Happy Earth Day!!
Founded in 1969 and first celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now a worldwide holiday dedicated to our Mother Earth. It’s a day where globally, people come together to participate in things that limit pollution/CO2 emissions like riding a bike to work, recycling, using reusable bags or plant a tree! These are small things you can incorporate into your daily lives and not just on Earth Day, but it’s a great day to start learning about environmental issues and what you can do as an individual to help.
EARTHDAY.ORG provides excellent sources for education, history of the movement, and activities to embrace and help our planet. They are hosting a live stream of their celebration and efforts to fight climate change today at noon!
Something I have gotten into recently is bird watching. Now, that isn’t something that will magically save us or anything, but it’s a great way to appreciate nature in all its glory and embrace the planet we are so fortunate to live on. Bird watching is super peaceful and exciting when you see a new bird!
Here are some birds native to West Virginia I’ve captured using a Canon PowerShot:
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker
Male American Robin
What beautiful birds can you spot this Earth Day??