Saturday found me at the second annual Midwest Native Plant Conference in Beavercreek Ohio. I displayed some of our education birds for the participants to ooh and ahh over.
I was so happy to run into Wil Hershberger...New River Bird and Nature Festival-goers know him well. He's the nice one. :)
My table was across the room from his, so I was sneakily shooting photos of him:
Hee hee, he doesn't see me....
Oops, now he sees me!
Oh, what a nice person. And I mean a genuinely nice person.
Before he left, I asked someone to take a photo of Wil, me and one of the birds. I shouldn't have chosen Storm.
Storm doesn't know what it means when I say, "Hey, goofy bird. Look at the camera!"
Other things I saw this weekend:
Question mark butterfly noodling in the mud
Electric blue dragonfly on a sauerkraut jar (that doubled as a minnow container)
The closest I've been to a green heron, without it pooping violently and flying away
And in the classic tradition of the yearly summer "Screech Owl Ugly Molt"....long time readers of this blog will remember Rufous, bless his little soul:
Well, Thirteen might just have him beat....