Personal Fundraising Page
Thank you all for taking the time to visit my page and support Mass Audubon's Nantucket Sanctuaries and the Maria Mitchell Association. For those that don't know on May 15-16, nature lovers from all over Massachusetts will connect with the great outdoors by participating in Mass Audubon's annual Bird-a-thon fundraiser. Due to COVID-19, this will be the organization's first Bird-at-home-a-thon, which will be carbon-free, safety-focused, and family-friendly!
Teams representing different Mass Audubon sanctuaries and the Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket's Science Center will come together to collectively identify as many species of birds in a 24-hour period and also complete other fun, nature-based activities from their home. Bird-a-thon serves as a reminder of the variety and abundance of wildlife that surrounds us and our responsibility to preserve their habitats.
I am honored to be the Executive Director of the Maria Mitchell Association and am fortunate that the association has a long and storied history monitioring, tracking and leading bird-a-thons on Nantucket for many years. In addition to all the work we do providing Barn Owl boxes through our barn owl program and banning Barn Owls to monitor their progress we also offer Owl Prowls and public and private bord walks lead by MMA's noted field ornitholgist, Ginger Andrews. In fact, Ginger has renewed my interest in the world of birding through her enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of our avian friends on Nantucket. In addition, the Maria Mitchell Association maintains an extensive collection of bird specimens representing the biological diversity of the island collected over the last 100 years (plus). Ginger maintains an open house Friday afternoons at the MMA Research Center and she thoroughly enjoys introducing visitors to select specimens from our extensive collections.
I am very excitied about this year's program and hope you will join me.
Please join me in supporting this important work by making a donation through my personal fundraising page today. If you cannot donate at this time, any show of support (sharing this page, words of support, etc.) make a difference!