International Migratory Bird Day

In addition to today being National Train Day, it is also International Migratory Bird Day.  And with Little Red Bear having so many migratory friends and nature playing such a large part in his stories, it would be remiss not to give all the little flyers a tip of the cap as well.

Migratory birds play a great role in keeping seasonal pests under control, help in plant propagation by spreading seeds and pollinating plants, contribute to recreational activities and inspire artists, writers and folk like me.  It is always a special time for me whenever we spot a flock of migrating geese or ducks cruising by overhead in V formation, signaling the changing of seasons.  And welcome the cheering songs of the Song Sparrows and others upon arrival in the early spring.

So hats off for the migratory birds.  Safe travels and welcome back!


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