I have written a few stories and included some of my photography. I'll gladly share my pictures of these beautiful birds to help show everyone what we need to admire and protect!
I grew up in the West Park Cleveland area, and have never left. At a young age I was attracted to nature, a Metro Park hill was in my backyard. As a kid every free minute was spent playing in the woods.
My mother had a cowbell she would ring instead of screaming our names to come for dinner. In 1987 my friend Bob taught me how to use a camera.
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About four years ago Bob and I discovered birding. We had gone to the Ottawa Marshes to get lost in the beautiful scenery. That's where we accidentally discovered the joy of birding.
Birding became such a strong passion! I would venture to say if you're reading this, you feel the same way. Don't you feel like you must be in nature at least every week? Doesn't birding completely take your mind off life's problems and you end up in a peaceful place?
I'm so delightfully involved in our natural world. Ohio is truly a pot of gold in regard to its rich abundance of wildlife, parks, and gardens. We need to protect it.
About a year ago I sat in on a Audubon meeting at Rocky River Reservation. Very quickly I decided to join the group. Every meeting starts with the reunion of good people, my birding friends. The meetings are always educational and entertaining. I'm proud to be part of such an important organization.
If everyone does just one little thing once in awhile, we will have a tremendous effort put forth in helping wildlife. I have written a few stories and included some of my photography. I'll gladly share my pictures of these beautiful birds to help show everyone what we need to admire and protect!
~ Kathy Murphy
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ABOUT VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS with Michelle Brosius, Director-at-Large and Field Trip Co-Coordinator, WCAS.
Mapping Wonder™ with Stormy Sweitzer, October 24-November 21, 2020. LEARN MORE. REGISTRATION CLOSED
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The WCAS Fall Warbler Challenge extends through October 31, 2020 and offered along with it is a schedule of interactive programs and digital resources to help you stay sharp on bird identity, informed on Northeast Ohio birding hotspot locations, engaged with LIVE bird banding broadcast, bird photography and much more! The WCAS Fall Warbler Challenge is a fundraising event to support chapter conservation education programs for the public. Check the Fall Warbler Challenge 2020 Schedule
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“Emergent Mechanics of the Cup Nest and Its 'Mechanical Synthesis”, Dr. Hunter King, Physicist and Polymer Scientist, University of Akron. REGISTER
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