Welcome to Two Birds, One Scone! 

Welcome! You have arrived at Two Birds, One Scone, an environmental conservation blog that tells the story of one woman's struggle to conserve in a world that encourages convenience and materialism. My aim is to rediscover and cultivate my connection to nature while hopefully inspiring a similar journey in you! 


This blog's title comes from a saying I love: "feeding two birds with one scone". It's a play off a more familiar phrase, of course, "killing two birds with one stone". Feeding two birds with one scone better fits my intended purpose of this blog, which is to do the most good with what I have. Resources for aiding the environment are scarce and so this blog will focus on small things we can do in our everyday lives that can make positive impacts on our environment. 







Above is a picture I took of one of my favorite places in nature: the coast of Oregon. I promise that the rainbow is real! Every time I visit this beautiful place, I feel a connection to both the ocean and Earth as a whole. Visiting this beautiful place reminds me to be grateful for all of the many benefits the earth gives us, including the opportunity to glimpse its beauty.  


Thank you again for visiting Two Birds, One Scone! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have! 




March 16, 2017

When I began this project, I pledged to eat only local produce.  Through this process, however, I have come to the realization that "local" means a lot of different things to a lot of different people and companies.

I mentioned in a previous post that it is incredibly d...

March 9, 2017

I repotted the herbs today! They were getting far too big for their small egg carton-sized homes so I replanted them with new soil in larger pots that I had on hand.  I was worried that they had used up all of the nutrients from the original soil.  The basil and the th...

February 24, 2017

Just a quick update today about my produce progress.  First, I realized while grocery shopping today that my produce consumption is not limited to the produce section.  I also occasionally buy fruits and vegetables in cans and jars. After some thought, I am not going t...

February 24, 2017

All technology has positives and negatives, from the typewriter to the self-driving car, and conservation-themed smartphone apps are no exception.  Of course, smartphone applications encompass the drawbacks of smartphone usage in general.  For example, Coyne (2014) voi...

February 24, 2017

I will be testing several nature and conservation-themed smartphone applications and reviewing them to give readers a better sense of the nature apps that are available. 

I have an iPhone and so I will be reviewing apps that are downloadable for free on the App Store....

February 22, 2017

App: Clean Swell

Rating:  15/15

Background: This citizen science smartphone app encourages users to clean up beaches in their area and track when and what they picked up (Clean Swell, 2016). The app not only keeps track of all of the user’s beach clean ups but it uploads...

February 21, 2017

App: Save the Earth

Rating:  7/15

Background: Save the Earth is a gaming app that asks the user to sort trash items into different bins, such as plastic, paper, metal, organic, glass, or hazard (Save the Earth, 2012).  The goal is to pick the correct bin for whichever it...

February 20, 2017

App: Merlin Bird ID

Rating: 15/15

Background: Merlin Bird ID is an app that acts as a bird identification tool (Cornell University, 2017). This smartphone application allows user to identify birds that they see, based on a few questions (Cornell University, 2017).  Users...

February 16, 2017

Besides buying local, seasonal produce, I have pledged to grow my own herbs instead and use those.  Not only will I know exactly where they came from but I will also avoid the waste that often accompanies buying herbs in a bunch.  I don't know about you but generally t...

February 2, 2017

I made my first foray into the world of local produce while looking for an onion.  On this particular grocery trip, the onion was the only produce item I needed, so it was a good way to start simple.  

I went straight for the onions that I would normally buy -...

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About the Blogger

Margaret is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest but was previously a sixth-generation Kansan. She loves sharks. Like, really loves sharks. 


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