Sometimes all it takes is the chirp of a little bird outside the window to remind us of how beautiful and poignant nature is. Now, with the help of The Center for Biological Diversity, those reminders can come every time you get a phone call. Their Rare Earthtones are endangered species ringtones for your cell phone, so instead of that ring or beep, or song that you have on your phone right now, you could have a Mexican gray wolf, or an elephant seal pup let you know that someone is on the line. Each free ringtone comes with a cell phone wallpaper and information about the endangered animal, so you can hear the call of the wild and learn a little something too. Last summer, some of our good friends were exploring and listening to nature in Alaska, and they sent over a wonderful story and set of photos to share some of their experiences in the wild with all of you. Thank you Sharon, Tom and Courtney for sharing! Here is their lovely tale of a day in Shallow End Cove:
Shallow End Cove, Alaska
The wind blew clouds across the morning sky.
On the opposite side of the cove sea mist drifted by the rocky cliff.
Along the shore a doe escorts her fawns to a breakfast of sweet grasses,
and in high branches the eagle dries his wing-
below him green branches and seaweeds entangle on the water’s surface.
The Grizzly Bear feeds on tender leaves.
In the afternoon a summer storm ends with rainbows.
The dolphin brings the evening, slowly…
the sun leaves behind its fiery light in the sky,
and night blanketed the forest….