0
   

Rain Forest #65 - Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

 
 
sumac
 
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:03 pm
We - the AKTBIRD57 team - are leading the world saving Rain Forest. On the cusp of this winter solstice we have almost saved FIFTY ACRES now and are saving more each day. This is the 65th thread we have started in our efforts to save trees and the Rain Forest environment. Come join us in our race to preserve the most valuable source of new medicines and some of the last environs of primitive people.
Just click: http://rainforest.care2.com/welcome?w=856730509

To register for the first time, create your own Distinct Log-in name and Password. Then each time you visit the site to click you simply Log-in and click on the Rainforest button. It's that simple. The site is FREE. Corporate sponsors show their logos when you click, and in return, they pay for the habitat saved.
If you have a question, we have plenty of answers. FREE.

We have started a new Google map called the "Frappr". It shows the locations of our members that choose to add their name. It's by choice and is a fun thing. You can see it by going here: http://www.frappr.com/wildclickers

After joining feel free to stop by this thread and visit for awhile. We have a great group of people clicking and if at any time you can't click we can arrange for a substitute to click for you.
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Discussion • Score: 0 • Views: 11,144 • Replies: 253
No top replies

 
sumac
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:20 pm
Sometimes, when we are in the mood, we try to start off a new discussion with the suggestion of a topic to get things rolling. Of course, we never stay on point and digress all over the place. Or, get bored with the subject matter and just chat. Whatever. It matters not.

The point is that we are all interested in anything and everything having to do with the ecology of rain forests in particular - and of nature in general.

At this time of the year, the tube is likely to be showing one of its annual presentations of that old classic chestnut "The Wizard of Oz": hence, lions and tigers and bears.

There are bears in the rain forest, and in the cloud forests of the Andes, and in the tropical forests of southeast Asia.

There are 8 main species of bears: Asiatic Black Bear, American Black Bear, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Spectacled Bear, Giant Panda, and Sun Bear.

Perhaps the Panda Bear comes most readily to mind when speaking of rain forests as we know that its' (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) habitat is in the lush, wet, foggy woodlands (montane temperate forest) of China, and that they subsist mainly on bamboo.

But the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus) resides in the cloud forests of the Andes range in South America. The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) hangs out in lowland tropical rain forests. The Asiatic Black Bear likes moist tropical forests of southeast Asia.

Of course, we have our own Brown Bear (the Ursus arctos), which has two subspecies: Ursus horribilis (the Grizzly), and Ursus middendorffi (Kodiak). One could argue that the Grizzly inhabits, in part, some rain forests in our northwest territory. Certainly the Kodiak on the islands off the Kodiak range is rain forest territory.

Let's start here and go exploring, and post some photos, please:

The Bear Den
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:26 pm
Thanks for the new thread, sumac Very Happy

~~~~~~~~~~~

aktbird57 - You and your 285 friends have supported 2,151,082.6 square feet!

Marine Wetlands habitat supported: 89,265.9 square feet.
You have supported: (0.0)
Your 285 friends have supported: (89,265.9)

American Prairie habitat supported: 44,873.0 square feet.
You have supported: (11,143.1)
Your 285 friends have supported: (33,729.9)

Rainforest habitat supported: 2,016,943.8 square feet.
You have supported: (167,349.2)
Your 285 friends have supported: (1,849,594.5)

