Archive of ‘Our Mountains’ category

Pollinators in Our Gardens: Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and graceful of all pollinators. Through providing safe habitats we can also support the roles that butterflies play in pollination. Butterflies need flowers in full sun that are protected from wind, preferably away from roadways. About 75% of all flowering plants rely on animal pollinators and over 200,000 species […] Read more…

Electricity for Our Homes: Wind Power or Mountaintop Removal

Electricity for Our Homes: Wind Power or Mountaintop Removal | Sacred Habitats

In a world of rising energy prices, rising global temperatures, and rising sea levels, Americans are looking for clean and affordable energy. Yet under the influence of big energy companies, policy-makers are stubbornly clinging to the old, dirty fossil fuel technologies of the past. Along with global warming, mountaintop removal is an egregious example of […] Read more…

Water Table and Runoff

Several years ago in front of our place the county brought in some heavy equipment to clean the ditches that run alongside the road. They brought in backhoes, dump trucks and a grader. Being a man I just watched them – not thinking too much about it because I had to go to work shortly. […] Read more…

Outdoor Skills: What I Learned While Taking a Wilderness Survival Class

This past spring I had taken a class that I have been wanting to take for some time, ‘Wilderness Survival.’ I was very excited that it was nearby and the instructor had a great deal of experience. The class was with Richard Cleveland, founder of Earth School: Nature Awareness and Self-Reliance, in western North Carolina. I […] Read more…