As I have for the past multiple years, I arrived at Indian Cave State Park at 8:00 in the morning to begin my contribution to the annual Spring Festival.
And as has happened for more years than I care to remember, rain fell and temperatures dropped throughout the 5 and 1/2 hours of my stay.
But despite the chill, enthusiastic youngsters--including the park ranger's daughter pictured
above--and parents visited my station in the tent. I conducted a variation of my Feathers and Verses presentation, giving out photographs and coloring material while playing bird songs for those interested.
We all enjoyed a lot of fun in the wet chill.
And on Friday and Saturday, I went to my Arbor Day presentation at The Keeping Room in Nebraska City, a wonderful place to enjoy lunch and look at (or purchase!) some beautiful antiques and other offerings.
I send special thanks to Kelly Bequette for inviting me back.
This time around, my presentation included video and photographs from my night last year spent in a blind along the
Platte River where I viewed with Dan Holtz Sandhill Cranes at the Rowe Santuary; in addition, I showed a short video and photographs from my Greater Prairie Chicken adventure with Linda at the Big Blue Ranch.
Then for the first time, I shared a hundred or so photographs of Florida birds--oh, and Manatees.
I posted a collection of photographs from Indian Cave and the Keeping Room.
I enjoyed sharing and talking about the images and look forward to the next Arbor Day and hope for better weather.