Saturday, July 23, 2011
(Past) time to get this year's Duck Stamp!
Princess and I are headed off to Connecticut for our longest-ever hike on the Appalachian Trail, 66 miles in 6 days. To say we are beyond excited is an understatement! We'll also be starting a Connecticut bird list, since it's a state we've never birded before. Pretty unlikely we'll see a White-Fronted Goose like those above in the Appalachian forests and mountains of Western Connecticut.
July - and the entire summer - are passing too quickly. So we leave you for now with a reminder - nay, a plea! - to please go buy your annual Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (the "duck stamp") if you haven't already.
Regular visitors have heard us say this before - it only costs $15, most of the money goes to buy land to provide bird habitat at those National Wildlife Refuges you love, and it's a free pass to NWRs.
As Paul Baicich reminds us, there's an extra good reason to get the Duck Stamp this year: other conservation and environmental funds, including the Land and Water Conservation Fund, are at severe risk in the ongoing federal budget deliberations. That makes that little stamp up there all the more important.
Click here to find out how to easily purchase your stamp.
CONNECTICUT and the Appalachian Trail, here we come!
W a& L