Do you have a bird friendly business in Toronto? Here's a big chance to really prove it. Host the Toronto Bird Photo Booth and showcase your avian neighbours.
If you have a good location in the GTA, and you have rare and colourful birds hanging around a feeder, or near your commercial address, then you can perhaps host the booth and immortalize yourself and your birds. The best bird photos win prizes and everyone gets more attention as the booth plays its part in history. The booth also captures human attention. See below how the booth is set up.
Am experienced birder with a big backyard and lots of birds could turn this whole thing around frankly...
So far in this competition, all contenders have been amateur birders who are satisfied with just getting the equipment working, and getting some pictures on disc and into their galleries. They would shoot and submit any species that showed up at their feeder. Paul Peic in the Bluffer's Park who runs Toronto SUP from his floatie got great shots of a Common Grackle, and a Red Wing Blackbird. Vigorate Digital loyalty programs interns however got almost nothing - they uploaded one lonely little sparrow and considered themselves lucky to get that. Their booth was on borrowed land, and near a construction site in Yorkville. But a profession or more passionate birder would have done it better in every respect. The true professional or even a passionate enthusiast birder could come along now, and really show everyone how its done - use the Wingscapes BirdPro trailcam to get woodpeckers in trees maybe? for example. Or they could position the bird photo booth flat on a grassy lawn the get Brown Thrashers? or something more exciting than the pigeons and sparrows and starlings we've seen so far.
This bird is a fully developed adult male Common Grackle in the prime of his life. He has a very healthy coat, a long, dark bill, pale yellowish eyes and a long tail. His feathers appear black with purple, green or blue iridescence on the head, and primarily bronze sheen in the body plumage. The adult female, beyond being smaller, is usually less iridescent; her tail in particular is shorter, and unlike the males, does not keel (display a longitudinal ridge) in flight and is brown with no purple or blue gloss
Patrons enrolled in this program get to play with cool motion control macro photography equipment; this high technology camera booth lets birds take selfies! Both actual cameras have motion detectors and are specially fitted with lenses and optical adjustments to take close-ups and hopefully capture emotion filled 'head shots' of all birds perched on the bowl.
Toronto Bird Photo Booth goes around town and asks the CEO and marketing executives to come out from behind their desks and put down their office phones, like John Conn at Standard telecom to take turns positioning a specially modified Bird Photo Booth on or near their business address. Then they're encouraged to submit the shots they collect into an exclusive photo contest, promoted in part by a new Birdwatching weekly column in Toronto is Awesome magazine, and covered in other nature blogs and birding journals - US Green Technology article about Toronto Bird Photo Booth project. Below David Shephard who runs a busy Ad Agency in the city by day, takes time out of building a Tiny House in Toronto to aim the cameras.
The birdwatchers, and readers and the birds themselves that are the big winners. Here's Dr. Archer Toronto dentist on Zoomers anticipating her upcoming week . This work is a positive application of technology that will help Toronto's residents as Canadians evolve to become a more 'ornithologically aware' .
With the help of the Toronto Bird Photo Booth the population of our biggest cities will celebrate birdwatching and everyone will become more aware of the many different species besides seagulls, sparrows and starlings alone and hungry on our city streets.
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Fuel Ghoul Explains: What is a Garden City?
A garden city is a sustainable urban landscape that has a net profit in terms of energy consumption and quality of life - its an 'ecocity'. A garden like environment designed with consideration of environmental impact, and inhabited by people dedicated to minimization of required inputs of energy, water and food, and waste output of heat, air pollution - CO2, methane, and water pollution. A man named Richard Register first coined the term "ecocity" in his 1987 book, Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, according to Fuel Ghoul.
Where was the first Garden City?
Perhaps the Hanging Gardens of Babylon was the first living 'garden city' as many accounts of this historic Wonder of the Ancient World depict humans living in harmony with agriculturally positive architecture, for the first time.Springtime DIY Homeowners Improving Property the old fashioned way... with some high tech help.
Western Civilization faster than the United States in North America. Most of humanity can see climate change as a crises. Our society is becoming more green and has been transforming for the last millennium. Its a basic human notion to want to improve your property. Look how Irish peasant farmers in the movie The Field worked to drag seaweed from the ocean and carry it up the coast up onto their holdings that it might break down in more nutrient filled soil and they might enjoy better yields and their cattle might enjoy better grass...
Dirt Teen is Tv show concept where a young family owns and operate miniature earth moving equipment, solving landscaping problems; the same characters on the same pieces of equipment have different arcs and encounter different plot points each episode.
