by Amy Boyd
I hope this letter finds everyone enjoying these summer waning months. Why does it always seem that summer goes so quickly! Soon the cheers of football will be upon us and our migrating birds will be making their journey north once again. Take some time to connect to nature and enjoy all that she has to give. It can soothe our soul if we will slow down and let the peace and beauty seep in.
I had the privilege of attending the National Audubon Convention in Park City Utah with fellow board member Angelika Nelson, and our regional national board member, Bill Heck. It was an action packed weekend with a lot of sessions. I spent most of my time in Board Development and Native Plant sessions. The plenary speakers were awe inspiring and I was especially moved by Dr. Drew Lanham, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University. You can see his presentation and others at Audubon.org. It is always wonderful to be with my fellow Audubon colleagues and the convention made me proud to be a part of such a dynamic and conscience organization.
There is a new citizen science program, Climate Watch, that Columbus Audubon will be participating in. During the November Conservation Spotlight at the monthly meeting, Angelika Nelson will be explaining the program and getting people signed up to participate. Don’t miss out being a part of this cutting edge scientific study being conducted by Audubon.
I hope you are saving the date for our upcoming monthly meetings. We have a lot of great speakers lined up and we welcome everyone to come for education and fellowship. The first speaker is Jim McCormac and he never ceases to inform and entertain. I hope to see you on September 26 at 7pm.