Michele Kline, again, wowed her audience at our Second Annual "Baby Bird Shower" held at Chinsegut Nature Center. Michele is president of H.O.P.E. Wildlife Rehabilitation. She presented Skye Peregrine Falcon, Shelby Red-shouldered Hawk and Spencer Barred Owl to a very attentive audience who had come to learn of the characteristics and habitats of Michele's 3 ambassadors. Photo by Bob Moseley
Many items were donated for the White Elephant sale along with many excellent silent auction items were up for bid. A striking quilt and sham made and donated by Jan Doudna, 2 superb cutting boards made and donated by Jim Lewis, and several baskets loaded with many useful items were among those in the auction. Many of the audience brought bleach, towels, paper towels, soaps, etc. that Michele needs for the care of her charges. There were games for children, baked goods, a food vendor and several bird walks conducted by Linda Vandeveen .
The Red-headed Woodpecker and Summer Tanager by Rey Wells were two of the 22 species that I recorded just in and around the building. The list that I have can be seen at this eBird link. Thank all of the volunteers who made this fund raiser a smashing success. Looking forward to the 2018 3rd Annual Baby Bird Shower!!!!