Dear Children -
The area in Louisiana along the Gulf Coast is full of birds and animals. In the last few days I've seen herons, egrets, spoonbills, pelicans, gulls, hawks, vultures, parakeets and cardinals. I've seen turtles, nutrias, snakes, rabbits, and possums. The first photo shows me at a rookery where across the water I could see thousands of birds roosting in the cypresses. Later when I was walking along the beach I found some dark grey mud that felt like clay, so I made a little bowl and filled it with shells. Do you love shells as much as I do? I can hardly walk along the beach without picking up all the beautiful shells I find, even the broken ones.
This part of the United States, all along the Gulf Coast, is where the worst hurricanes hit. Katrina, Rita, and Ike, are all hurricanes that destroyed many homes, schools, stores and restaurants, tore down fences, walls and bridges, and damaged many roads and highways. I imagine that many animals and birds also lost their homes and the places that they were used to hunting and finding their food. Global warming is making the hurricanes stronger and more frequent. So this is one more reason for us to do everything we can to stop global warming.
From Nana Greta