Saw the little head-tilt baby squirrel again this morning when I went to drop off the outgoing mail in the box...
If I see her again, I'll call her Hattie. :)
Back in the end of March, there was a little blurb in the newspaper, about Seattle Audubon changing their name!
∞ A New Name for an Inclusive Future Changing to Birds Connect Seattle
I think this is fabulous. John Audubon was not a good person, despite all the art he created.
Portland Audubon had already mentioned they were thinking about a name change at the beginning of March...
Though Portland's name change seemed a little dependant on the National Audubon Society changing their name.
And, unfortunately the National Society will not be changing their name.
∞ National Audubon Society Announces Decision to Retain Current Name Organization commits to new $25 million fund to expand Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging work, a decision that follows a thorough and inclusive process to examine the legacy of its namesake.
I have to admit, I'm disappointed.
I get there's been over a hundred years of branding associated with the word Audubon.
And it's costly to re-brand. This is the one thing that really makes sense to me... Spending a ton of money on new logos and stationery and website domains and and and! Obviously, your name is on everything and everything will have to be changed! When yeah, all that money should be for helping birds and the environment.
I get it. But I'm still disappointed.
And here's the local chapter, Lane Audubon, that I belong to...
Ha, turns out both names on our county chapter are bad...
It's gotten chilly again after the short hot spell. Today's high is 62°F where the normal is 65°.
I stop in at the Community Garden... and look at how the slugs are eating my poor stupid Snap Peas. Typical. But they haven't munched them all to death, so that's nice.
The Apple Tree outside the Garden is busy being beautiful.