This Week’s Not So Nasty News

Item #1: Prince Edward Island – 15 Piping Plovers are big news
Charadrius melodus – – 2nd part = named for its melodic, plaintive whistle,
1st part = having the same idea as chat or chatter and also charade.

New Piping Plovers

More information from: All about birdsLocally we have Killdeer, a related bird.

Item #2: A dog story
This is a story about dogs, but first what’s a “pulse”?
A legume is a plant, or its fruit or seed. The dried seeds are called pulse. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, lupin bean, mesquite, carob, soybeans, and peanuts.

Such things can be fermented.
Here is the dog story: Beagles prefer fermented pluses in their chow

Item #3: An English Springer Spaniel story

Tia Vargas of Idaho Falls adopted Boomer into her family after rescuing and carrying the lost and injured dog down Table Rock Trail. Tia looks like she might weigh 120 pounds soaking wet. Okay, maybe 150 pounds. Boomer, described as a “pup” weighs 55 pounds.
We don’t know how high they were but there was snow.
We don’t learn how far she carried the mutt, but miles.
We don’t learn how much the vet bill was.
There is a Facebook page.
Story and photos at this link:
Tia, Boomer, Mountain

Item #4: CloudsI was headed home today and 4 miles south of home (we are between the trees and the hills on the right side of the canyon), I stopped to take a photo of these small lens-shaped clouds.
These are not as well formed as many of mountain peaks are. Mount Rainier is famous for them. These over flatter land are still interesting and form as air rises and sinks.
Lenticular Clouds

Item #5: A Birthday story
Nancy’s birth is Saturday, September 1st.

And that, for this week, is the not so nasty news.