Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Getting Ready for YBC 2014

Dear Readers,


The Olive Plants are still alive and well and birding!

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition, MCTD, and have since been diagnosed with lupus as an overlap condition.

For this reason, I have had to put many projects, including my Birding 101 series, way, way back on the farthest back burner. :)

After a few months of immunosuppressive therapy, which has included giving myself weekly injections of a drug used in chemotherapy, I am starting to feel better than I have in a long time. I may get back to writing soon.

Today, I would like to ask you to support my sons and their birding teammates in a fundraising effort for the ABC. You can read all about it here. As an avid birder myself, it is exciting to see young people enthusiastic about enjoying the creation. (Yes, I am a bit biased where these guys are concerned.) ;-) These young men have worked very hard over the years to be able to identify the birds they encounter, and this year, they hope to reach a record goal of 120 identifications in 24 hours.

Here they are getting ready for the competition.
I hope they remember how to use their binocs
before this weekend!

These young men have been birding together
since they were 4-6 years old!
Click this link for instructions on sponsoring Team Birds of a Feather.

Thank you so much!