Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Midwinter and Mangroves

Muddled in the midwinter chill, it's hard not to imagine a warmer place where one might shed sleeves and soak up some sun. 

I suppose that was the thought pattern that led me to investigate the mangroves of Venezuela. They are beautiful and mysterious, harboring all manner of flying, crawling, slithering, swimming wonders.

A brown pelican perches in a mangrove tree on Margarita Island, Venezuela.
Photo by Wilfredor / Wikimedia

Sadly, like so many regions, Venezuela's mangroves are threatened by pollution. Learn more about this magical, tropical place and how you can help preserve it for, at very least, the midwinter dreams of generations to come:

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