Birding friends, Below is an e-mail from the mother of the Scout about whom I wrote that wanted to make a path along the south side of Mill Pond. I have sent her copies of e-mails I've received. Today I sent her the last of the many I've received over the last few weeks & this is her reply. Now you must step in & try to help him. At 81, with an 84 yr.old husband not in the best of health, I can't do more to lead this project but I'll try to be the go-between, if necessary. I have deliberately not revealed _ANY_ e-addresses so as to protect everyone.
I am proud of all of you who took time & effort to write to me, the mayor & village trustees. Kathy has said she & her son are open to suggestions///_OR_/ to abandoning the proposal all together. Dave Nutter has offered to help, busy as he is. I will try to talk to Kathy soon but perhaps not 'til after after Christmas. In the meantime, put on your thinking caps & if you are visiting Union Springs, look at the pond surroundings near the street & try to picture what might be a project the lad could do. He also will need to be looking at things in a different light with time to plan & present findings to the village board. Thanks to you all for your input. May you all have a very merry, birdy Christmas. Fritzie Blizzard (& no, I didn't order snow for Christmas!) ;>) Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:21:12 -0500 From: Kathleen Aguilar Hi Fritzie, I have been receiving your emails and reading all the notes written by your fellow bird enthusiasts. I appreciate their graciousness in acknowledging my son's good intentions. I totally understand their worries about a path around the pond and how it might negatively affect the bird life on the Mill Pond. I was hoping maybe we could meet the next time you have a meeting and we could talk. Several letters had suggestions of some projects that would support bird watching on the Mill pond (blinds, kiosk...) We are VERY open to suggestions to adjust our original proposal (or even abandon it altogether). It seems like maybe we could combine my son's enthusiasm to do a service project for his hometown with the birding community's knowledge to produce something that would enhance the bird life on the pond and the community as well. With the Village Board's blessing, maybe we could design something new that accomplished both goals. :) Kathy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --