Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Semi-annual lazy links

It's May, it's hot already and bird season is a long, long way off. The right side of this equation is that while I may be thinking about birds and dogs and such, there aren't a lot of words in the pen right now, so excuse me while I stoop pretty low and point you to someone who is motivated.

Two someones, actually. The first is an article I read on Craig Koshyk's Pointing Dog Blog (found in the blogroll to the right).  The piece was written by a friend of his and is a well-presented case for preserving the remaining prairie, or what he refers to as "community pastures", for sharptail habitat by placing them in public trust. Funding for this would come from energy royalties. I know it sounds kind of dry but like I said it's well-written and is an interesting proposal that might have applications in other species and in other places. Bobwhites, prairie chickens....

Direct link here: http://pointingdogblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/lower-bag-limits-wont-save-our.html

The second someone is Daniel Wallace and he writes about a cemetery in Alabama for coon dogs. ONLY coon dogs. I can't begin to do it justice, so just follow the link: http://gardenandgun.com/article/alabamas-coon-dog-cemetery.

After reading the article and poking around, I found that the cemetery has its own website and Facebook page. If this ain't a slice of Americana I don't know what is.

We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming when this round of apathy passes.


  1. Memory doesn't serve me at the moment, but did you once write about the bird dog cemetery at Di-Lane Plantation in Burke County, Georgia? Here's an article with photos of it:

    1. That wasn't me, unless my memory isn't serving well either. This is the first time I've heard of the cemetery at Di-Lane although I have heard of the work being done down there by the GA DNR. Thanks for the link, Gil.

      I guess when you keep 50-60 at a time not all will die of old age. This is the first time I've heard of a dog being stung to death by wasps, though.