Sorry for the non-bird sighting report, but I thought you all would
be interested in this new holiday.
In April, the Senate passed a resolution making TODAY, May 11th,
Endangered Species Day. It is designed to increase awareness of
endangered species, work to protect them, and the threats they face.
Some great examples are the return of Peregrine Falcons and the
recent announcement of Vermont's first nesting Bald Eagles!
You can learn more about the holiday at these websites:
National Wildlife Federation: http://www.nwf.org/endangered/
Endangered Species Coalition:
These organizations also offer additional ways to get involved by
providing educational materials, petitions, pledges, and other ideas.
There is also a movie currently in theaters that encourages the
protection of species and their habitat. "Hoot" is based on Carl
Hiaasen's Newberry Honor-winning novel for young adults and features
three middle school students trying to stop the building of "another
Mother Paula's Pancake House" and to protect the burrowing owls that
live on the site. www.hootmovie.com
Happy Endangered Species Day,