artificial waterbird nest…

Sari Grove http://sillybandz.com/blog/index.php/2010/09/20/silly-bandz-save-the-gulf-bandz/ here is the link to the creation of the Save the Gulf Bandz, I am going to bed, good night…

I am putting these on straw, loosely shaped into a giant 43 inch diameter donut, then held secure with sisal rope heavy duty thickness, to form an artficial Trumpeter swan nest you can put anywhere along a beach coast- the silly bandz will be attached to the nest to designate that this is a save the gulf & save all the gulfs intitative forming solidarity from Canada on the subject of saving our water & our waterbirds

Straw & hay are not the same thing…Waterbirds know the difference between food & large colourful silicon based items which are consistent in material with sand…The nests are called technically “artificial nests” not fake, & the beach is where Trumpeter swans nest…The artificial nests are designed of biodegradable material on purpose, as are real nests…The mess & litter on the beach is from human debris not waterbird nests…The Silly Bandz are identification bands which needed to be put on of necessity due to the fact that many humans in Canada are apparently not aware that it is federally illegal to destroy a nest or nesting habitat, which is why ornithological groups are stepping in internationally to repair already created willful destruction of waterbird nests…But thank you for asking…

p.s. straw is a magnesium component when it degrades, which when c=it comes into contact with moisture, cleanses our waterways of mercury, which is the result of incinerations of solid waste from sewage treatment plants entering our Lake Ontario…The straw actually cleans our drinking water by adding magnesium, so the nests are dual purpose, at least…

There is a rather large difference between trash, debris, or discarded items, & a very expensive item, carefully ordered, thought out by animal rescue people & delivered to a professional artist who has been working in the field…As an educated member of the Waterbird Society, with Joseph, I wonder about the credentials of my critic…Birds die or suffer because of human neglect, which is what you are doing by dissuading me from helping…Your negativity is what drives apathy…I’d like to see you get off your a-s & help instead of pointing out flaws… I have worked very long & hard on this project & I will not have it trashed casually on facebook because you are bored & transferring…Your link will get read in time…But I am aware of plastic child…You think I did not consider what I am doing? How stupid do you think I am? If you worked with waterbirds at all you would see that they are very smart, in fact smarter than you, because you cannot obviously see the difference between a toy & a piece of garbage…How unfortunate…Shall I walk away while you call my project trash? I don’t think so…

The difference between the plastic in your article & the plastic I am talking about is INTENT…The plastic I am using is Intended FOR the waterbirds, not a discard…It is not the material, but why it is used…cement can be a home or a weapon…plastic can be an umbrella or a choking hazard, depending on the ethic of the artist, the designer, the wildlife professionals…Waterbird id tags etc. are designed to protect them not to hurt them…You can’t just attack a material blithely, you have to learn the intent…mens rea…

Ok, I can attach the indicator as a signaller to the nests, then when I take a nest down to the nesting area, I can leave them on while I supervise, with assistance… When I leave the nesting area, I can clip off the signaller, & remove it…The bright colours of the Silly Bandz are very attractive to waterbirds…They can see the nest better with them on…At the same time I can observe any waterbirds that are experiencing any delayed effect colour blindness from the long cold winter we just had…Thanks for your support & help…You are right about the possible choking hazard, which I am aware of…But I have seen the waterbirds deliberately avoid a very very small sized metal washer (donut shaped mettalic bit) while eating sand…

metallic

Ok, if you don’t like the straw or the sisal (whic is from the straw keaves of the agave plant which also contain mercury killing magnesium), then I can put the straw/straw nest aside again for the moment(I have done this once before already so it is ok), & do the second design which I had help from a NASA artist…We went from Mars beaches, where the sand was shaped in star shapes naturally…To enable this on an earth beach, you bring calcium sand mixed with oyster shells, crushed coral, aragonite sand (oolites), & shape the higher quality calcium carbonate sands into a 43 inch diameter ellipse as a nest indicator…I’m guessing that bringing a higher quality sand aggregate to the beach of lake Ontario or elsewhere won’t draw the ire…

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Ok kitten…I’m going to develop the Aragonite, Calcium carbonate, crushed oyster shell, crushed coral, nests, with maybe a three walled natural rock opening unto the water to block predators but allow for water entry…When I build a prototype I will post a link…will PayPal you royalty monies later too for your consult…(intellectual property)!

http://www.marsartgallery.

com/s_sandsofmars.html Here’s the link of the Sands of Mars to see Jim Plaxco’s artist rendering from the Mars Rover…See the little closed shapes? Those make a nice natural sand nest…(probably Dolomite-which is what you find in epsom salts or our Scarborough bluffs- which naturally cleans poop)…

http://geoscape.nrcan.gc.ca/toronto/lakeshores_e.php The lime in cement is acidic, which, when combined with water as in rain, runs off down to our Lake Ontario, & in the process, dissolves our Dolomite Scarborough Bluffs, by separating the magnesium component from other structurally stronger components like silicon sand or glass components or any other fibrous structure that is holding the rather soft & rare dolomite together…(dolomite is like magnesium which is like epsom salts- though epsoms have a sulfate component which makes them softer- btw by the way, sulfates come from jewellers who haven’t switched froma sulphuric acid dip for their jewellery to something more environmentally friendy- ask your jeweller if they are still using a sulphuric dip pickle & if so, ask them to switch or boycott their company until they do…)

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Artist Statement: I like to push...Push the fold...Innovate...Figure out how to do something then figure out how to do it even better...I get bored once I accomplish something...I can’t seem to make multiples...Once it is done, it is done ; I am not going to make another one...This can hurt profitability...But I feel the paradigm of repetitive production is obsolete...I see a future where pure intellectual innovation will be rewarded without the need to commercialize it somehow...I wonder about the Star Trek idea of a new culture where money is not the driving force...I live that future already... Bio: Sari is an optimist by nature, someone who always sees the sunny side of things, even if there is no sunny side really...She grew up with two wonderful parents & a great brother...Later she married the very best guy in the world, another artist named Joseph Grove...She likes art because it is for her a happy place to be...A place where joy can reside...So she decided to make art herself because that was the nicest thing she thought she could do for people’s lives...I’d tell you more about angst or strife or misery or struggling, but really, that was not the case...But perhaps, because I am Sari ; I am writing this, my perception is warped by my extreme positivity...But, to tell you the truth, life has been good... p.s.You can read more about my credentials on my main website at http://www.grovecanada.ca ...But I have left a few things out, credential-wise... My feeling is:"By their fruits, ye shall know them" which is from the New Testament, Book of Mathew(7, 16-20)... So read my books ; see if the fruit tastes good to you...I feel those are better credentials than telling you something on a resume... p.p.s. I am a Christian...Whatever that word means to you...
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