'Duck Enough to Fly': The Video
On This Date, April 16, at the CF

Earth Day, Stiles Thomas, and a Barred Owl

Barred Owl Jim Wright (2)
My column for The Record today is about Stiles Thomas and my most unforgettable birding moment, and why they matter on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which arrives next week.

You can download it here:

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I write of a conservation ethic says that to save the planet, we need to get serious about protecting it and nurturing it so that it will still thrive not just next week or next year but decades from now.

This philosophy applies on all levels, from our towns to our regions to our nations -- from the real James Bond's Caribbean and Thomas' United States to the Earth itself.

I am thankful for all the environmental groups that share and implement that philosophy.

In the column, I ask readers to share their most memorable birding moment. I hope you will, too.

Write to me at [email protected].