Please join me in supporting the Mass Audubon's annual Bird-a-thon fundraiser
From May 14-15, I will be participating in the Mass Audubon's annual Bird-a-thon fundraiser!
The organization was founded in 1896 by two Boston women who used their voices to stop the slaughter of birds for fashion. Now, in 2021, Mass Audubon remains an independent organization at the forefront of conservation.
Mass Audubon runs several wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts but the Moose Hill Farm sanctuary is just a short walk from my house. The property is about 1,971 acres of a conservation land and has over 20 miles of trails. Everyday I'm out on their trails looking and listening for birds and often surprised. For instance, for a few weeks last winter every day as I crested a hill and descended to a small vernal pond I would flush some waterfowl. Each day I would try to be a bit stealthier in my approach to the extent that it was taking me 10 to 15 minutes to descend this small hill. I never did identify the ducks (I think) but thoroughly enjoyed the effort.
This spring while walking in the meadow I had the pleasure of being caught between the songs of a northern cardinal and a song sparrow.
Recently I've found myself surrounded by this hauntedly beautiful song, I have caught of glimpse of the singer but have yet to identify them, I look forward to my next opportunity.
I am grateful to the people that have given so much to create these types of spaces and whose work supports their continued existence.
I am raising money for Bird-a-thon to support Mass Audubon's efforts to engage the residents of Massachusetts in the importance of protecting nature for the benefit of people and wildlife.
Please support me and Mass Audubon's important work by making a donation through this page.