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.