,because so much of you is wed to nature and all of Creator's creation! A beautiful piece,to give us ideas of how to spend some hours with family for wildlife week!I hope many will do it and learn more of how important it is to share this planet with animals,fish,and fowl...Happy wildlife week!;-)

tiger lily
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Words of value that many need to take heed. We are planning a trip to the Piney Woods of Texas next weekend if the weather hold up, all pets included. However, "National Wildlife Week" is something, as you already know, is all 365 days of the year....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Barbara Smith
Ed, your words speak so much truth...I guess the reason I love nature so much is because I was raised to love nature & taught about it. I adore this photo so much! I've never seen such a large frog. I love it at night sitting by a pond and hearing the various insects, frogs, etc. make their music at night and there's nothing greater than to see the love a Mother animal has for her young. A person has never lived unless they know the blessings nature brings into our hearts. I enjoy everything nature has to offer and it gives me such a rush to be among its beauty. A wonderful writing! There's nothing like going night crawler hunting and watching the life that lives under ground coming to the surface as we spot them in the grass.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Ed, You are so right,,I have heard if you have not fished at a certain age (don't remember the age) the chances are Very Great you will never fish. I am sure this is true with most anything. Gosh,, are your frogs that big at your pond?????
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Life's moments in the great outdoors - nothing better than that, especially for the young ones! How sad when the "instruments" of today are as you describe - computer games - and not a fishing pole, good hiking boots, or a trip to the zoo or botanical gardens. Better still, planting and tending to a garden theirselves.
What'll I be doing? Playing with and loving my kitties; enjoying my wild birds and squirrels :o)
Love and appreciation, Noble Wildlife Man ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
I took my children to the wilderness to teach them to recognize the tracks of deer, coyote, birds, snakes...the lot.
At least i will left behind a generation that will respect those creatures, but for the rest...God help that creatures, because if He doesn't nobody today will.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wonderful write, Ed; bravo! Love the picture; adorable! (the boy, not the froggie. LOL)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D *ribbit!* LOL
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Well written, Ed, the advice, the compassion in your words - excellent. And what a pic! HolySmokes that's one big hopper!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett
It is almost as if nature were some inconvient baggage technology ahs to deal with. Humph...a guided walk through a garden, park or forest trumps all manner of websurfing, so I'm with you Ed. get those kids outside into fresh air and teach them about Earth's surroundings. - Sara
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Man, that frog is almost bigger than that kid...good advice you put forth...ed
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
good and important words here
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Very well said and somthing that all parents and grandparents should pay heed to...maybe it is time to barter, for every hour that they spend on computer, game boys or TV they will have to do equal billing outdoors with nature.

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
Your heartfelt memoir is an inspiring message for us all. I, too, remember those days when nature was our only entertainment and playground where we made friends with humans and animals alike, enjoying the loveliness of trees and wildlife in abudnance then.

If people would shut down computers and turn off televisions at least two days a week, it would make an entire difference in their lives.
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