This sign was posted in the new city park I visited. Clicking the blue link above, or the sign itself, will take you to the website where you can learn more about LWCF, what is being done in your state, etc. I discovered it supports over six million non-exportable jobs.
I’m thankful for the preservation of natural areas, historical sites, employment opportunities, and green space so all of us can enjoy the great outdoors.
Help! Can any Wild Bird Wednesday feathered-friend watchers identify this bird? It appears to be an Orchard Oriole, but having never seen one, I seek confirmation (or correction).
Sunday we visited a wildlife refuge on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This bird didn’t like me following it around with the camera, so I didn’t get very good shots. The black head covering, deep rusty-colored breast and rump, sharp beak and thin wing stripe led me to this conclusion.
This is the photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers. Here’s my 100-word story:
The Promised Land
Watching the cattle graze, Losingo’s mind raced with news of the impending move. The Masai were promised this land forever. Would his family be forced out? He’d heard stories of land taken, given to others. Inhabitants were moved to another promised land, one that could not sustain them. Their animals and children soon died. Would this be the demise of his loved ones? What choice did they have? They could stay here, surrender their animals, and sell beads and dance for tourists. Maybe they could earn enough to move to America. Surely its government wouldn’t force families onto reservations.