From the Newington, Connecticut contingent, many thanks to Scott and Pat
and all the others involved in making the Big Morning happen. The weather,
the hospitality, the company, and the birding all made for a memorable
CT Mad Birder
On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Scott Sainsbury <
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> Hi All,
> Yesterday morning, over sixty of our fellow Vermont birders arrived at
> CrossHaven Farm to meet up with over 80 species of birds -- and share some
> great lies (oh, right, that's the fishermen, not the birders) and super BBQ!
> It was a really wonderful gathering with many people who have not made it
> to this event in past years. And many who are now two and three year
> veterans of the trails on the old farm.
> Thanks to the my fellow MadBirders for sponsoring the event and providing
> so much of the volunteer work and cooking that made it all come off so well
> once again. And to our walk leaders: Chip, Ali, Pat, Larry for making it
> such a great learning experience for so many of us.
> A special thank you to those who donated the incredible door prizes -- Ian
> Clark who brought two beautiful prints (Wood Duck and Snowy Owl), Maeve Kim
> who donated a copy of her recently published novel and Liz Lackey who
> offered up a huge comprehensive volume of Audubon's Birds of America.
> Congrats to the winners!
> Our sincere appreciation to everyone who donated to the "birders' social
> conscience" fund. This year, we once again raised over $1000 ($1100
> actually) to be divided between the North Branch Nature Center, and Vermont
> Center for EcoStudies.
> There were so many people that I am proud to call friends here yesterday,
> that I know I didn't gat a chance to greet you all and say thank your for
> coming and helping support the organizations that keep "wonder" alive in
> the world. Pat and I loved having you all with us on such a beautiful May
> On behalf of Pat, myself, and the MadBirders -- thanks again, we'll see
> you next year!
> Scott Sainsbury
> Beacon Associates
> 802-249-0525 (mobile)
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> P.O. 1660
> Waitsfield, VT. 05673
> Delivery Address
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> Moretown, VT. 05660