The boss is the oldest brother character who is 17 yrs old who manages the family business and esp keeps an eye on the cracker jack kid - Jack is a fantastic soil grade and earth mover - he can do the work of ten men and specializes in r
There is a good article in Heads-Up Dad that lists reasons why you should plant a fruit tree with your young family. Fruit trees have added benefits and are part of the nature DIY cycle required to make Garden Cities.
Two or Three Ingredients in Elimay Supplements: Pain Care
The chemistry of Elimay Supplements Pain Care is detailed on Fuel Ghoul; the three principle ingredients of Elimay Supplement's Pain Care formulation are Tumeric and Boswellia serrata and Phenylalanine (DLPA).
Tumeric (Curcuma longa) amd Boswellia serrata are added in equal parts to Phenylalanine, which is a neutral amino acid, and one of the twenty common amino acids used to biochemically form proteins, coded for by DNA. Phenylalanine is found naturally in the breast milk of mammals. It is used in the manufacture of food and drink products and sold as a nutritional supplement for its reputed analgesic and antidepressant effects. It is a direct precursor to the neuromodulator phenylethylamine, a more commonly used dietary supplement.
Medical trials revealed both preventative and therapeutic benefits of Elimay Supplements.
BITS® Soft Gel Capsules are formulated in the form of a twist-off. Your dog can simply bite into the capsule like chewing gum, swallow it, or the soft gel capsule can be removed by twisting off at the snap point, and the contents can be squeezed onto your dog's meal
This is the label on the Elimay Supplements Pain Care bottle available online for $25
More info about arthritis in dogs on Urban Dog Spa blog in Distillery District.
PM me if interested,Free Ads Planet arthritis in dogs, lists the Pain Remedy for ninety dollars
Spray foam insulation is a good choice for all manner of residential and commercial buildings despite recent CBC Hatchet Job on Spray Foam Insulation Toronto which focused on the horror stories of two unhappy customers. Even though SPF costs more to install (the cheapest is about $3 a square foot or more), it allows homeowners to save money every month in the winter and buy a smaller furnace and use less heating oil or natural gas or hydro or whatever . The cost varies depending on whether its open cell or closed cell foam being installed and how big the space and how cold or hot the climate
This photo above is from Ancestry Guru on spray foam insulation in Toronto which does a good job telling the story of installers working on nice houses in the city.
WARNING - Applicator must be certified. You cannot do it yourself with good Walltite Eco spray foam insulation because the components can only be purchased from Walltite Eco dealers; they are manufactured by BASF chemical company. Fuel Ghoul blog details the chemistry of spray foam insulation in Toronto and sketches the process by which Graco H40 Component Proportioner heats and pumps the expansive liquids to the sprayer unit whereupon they will combine and expand at the nozzle tip of the gun. The two substances than combine to make rigid foam, isocyanate and Walltite Eco signature blended alkaline resins must be hot when they combine to create the best chemical effect,ie to make the best rigid foam insulation. You can read more in a Day in the Life of a spray foam dude for more information on securing professionally applied spray foam insulation in Toronto.
Kitewing is a hand-held, lightweight wing that can provide propulsion to a man or woman harnessing the wind while wearing skates, or roller blades. Sometimes users balance on a bicycle wheel cart called a dirtsurfer that is real handy at traversing sandy beaches of west coast baja scrub land
Two of my friends joined together and bought a Kitewing from Canada exclusinve dealer in Oshawa, and we're going to get another to race them. We're looking for a place to race my kitewing in the GTA and asking about for other local Kitewing owners on Toronto Forums.
Captain B.F.S. Baden-Powell working in England 1893 designed an array of six large hexagonal kites for use to lift soldiers into the air to observe the enemy. Captain Baden-Powell also did a series of tests using kites to carry messages from one ship to another.
Have you ever tried powered paragliding ? or stand up paddleboarding ?
These folks are using kite wings to snow glide on wide open frozen surfaces and below a skateboarder uses a medium sized kitewing on a city street
I used Son of a Beekeeper tumbler to showcase my own superhero called Kitewing who is fond of pavement (as that is where he finds the most bad guys) and then I launched a a Red Flag Deals thread to ask for kitewing superhero tools ! I wondered aloud where can get gadgets and propulsion systems for humans to become superheros and super villains
Eligible Magazine Extreme Sports at TIFF Party
Eligible Magazine, Kitewing at TIFF Bachelor Party, and the Hollywood celebrities ant the party were taken with extreme sports conversation which was picked up again by Deb Lewis blog Eligible Magazine Kitewing TIFF Bachelor at COVE and er in Toronto.