Friday, March 28, 2008

For the Birds


The little chestnut-sided warbler is one of the birds we enjoy who winters in Mexico and central America, and spends his summers as far north as the Boreal forests.
I sell shade grown coffee in Backyard Boutique - not so much because I particularly want to sell it (there are two coffee shops in the shopping center, and I prefer selling food for birds to food (?) for people), but just to raise awareness, and hopefully people will begin to request shade grown.
I got this from another blog today - I'm not much of a "joiner" or a "signer", but I have signed it and wanted to share it..
http://www.saveourborealbirds.org/petition/referral/index.php?lng=nca
If you haven't read "Silence of the Songbirds" by Bridget Stutchbury, it is very well-written and powerful in its explanation of the global nature of bird conservation. It's a good read - buy one, or request it at your library.

8 comments:

Bird Girl said...

An informative post, Birdlady. I love the new look of your blog and the banner bluebird greeting is absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!

Bird Girl said...

By the way.. I put a link to your Photo Greeting Card gallery at the bottom of my recent post...so people can see your lovely creations. Wish I'd have thought about it sooner!

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful little bird, What is shade grown coffee..?? Guess I will have to google it and see.. thanks for peaking my interest..

The Birdlady said...

bird girl - thank you, thank you!

stacey - by all means, research the shade grown -
thanks for visiting -

Greg C said...

Very interesting. I will check it out. Great photo.

The Birdlady said...

hi greg..thanks for visiting...the shade grown coffee should be right up your alley...i guess it wouldn't do very well in SC though...lol

Photolong said...

I was just goin through youre pictures from january ... the small bird pictures are lovely .. hope you get more

The Birdlady said...

Photolong, thanks for visiting my blog. Gee I hope I get some more too...I would be very sad if I couldn't make photos....and birds are my favorite subjects. (It would be my grandchildren, but my daughter is a childrens' photographer (http://www.rdavidphotography.com/), and her photos of them are much better than mine, so I stick mostly to the nature photos.