Humans are blessed with the ability to reflect on our own place in a greater world. We have an enhanced understanding of our planet and how we fit into the web of life – and how we may be causing harm to the life of birds and insects and all the amazing creatures with whom we share the earth.
We humans are also blessed with the ability to evolve our actions, to do less harm. The question is, will we?
Today, dozens of bird species are no longer a part of our landscape. Birds I recall in my youth are now rare sightings or even extinct in Pennsylvania. Today, the unique call of the Northern Bobwhite is missing from our state. I used to love to mimic their call. Many other species are threatened and endangered due to destruction of habitat, climate change, and loss of food sources like insects.
But – we have the ability to see this loss and destruction and alter our activities to help stem the damage. We have the ability to step in and make positive change – to protect and restore habitats vital to the survival of our remaining bird, animal, and plant species.
Birds are easy to love. They sing songs that lift our spirits and put joy in our step with their beauty. The Conservancy is saving forests, meadows, and wetlands for birds and all creatures seen and unseen. We are the ones working to restore a world and landscape humans have already heavily impacted, causing harm and loss of life.
The calls of songbirds create joy – saving the forests for them creates a sense of purpose. Please make your 2022 Annual Gift today on Earth Day, when we celebrate a commitment to all life that shares the planet with us.
Thank you for being a member of this community of humans joining together to save birds and the natural world they rely on. We are so grateful for your support and for your choice to act.
Header Photo: Mike McKinne of a Bluebird