~~~~~~~~~~

Aa and devriesj's clicks were part of tonight's mix.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Aktbird57 .. 1316 49.374 acres

~~~~~~~~~~~~

50 acres, here we come!
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:30 pm
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/srd/fw/bears/images/2bears.jpg
0 Replies
 
sumac
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:31 pm
Your welcome. I'm thinking we will hit 50 acres by Christmas Eve Day. Any takers?
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:33 pm
Quote:
How to tell the species of bear you are looking at:

Go over to him, and kick him in the behind. Run up a nearby tree. If he climbs the tree and eats you, he's a black bear. If he knocks the tree down and eats you, he's a grizzly.

-- October 1990 Backpacker Magazine
0 Replies
 
sumac
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:36 pm
And if he uses you as bait, he is a Polar Bear!
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:38 pm
polar bear photo gallery

http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/photo-gallery/


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


http://www.stamprussia.com/5817b.jpg
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:41 pm
http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~kantner/bears/polarbears/images/bear.jpg
0 Replies
 
sumac
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 07:45 pm
Great, ehBeth. Thanks muchly.
0 Replies
 
danon5
 
  1  
Reply Mon 19 Dec, 2005 09:40 pm
Thanks sumac, Great thread..........

Interesting stuff ehBeth.....

Sorry to disappoint ya, sumac..... It looks now like we will reach the magic FIFTY ACRE mark on or about the 9th of January, 2006. About 21 days from now.
0 Replies
 
Stradee
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 12:47 am
sumac, great new thread!

http://www.bear.org/images/GB_PhotoGallery1_07s.jpg

http://www.bear.org/images/GB_PhotoGallery1_02s.jpg

The Bear Facts
http://www.bear.org/Grizzly/Grizzly_Brown_Bear_Facts.html

Oil Co. CEO...

http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/jko/lowres/jkon131l.jpg
0 Replies
 
Merry Andrew
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 04:12 am
G'morning, all.

Great new romper room, sumac! Great visuals, ehBeth!

I have clicked.
0 Replies
 
sumac
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 05:55 am
Unfinished post-Katrina business: cleaning up toxic waste in the Louisiana bayous.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/20/science/20clea.html?th&emc=th

ANd did I goof? Is this the 66th thread in the series? Is it too late to edit it?
0 Replies
 
danon5
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 09:50 am
You may be able to change it but, ehBeth will have to tell you how. Maybe through one of the monitors in charge. It really doesn't matter - the clicks count the same.

all clicked......................
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 06:53 pm
oops, you're right, dear Sargasso Sea - this is number 66
I don't know any way to change the title
I will send a note asking to have this thread become one of the featured ones in this forum to the moderators.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

aktbird57 - You and your 285 friends have supported 2,153,283.5 square feet!

Marine Wetlands habitat supported: 89,570.3 square feet.
You have supported: (0.0)
Your 285 friends have supported: (89,570.3)

American Prairie habitat supported: 44,896.4 square feet.
You have supported: (11,143.1)
Your 285 friends have supported: (33,753.3)

Rainforest habitat supported: 2,018,816.8 square feet.
You have supported: (167,372.7)
Your 285 friends have supported: (1,851,444.2)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Aktbird57 .. 1318 49.426 acres
0 Replies
 
sumac
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 07:36 pm
Sorry about that, Ms. Red High Heeled Boots
0 Replies
 
Merry Andrew
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 08:31 pm
The mods can change the title . . . if they so deign to do. Maybe, in the spirit of the season? Hey, Jes? Krave? How 'bout it? Hook us up, huh?
0 Replies
 
sumac
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 09:18 pm
Dan,

I think your prediction of when we hit 50 is too long.

s
0 Replies
 
danon5
 
  1  
Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2005 09:20 pm
Yeah, they can do it, MA. After all, aren't they in control of this site??

It should be no big thing - only a couple of weeks ago we could actually go back to any past posting and edit it. Craven reprogrammed our powers to stop that. However, he can selectively go back and edit any posting and I'm sure he has given the Mods that power also.

If not. Not a large thing. Our clicks at Care2 still count equally well at our AKTeam site.

---------------edit-------------

See, I just came back to edit and if no one else posts before I hit SUBMIT then the change is ok -

sumac,
Our daily clicks as a team change each day almost - I have averaged the clicks per day for the past two weeks and my prediction is based on that. If it changes - the magic 50th day changes.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Rain Forest #65 - Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!
Copyright © 2024 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 07/19/2024 at 08:34:28