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A Walk in the Woods November 21, 2021

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
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 I am a city gal. The country frightens me. A good friend of mine (thanks Bonnie) coined the phrase ‘Outside begins with OW.’ I am much more comfortable walking the concrete canyons of NYC than the forests or woods. However, on a recent trip to visit friends in New England we drove up to Vermont to visit the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS.) It is a non-profit environmental education organization based in Quiche, Vermont.  Its mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and, avian wildlife rehabilitation. It was a wonderful experience seeing their raptor collection, education center and beautiful, very accessible, forest canopy walk. Am I a convert to the country? No – but every now and then it is good for the soul to get outside of one’s comfort zone.

Releasing a Red-tailed Hawk – The Raptor Trust October 6, 2013

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Red-tailed releaseNot a dry eye in the house as we released a rehabilitated red-tailed hawk in the memory of our dear friend, Barbara Rosenthal. Barbara remembered both the Raptor Trust and the Binky Foundation in her will and it seemed appropriate that we gather together to salute Barbara with this breath-taking release.  A special shout out to Diane and Len Soucy of the Raptor Trust and to Mickey and Peter Bickford of the Binky Foundation. We know that all of her birding, opera, travel and zoo friends remember her well. Here’s to the good times.