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Gear up for the Earth!

We have Earth Hour tomorrow ~ Earth Day coming in April. It’s time to get ready to participate in helping our planet! AFLS will probably be heading down to the City of Pacific or Auburn for some spring clean up projects and events that are being held. It was real easy to google earth day and find a ton of events everywhere! So with so much going on this time of year, sometimes, it’s easier to just join in an event that needs volunteers, rather than host an event and need your own volunteers. When groups come together on projects so much more gets done. It’s good to be a part of your local community. Get to know your neighbors and those across town. I love Earth Day, as it brings people together to help the planet. The positive energy is so strong, great things happen across the nation!

Never under estimate the power of one person’s idea. Everything has to start somewhere. So if you have things that you would like to see improved in your community, don’t be afraid to speak up and get the ball rolling. Earth Day is a great event to meet to kind of people you need to know for your own projects and ideas. We hope to encourage everyone to get involved, be a part of something big.

Here’s just one great idea that’s grown world wide!

Let it all start tomorrow night at 8:30 – for EARTH HOUR… shut the lights off, unplug all unused appliances, shut the TV and video games off AND turn off your cell phones, I pads and all the technical equipment in your house.

ONE HOUR is all we are asking for – 8:30 to 9:30….

Then if you want, come on back here and post what you did for EARTH HOUR. Play games – sit and talk – BBQ on the beach? Share your experience, we’d love to hear from you. ……..

Our computers will be down from 8:30 to 9:30 pm tomorrow evening, as we are participating in EARTH HOUR. So please allow for a delayed response on Sunday.

 

Birding Links

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Birding Center, ...

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Birding Center, Port Aransas, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

American Birding Association

http://www.aba.org/

E Bird

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

Rainier Audubon

http://www.rainieraudubon.org/

http://www.audubon.org/chapters/rainier-audubon-society

Great Backyard Bird Count

http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/

Feeder Watch

http://feederwatch.org/

Celebrate Urban Birds

http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/

Yard Map

http://content.yardmap.org/

Nest Watch

http://nestwatch.org/

 

Great Backyard Bird Count

AFLS will be heading out to the local park on

February 14th to 17th 2014…

Join people everywhere, and participate in your own neighborhood. The great backyard bird count is coming up. Visit the webpage to get a free poster of the 10 most common birds. Print your bird list for your zip code. and soooo much more!  Join E bird and record your numbers year round!

http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/

click the link ‘for kids’  to find coloring pages, puzzles and learning materials.

It’s very easy!

Watch and count birds in your yard, a nearby park, or maybe at your school. Report what you saw by entering your bird list online.

By doing this, we learn what kind of birds are being seen in the winter and whether there are more or fewer of them than before. Learn more about how to participate.

You’ll have more fun if you learn more about birds.