I found this incredible employment opportunity and wanted to share it with all my readers. I want this job! What an amazing fantasy - why not make it a reality? I am going to apply.
We often hear of the worst jobs in the world. What do you envision as the best job? Please comment and let me know what you would like to do with the rest of your life?
The Best Job In The World
The Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef
is a newly created position. There are a few minor tasks that need to be taken
care of, but the most important duty is to report back to Tourism Queensland (and the world) and let us know what’s taking
place on the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
the water, you’ll find a World Heritage Listed natural wonder – the
Great Barrier Reef. And above, the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef
offer an abundance of wildlife to appreciate and activities to enjoy.
The Island Caretaker will be based on Hamilton Island – the largest
inhabited island in the region. It’s located just off the coast of
Queensland with a wide range of restaurants, activities, shops and
tours. The temperature is warm all year round and the combination of
blue skies, crystal water and pure sands forms the backdrop to an ideal
It's bitter cold today in Montana. The roads and walkways are thick with ice and the overcast gray of the day has me wishing for Spring.
I especially enjoy the return of the summer birds. It is a delight to awaken to the sound of their song. So I am thinking of adding some more bird houses and have been doing a bit of online research that I wanted to share with you, my readers. Let's think Spring and please leave your comments and suggestions for attracting more birds to our backyards. I look forward to hearing from you.
Nestbox Monitoring: Why and How
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
Cavity-nesting birds depend heavily upon man-made nestboxes
these days. The reasons are many, but among them is increased competition for natural cavities. The introduction of aggressive non-native species such as house sparrows and starlings as well as urban sprawl and development have reduced the number of available natural cavities.
Our growing interest in the use of nestboxes helps seasonal species like bluebirds, purple martins, wrens, and tree swallows tremendously. However, if we place a man-made nestbox, there are many reasons we need to monitor and maintain it, especially during nesting season.
Chinese With Ease Secrets and Symbols for a Chinese New Year Feast
Features) - Starting January 26, you've got a whole new reason - and a
whole new season - to celebrate. It's the start of the 15-day Chinese
New Year festival and the first day of lunar year 4707, the Year of the
New Year is all about spectacle, from the fireworks and dancing dragons
to the fabulous food. That's why it's a holiday anyone can enjoy ...
and a perfect time to host a party with a surefire theme and plenty of
The Tree of Life - Western Red Cedar (Thuya plicata) is a major species which flourishes in northwestern Montana and because of its exceptional durability has become known as arbour-vitae 'The Tree of Life'. Of Montana's total land area (93 million acres), 17 coniferous tree species cover about 22.5 million acres. Of these 17 species, the Western Red Cedar stands out as the largest, oldest and perhaps the best of the many trees that grace Montana.
During winter in the high country of the Bitterroot Mountains, many feet of heavy snow blanket the land in white silence. Snow accumulations often exceed 20 feet. In years of heavy snow seasons, the spring melt is impressive. Creeks and streams are rapidly moving torrents that often undermine the roots and sometimes topple the giant forest trees. Western Red Cedars grow on hillsides in moist areas beside streams so are most often affected by high water run off.
Montana is home to an amazing and fascinating natural phenomenon: Grasshopper Glacier. Near Cooke City, Montana, in the heart of the Beartooth Mountain Range, Grasshopper Glacier is named for the millions of grasshoppers entombed within the lower fringes of its ice.
Grasshopper Glacier was discovered in the early 1900’s by Dr. J.P. Kimball. Dr. Kimball was an engineer and mining geologist with the US Geological Survey. He and his crew were amazed at the mass and density of the grasshopper deposit. A photographer on the expedition, Anders Wilse, wrote that the magnitude of grasshoppers frozen in the ice “look like the skin of an elephant". Since its discovery, Grasshopper Glacier continues to intrigue and mystify scientists as well as visitors.