Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy BirthDay

Today, April 22, is Earth Day. It's a special day where we show our appreciation for the natural world and are more aware of the things that we need to do to preserve it.On Earth Day 2007 I began the Ecobirder Blog. During the past six years there have been good times and bad times, there have been days where I could not wait to share pictures and posts and days where it took almost every thing that I had to write a post for the day. During all this time many of you have visited often and left comments and encouragements for which I would like to thank you. With out you this blog would not be here. It has become kind of a tradition to share pics from the calendars that I make each year on this special day. So keeping with tradion here are the pictures from the 2013 Ecobirder Calendar. 
Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO
Ferruginous pygmy owl
Ferruginous pygmy owl San Miguelito Ranch, Tx
Altamira oriole
 Altamira oriole at Bentsen State Park, Tx
Sandhill crane colt
Sandhill crane colt Necedah NWR, Wi
Western grebe
Western grebe Bosque del Apache, NM
Cabbage white butterfly
Cabbage white butterfly River Bend Nature Center, MN
Red-headed woodpeckers
Red-headed woodpeckers Necedah NWR, Wi.
Gold-fronted woodpecker
Gold-fronted woodpecker  Santa Ana NWR, Texas. Pied-billed grebe
 Pied-billed grebe Crex Meadows, Wi
Black Bear
Black Bear Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, MN
Gulf Fritillary
 Gulf Fritillary Santa Ana NWR, Texas.
Sandhill cranes
 Sandhill cranes Boque del Apache, MN
Northern Saw-whet owl
Northern Saw-whet owl Dodge Nature Center, MN

Thanks for a great year!


Sue H said...

Stunning photos! Reading your blog is one of my computer treats. Thank you.

Norma Ruttan said...

stunning images for your 2013 calendar!

amanda said...

Happy Earth Day!
My kids especially enjoyed these photos this afternoon.
Thank you for your efforts in sharing, and spreading the word for a better earth.