VICE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Greetings Skagit Audubon members and friends

As a member of the Skagit Audubon Board, I think of you often with hopes that you have stayed healthy and safe during this pandemic.  I look forward to the day we can share the joys of nature and birding in person.

The new reality of life during this pandemic has demanded that we change the way we do things. Physical distancing creates a void in our lives and we use technology to stay connected with family, friends, organizations and the rest of the world. The uncertainty of jobs and businesses, travel plans and family visits have required that we practice patience and be grateful for and focus on the positive things in our lives.  As the restrictions in activities are lifted we can again enjoy birding in public lands while continuing to follow the physical distancing guidelines with respect for each other. 

A deep debt of gratitude to all of the frontline workers who have worked tirelessly with risk to their health, and to the many that have made the transition to working from home to keep society functioning. The importance of every person and every occupation cannot be understated.  As we look forward to being able to enjoy the company of each other in Skagit Audubon activities, continue to be safe, look out for each other and take care of yourself.

“It is good to give thanks to the birds, for they are the ones who lift us from our troubled minds.” Chief Jake Swamp, Tekaronianeken

Jane Brandt, Vice President