Mary C. Key
I must thank everyone in
our wonderful Bird Club for their part in my BIG 95th
Birthday Surprise. I wondered what Art Jones, our
Club President, was speaking about, and when he mentioned
my name, I wondered what all this had to do with me!
I just did not catch on. It was well-planned.
Chet Vincent struggled to hold the very large, beautifully
cake the Club presented to me. I blew out the candles;
I believe three, plus the "95" set. The
cake was used for our later refreshments, so everyone
this "Hummingbird Cake" made by Peggy Rudis.
Binnie Chase found many volunteers to help. Then
another surprise! I had been thinking of buying The
Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior because Carena
Pooth had copied parts about the Cedar Waxwing red drops
of wax-like material on the wing feathers. The
book is packed full of interesting facts we often wonder
about. Again, "Thank you". I'll
spend many hours reading and rereading its contents.
many call Bird Watching a hobby; but as many of us
know, it can easily lead to hours of reading, hiking
trails, or traveling the world over. And when
you can no longer get out as much as you want, you
so much from your window. Not only birds, but
Nature is changing and putting on free shows every
through the night. Listen at night to all the
various sounds made by birds, animals and even insects.
night is very comforting, or a cloud covered night
will bring out unsolved mysteries. Your birding
friends will be there to call and exchange sightings.
God bless each and every one of you.
by Carena Pooth
with Tom Gilbert, another Charter Member
Over Dutchess, May