Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Endangered Species Day

My sea turtle tattooToday, May 16, is Endangered Species Day, a resolution introduced by Maine Senator Susan Collins and California Senator Dianne Feinstein to help increase awareness about threats to endangered wildlife, fish and plants, and actions we can all take to help them.

In honor of this special day, I would like to point your attention to the plight of the endangered sea turtles, ancient air-breathing reptiles that date back more than 100 million years to the time of the Dinosaurs.

Throughout the world, and in particular, the Gulf of Mexico region, sea turtle populations have been severely destroyed by years of careless fishing and hunting practices, exploitation of eggs, rapid land development, pollution, and destruction of sea turtle nesting habitats.

This post's content was provided by the Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Marine Turtle in Southern Baja (ASUPMATOMA), a non-profit organization based in Cabo San Lucas dedicated to the protection of endangered sea turtles and environment of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The first person to guess where the tattoo of this sea turtle is on my body gets a big Friday Prize (consisting of nothing but a pat on the back). And, no, this isn't the tattoo I got during last year's Low Impact Week.

22 comments:

arduous said...

upper right shoulder blade

Robj98168 said...

your left buttock? No?
the right one then

Lola and Ava said...

lower back

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The Purloined Letter said...

outer left ankle?

DC said...

Your heart.

Greenpa said...

Oh, no! The turtle populations have been severely destroyed?? Alas. Here I'd been thinking they'd only been "slightly" destroyed....

:-)

eco 'burban mom said...

Outer right ankle?

Cave-Woman said...

We are celebrating Endangered Species Day by "getting the word out" to our students about everyday/special things we can do to protect species.
Truth be told, we do a bit of this in all of our classes---but it is nice to have a whole day to focus on the good that can be done, and the harm that can be avoided if we are conscious.

Also---I'm going to vote for your shoulder blade. (:

Chile said...

I'll guess your abdomen.

Jenna said...

I'm going to guess the lower right side of your back.

DC said...

I still say it’s the heart. There are a lot of other things tattooed there too. I know 'cause I peeked. All of you crunchy readers are there. The entire planet is there. I think I even saw a little sketch of Dick Cheney -- he’s sitting in the corner in time out next to Clinton’s cankles (don’t get so bent out of shape people -- I meant Bill’s -- I know that Hillary doesn’t have cankles, either physically or metaphorically, and that in any case, the subject is entirely irrelevant to her efforts to delay Obama’s nomination and should never be mentioned, even in jest, in forums as esteemed and sacred as blogs). So, thanks for having such a big heart, Crunchy, and for keeping it so full of compassion, humor, good-natured mischief and merriment.

Laurie said...

On your upper arm, right side.
I love your blog by the way!
Laurie

Frugal Nut said...

left ankle?

Jane_hates_Dick said...

Right hip?

Secret admirer said...

Left Hind cankle.... :-P

Homebody said...

left shoulder blade, toward the center of the back. :)

Anonymous said...

Upper naughty bits.

BerryBird said...

Left calf?

Crunchy Chicken said...

Well, the highly coveted Friday Prize goes to Chile and Anonymous as my turtle falls somewhere in between the abdomen and the "upper naughty bits". Right side.

Congratulations for your super sleuthing!

ruralaspirations said...

Well, I was going to guess upper left shoulder (back). It's a lovely tattoo!

Chile said...

Woohoo! All I did was close my eyes and picture you nekkid to see where the turtle was. NOT!

Naughty Annony said...

All I did was picture you nekkid- and... oddly, my attention just kept wandering back to a particular locality. I had to assume the universe was hinting; hence the wild guess... :-)

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