I always get a wonderful feeling when I get the chance to talk with people that are just as passionate about conservation, birding and the great outdoors as I am. I cherish those memories of my first experiences with newly seen birds and those who shared them with me.
I had the opportunity to catch up with my friend Richard Crossley who first mentioned his initiative PledgeToFledge when I was co-hosting on BirdCalsRadio back in March 2012. He has since invited me to join in on this great idea.
PledgeToFledge, was launched by Co-founders & Directors, Richard Crossley; Dave Magpiong; Michelle Mohilef; Danielle Mohilof Rudner and Keith Barnes. Dave, Michelle and Danielle were recent guests on BirdCallsRadio and I had the chance to learn more and become even more excited by Pledge To Fledge.
The Pledge to Fledge℠ (P2F) Campaign challenges birders of every interest and skill level to make a real difference by sharing their passion for birds with others. P2F 2012 is set to take flight on August 24th – 26th. Birders, educators, and nature enthusiasts, across six continents, will mobilize in savannahs, wetlands, forests, backyards, and parks, are urged to accompany friends and non-birders and enable them to experience the thrill of searching for, observing, and identifying birds in nature. The P2F Campaign represents the first ever Global Birding Initiative™. To learn more click here: Pledge To Fledge
Children are the future. Parents and grandparents, friends and acquaintances can share the wonders of the world and help all of us understand the past and foster a brighter future for living things on the planet. I have taken the PledgeToFledge and plan to do my part to introduce birds and nature to at least one other person on the weekend of Aug 24th – 26th. How about joining in too, share your wisdom and introduce to others your love of the outdoors.
Excellent post, thanks Mardi.