Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Just an update on our fundraising event on June 8th in Moab, Utah.  We will have several educational booths, with topics from insects, bats, wildlife rehabilitation, beavers in our environment and wildlife photography.  There will be an owl hooting contest, a contest for kids dressing up as their favorite bird and face painting.  The local bird group will be there to help people look for and identify birds along the walkway and in the area.  They will also be pointing out other types of wildlife indigenous to the area.  Art work of the areas wildlife will be on display, created by the local Junior High School students.
This will all be taking place from 10 AM until 1 PM at the Scott Matheson Wetland area in Moab.
The evenings event will be at Eddie McStiffs in downtown Moab from 6 PM until 9 PM.  We are planning live music and a beer garden.  Inside, there will be a silent auction with many, many items with a little something for every taste and interest.  Hopefully, our wildlife photographer friend will also be there to share some more on his work.  
We're planning on a fantastic day in beautiful Moab, Utah with education and fun for all.  Please save that day and attend this first fundraiser for our organization.  The funds raised are used to care for the wildlife entrusted to us and their many needs.
Thank You

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Feathered brothers and sisters, you came to us broken and as you bled…….we saw you desperate, dehydrated, desiccated, diseased, distressed, emaciated, famished, frayed, frightened, helpless, hungry, ragged, ravenous, shaken, shocked, shot, sickly, stressed, stunned, tattered, thirsty, traumatized, torn, weary and wounded. Defiantly, you stood us off with your last breath as we tried to tend to you. We saw you come in as cute, naked, fuzzy, cuddly youth, as mischievous, defiant adolescents, as fierce, regal rulers of the sky and as cunning, maimed elders whose time on earth was almost done. You endeared yourselves to us, bit us, charmed us, footed us, delighted us, hissed at us, talked to us, mantled at us, and graced us with your presence.

Some of you mended and were able to go on your way, never looking back. Some of you were injured in ways that prevented you from going, so you stayed with us to teach us…….And we came to love you. Others were too far gone, and you went home - where you fly free from pain with the Great One. All of you have touched us, and we are changed because of you.

used with permission by Arlene Powers