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 San Miguelito Ranch, Tx
Altamira oriole at Bentsen State Park, Tx
Sandhill crane colt Necedah NWR, Wi
Western grebe Bosque del Apache, NM
Cabbage white butterfly River Bend Nature Center, MN
Red-headed woodpeckers Necedah NWR, Wi.
Pied-billed grebe Crex Meadows, Wi
Black Bear Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, MN
Gulf Fritillary Santa Ana NWR, Texas.
Sandhill cranes Boque del Apache, MN
Northern Saw-whet owl Dodge Nature Center, MN
Thanks for a great year!