But nostalgia is a useless emotion. Because we are coming back with our nearly all growed up kids to Hog Island Audubon Camp June 24-29, 2012! Bill and I will be leading "The Joy of Birding," a "class" with "high educational value." Mostly we will be putzing around looking for fabulous boreal birds with a bunch of other people who also enjoy putzing around looking for fabulous boreal birds. Talkin' birds and bird behavior and marine biology and turning over rocks and looking at bones and doing all the things we do when we're out in nature. Mostly looking at birds.
The Fish House, where Bill and I will give talks in the afternoons and evenings, joined by Sara Morris, Steve Kress, Scott Weidensaul, "Seabird Sue" Schubel, Peter Vickery, Rick Salmansohn, and Tom Johnson. For a complete rundown on instructors, see their profiles here.
There's something about hearing the sweet quavering whistle of a white-throated sparrow in summer that completely sends me. It takes me back to Newfoundland, I guess. That's a magic song anytime and anywhere but oh! with the sun beating down on the Usnea...it's divine.