Thursday, June 20, 2024

American Eagle Day and Seashell Day on the Summer Solstice

Happy American Eagle Day and National Seashell Day on the Summer Solstice! I begin with a video I found when I was researching The Brainscoop explains endangered species for Endangered Species Day on Flashback Friday and decided to save for today, TODAY explaining How the Endangered Species Act saved America’s most iconic bird.

It’s been 50 years since Congress passed the Endangered Species Act, a conservation effort that’s credited with saving some of America’s most treasured animals, including the iconic bald eagle. NBC’s Emilie Ikeda shares a closer look at its impact for TODAY.
As much of a doomer as I am, I'm glad to share a success.

Next, National Day Calendar has uploaded a new version of National Seashell Day.

June 20th is National Seashell Day!

Love the preview image!

I close with 12News in Arizona asking and answering When is the official start of summer? More on the summer solstice.

The summer solstice is on Thursday, June 20 this year, marking the official start of summer. This is the earliest one within nearly 300 years.
I knew about astronomical summer, which begins today, meterological summer, which began June 1st, and the unofficial beginning of summer on Memorial Day, which I call the beginning of American cultural summer, but I hadn't heard of solar summer before. That means I learned something new today and it's always a good day when I learn something new.

Stay tuned as I have three more holiday posts planned for World Giraffe Day, World Rainforest Day, and Souther on Detroit-Style Pizza Day. I have the rest of my blogging week already cut out for me!

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