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๐ŸŒžjust a couple of desert animal inspired necklaces that will be part of my upcoming Desert Love Collection...a Desert Cottontail & a Donkey.... both are amazing desert dwellers but here is some amazing information about Donkeys & one of their techniques for desert survival...โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

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โ€œA new study shows donkeys are also friends to other desert animals and plants, as they dig deep wells that can provide a vital source of water...especially at the height of summer.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

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Biologist Erick Lundgren had read about African elephants digging wells that were the only source of water for other animals during the dry season, and wanted to know if donkeys might play a similar role in America.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

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The idea was intriguing, "especially since donkeys and also horses are considered agents of biodiversity harm" as they are not native species in the region, he said.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

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Over the course of three summers, he and his team surveyed sites in the Sonoran Desert that stretches across Arizona and California.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

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They found that wells dug by the donkeys to depths of up to six feet (two meters) increased water availability for many native desert species, and decreased the distances between important water sources during dry periods.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

The wells were especially important during the hottest and driest parts of summer, when they provided the only available water source at some sites.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

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Lundgren and his colleagues said in their paper that the wells will be increasingly important as human activity and climate change reduces the number of perennial streams in these regions. โ€œโ€”From phys.org article โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

How donkeys digging wells help life thrive in the desert -by Issac Ahmed




๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒžHere I am with one of my rescued donkey friends that I have made over the years ...Iโ€™ve honestly never met a donkey that I didnโ€™t feel an instant bond too...they are so beautiful, inquisitive & kind!! So of course they are the animal inspiration for my Desert Love Collection & I will be giving a portion of the proceeds to this collection to Long Hopes Donkey Shelter www.longhopes.org to help with their rescue, rehabilitation & rehoming of donkeys... please check them out and donate if you can๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒต


๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒžDesert Love Collection release day Sunday, September 12,7 pm CDT






Hey all hope you are having a lovely summer & almost fall!


I just wanted to let you know a little bit about my upcoming jewelry collection that is releasing on September 12 7 pm CDT.


This new collection is a very limited series of one-of-a- kind designs centered on our changing climate and how it is affecting our world! Also how climate migrations of species specifically those living in areas of the world that are already experiencing water scarcity such as desert regions may adapt to or need to migrate from those areas becoming climate refugee's due to those changes becoming uninhabitable for human and animal life. โ€‹ Each piece is one-of- a-kind featuring Arizona turquoise, agates,ammonite fossils and Scolisite(white) gemstones set in recycled sterling silver and copper with cacti and fire accents with a black patina finish. โ€‹ 5% of the proceeds of this collection will be going to Climate Refugees.org in their efforts to aid those who have already been displaced by our climate crisis โ€‹ 5% of the proceeds of this collection will be going to Longhopes Donkey Shelter to help with their rescue,rehabilitation and rehoming of donkeys that is one of the desert landscape spirit animals!



For more updates be sure to follow my Instagram posts and stories too @crobinsondesign


Yay! Had a wonderful week off but am glad to be back in the studio!

๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠWhen you visit the ocean & experience all the beauty & vast space you canโ€™t imagine that humans can be so selfish to cruelly keep our magnificent whales, dolphins & other sea animals captive in swimming pools especially knowing that many live long lives well into their 80s or more ...it seems an especially long & cruel prison sentence for any being just because humans want to see them when we want to see them & on our schedule... surely we humans are not that cruel & selfish a species...oh but sadly we are & then some!! Letโ€™s make a change & let them go, set them free! As Iโ€™m sure we can all agree captivity is cruel & let the animals enjoy their life with their family in the ocean doing what they want & not what we want them to do & that way if we see them by chance while we are in the ocean the experience will be even more special & meaningful!๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆž๐Ÿฆญ#letthemgosetthemfree#captivityiscruel #captivitykills



๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’™This one-of-a-kind necklace is part of my Ocean Love Collection & a portion of the proceeds go to @emptythetanksworldwide and their animal liberation efforts & beach clean up projects

๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠIn honor of my recent visit to the beach all orders over $50 this week will get a FREE We are all Connected Save our Oceans Sea Turtle sticker in recycled paper ๐Ÿ’™#saveouroceans#weareallconnected#plasticfree


๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠLoved our time visiting the ocean last week & was happy to see these areas on the beach protecting the sea turtles eggs & nesting sites....& although there werenโ€™t as many set up as I felt there should be it was better than not seeing any at all! I mean this has been the sea turtles beach long before humans showed up ๐Ÿ’™



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