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Monday, December 6, 2010

Eagles Forest

Here is the Preface to my most recent story.  If you would like to read the entire book, please let me know and I'll send you a copy.
Birds are indicators of our planets overall environmental health and are easily impacted by change in habitat brought about by natural or human causes.  Protecting the places where they nest is critical for their survival.
This is a true story from this perspective: There are two eagles living in a very large old nest on a piece of land known as Simmons Hammock Greenway in Seffner FL.  This is one of the few bald eagle nests left in this county that are still in a tree.  Sadly, most are in cell towers that do not provide adequate support for the nests over time.
The local power company has purchased the land adjacent to this property for the purposes of putting in power lines.  There is an old growth forest, over 200 years old, with a Florida Cracker House on the property they have already purchased.  Many owls do live in and around this house.  The house and area would make a great educational center for children.
Two bald eagles frequently visit and often sit peacefully near a young man, with special needs, that lives close to their nest tree. 
These eagles were named Justice and Liberty by the children of the Mango/Seffner Library several years ago.
The most important part of the story is its moral: We must all do our part to save the few remaining wildlife habitats around our homes and cities.  How this story and others like it, ultimately end . . .  is up to you. 

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