Mit-i-gate verb: make less severe, serious or painful. Removing a dead bougainvillea is a slow deliberate process. It must be done carefully to prevent bloodshed. Vicious thorns found on every twig and branch attack with little provocation. My removal method is to work from the outside in, cutting small pieces of twigs that will fit … Continue reading On the Bougainvillea and Mitigation
Hurricane Katrina proved to be an epic lesson in preparedness. From the individual level all the way to the highest levels of the federal government, failures to plan and mitigate ended in disaster. We are still learning lessons from that terrible storm in August of 2005. A recent book, Five Days at Memorial by Sherri … Continue reading A Lesson for All of Us
Why does contingency and continuity planning seem to be a back burner issue? You may not live in an earthquake or storm threatened area, but disasters take many forms. Your plans should take into account all potential hazards natural and human caused. Natural disasters capture the headlines, but a break in colony health is a … Continue reading New Approaches to Vivarium Disaster Planning Help Preserve Valuable Research
Many areas of the country have already had a pretty good dose of winter. Blizzard conditions certainly spell winter to me down here on the third coast. For those of us in warmer climes the worst of winter is still to come. I know for my friends and relatives in the north, our excitement at … Continue reading Winter is still around..