Monday, June 15, 2009

For the Birds!


In spite of the continuous loss of wildlife habitat throughout the world, there is a glimmer of hope today on Mellow Yellow Monday of an effort to preserve nature. Across the river from the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon, there is a lovely green space along the Deschutes River. Among the marshes there is the constant presence of red-winged blackbirds, woodpeckers, and flickers that frolic among the cattails and pines. This old snag is a virtual hotel, restaurant and park bench for so many birds. The other day at dusk, I spied an owl near the top. I am not a member of the Audubon Society, but I do help in Tapir Conservation. I feel if everyone chose at least one cause to preserve wildlife and helped a little, it would be terrific. I am glad the City of Bend shows some level of consciousness, and I hope this post reminds people to take a few minutes to do their part.

10 comments:

Prospero said...

Hi Lee. Great message about conservation. I do my part by donating to the ICPS (International Carnivorous Plant Society). They are involved in trying to conserve wetlands for carnivorous plants.

Are you far from Florence, Oregon? There's a place called Darlingtonia Wayside where you can see Darlintonia californica plants in their natural setting.

I'd love to grow this plant in Bermuda but it's a real challenge to keep the roots cool.

Teena in Toronto said...

And I hope people obey it!

I played too :)

cieldequimper said...

Very nice post. We need trees and so do they.

Marie Reed said...

What a bright and brilliant shot! I want to hug that tree right now:)

Karen said...

That is one cool sign !!

I agree with you .. I think it is important to do our bit to preserve wildlife, even if it is just a little thing.

Small City Scenes said...

We must all do our part. My place is a designated wildlife area. I have a plaque somewhere I should put it out. I wish I was part of the wildlife---well sometimes I do. Is that a hotel or something in the picture too? MB

Tash said...

Really nice photo of the sign. And hope it serves it's purpose.
I'm so glad you liked seeing PV drive again.

Jacob said...

I agree with you 100%. We've tried to do our share by making our yard bird and squirrel and butterfly and snake friendly...

Love your comment on Ocala DP: "Notre Dame it is not!" Heh. Heh!

laurelgrace00 said...

Woodpecker's are great as long as they are not pecking on the side of your house while you are trying to sleep. They usually do this early in the morning.

Unknown Mami said...

Thank you for the reminder!