I grew to love birds when I was young. Birding opened my eyes to the beautiful, colorful details of life littered amongst nature. I loved how birds made me feel connected to the Earth, and how as I learned to identify more species of birds I could make connections between them no matter where I was. It’s that feeling you get when you’re sitting watching the sunrise in Tanzania and hear a bird that sounds like something you’ve heard in California, only to realize you’re hearing a relative of a bird you know well. It’s being able to watch birds for hours and be entranced by what they’re doing. From only being able to identify “little brown things” in the bushes, to currently conducting research on Bobolink reproductive success for my masters thesis, birds have been a major part of my life for years. So today, on National Bird Day, I celebrate the beauty and wonder birds have continually brought to my life
Did you know that, Bob-o-link is a migratory bird threatened by monoculture farming. The farms of the Bob-o-link project are ideal places for birds to live in. Migrating from Noth to South America, the Bob-o-link finds a home in the trees planted in the coffee plantations. This is why Bob-o-link was the name chosen for the project's name. And this is also why you find a Bob-o-link bird printed on the jute bags.
The new crop has just arrived!
December 7, 2017.
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male Bobolink is an unusual looking bird. Its golden crown and its skunk-like black and white coloration is unique. This bird is at home here in Ontario where I live and it is only here in Ontario, that I have ever seen it, although it can be found all the way from the middle of the continent over to the Atlantic seashore.
Scripture for the day: Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight (Proverbs 26:2). #birds#ornithology#ontario#bobolink#nature#naturephotography
Наш уютный магазин - это не только книги! 📚
В преддверии Нового Года на наших полках появились сказочные домики ручной работы, которые создадут новогоднее настроение и украсят ваш дом 🎁
Отдельно стоит отметить, что @bobolink_work_shop использует переработку и тем самым сохраняется лес! 🌳 #книгиподарки#углобург#новыйгод#уют#bobolink#праздник#елочныеигрушки
LSP’s Ear to the Ground Podcast is marking its 200th episode! Since 2005, this podcast has been featuring the voices of farmers, organizers, researchers and others who are working to “keep the land and people together.” We’d like to thank all the people who have shared their ideas and stories on Ear to the Ground over the years. Our 200th episode, “Bovines, Biodiversity & Bobolinks,” features an example of how a farmer is working with ecologists to make his farm a working ecosystem. (Link to podcast in profile).