So excited! I ran into Laurie Foss on Saturday at Travis Audubon's Victor Emanuel Conservation Luncheon. Laurie has been one of the amazing field trip leaders in my life. I filled her in on the latest Birdability walk. She filled me in on the mobility-challenged bird walks available at the upcoming Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. WHAT??? Since when did birding festivals provide accessible walks? And, what's more, Laurie is leading them!
I asked to get involved, and she graciously took the lead in arranging for me to accompany her on the accessible walks! Yahoo! Not only do I get to go to one of the greatest birding festivals, I get to help lead people who, like me, have mobility challenges! What an amazing opportunity!
I will take careful notes and post each evening of the festival so interested parties can stay informed. For now, I have field guides open all over my bed and listening to vocalizations, trying to get all those fabulous Rio Grande Valley birds in my head! Stay tuned!