Photo credit: Jenna Wayne
Three young birders celebrating Earth Day on one of many bird walks given by Northeast PA Audubon at the 2013 Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival. Barbara Leo, Joan Thirion, and Katharine Dodge led walks throughout the day. Thanks to Promised Land State Park for loaning us binoculars for these walks.
Photo credit: Kathy Dodge
The theme at the 2013 Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival was species diversity as this is the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act which has saved 29 species from becoming extinct, but still lists 1,439 species as endangered or threatened. Volunteers helped people don masks, headdresses, and painted faces depicting myriad species of animals, insects, and plants. Volunteers at our table helped people assemble headdresses of neo-tropical or migratory birds to wear along with a little note saying “Birds help make our earth healthy and beautiful.” Thanks to Marge Brion, Nancy Savage, and the Higgins family for helping with this!