Sunday, November 28, 2010

Songbirds in Peril. Getting Ready For Winter.

To all those who love birds, before you get too busy, please help the migrant songbirds:

American Bird Conservancy logo


All they need is your zipcode.


"A major source of bird conservation funding has expired, and without reauthorization, the well-being of our beautiful migrant songbirds could fall victim to federal spending cuts.
Senators need to hear from bird conservationists like you today that the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act must continue to be funded.


Will you give 2 minutes of your time to help?
NMBCA is the only federal U.S. grants program specifically dedicated to the conservation of our migrant birds that is available throughout the Americas. It has a proven track-record of succes, advancing conservation for many declining species, such as the Cerulean Warbler.


Please use our automated system to tell your Senators how important the NMBCA is, and encourage them to take up S.690, a bi-partisan bill introduced by Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) to reauthorize the Act before this session of Congress ends.


Thank you for your support in ensuring that the NMBCA reauthorization is passed."


Anne Law
Deputy Director of Conservation Advocacy

Photos: Baltimore Oriole by Ralph Wright; Black-throated Blue Warbler by Bill Hubick




It is supposed to go below freezing again on Tuesday night, so Ray put the vinyl back up inside the screen porch to protect the plants in there.  Vinyl stays clear, and is hardy, not like plastic, so we use the same pieces over and over, each year.

Also, if it is warm enough, the cats can be out there during the warm part of the day.


Then Ray sanded and primed the outside of the back door of the cargo trailer.


Jay screwed the fabric covers on the 100+ ft. long trough of aloe vera.

It was made right next to the hedge, as there is an underground watering system for the hedge there.


Then Jay went up on the three roofs and blew the pine needles off them.   

I was raking it into manageable piles, but it didn't all get done before it was time to quit for the day.

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