Happy National Bird Day! Hope you're enjoying watching and listening to the birds outside your window.
Remembering the extinction of species by humankind; the last Passenger Pigeon died on this day in 1914 in a zoo. It is a psychological necessity to mourn in order to recover from grief. Just as funerals reinforce the awareness of loss, so the lovers of the land and life need to experience ritual and expressions of mourning. The need is vital as part of the grief work necessary to return to our task of protecting the Earth.
SPECIES REQUIEM DAY: A PROPOSAL
by Harold W. Wood, Jr.
(The above post and link to the article appear in Pantheist Vision Autumn 2020)
But there's more! Visit Fold the Flock -- the Passenger Pigeon Origami Project. Read more about these birds and the extinction story, then you can download the kit (for free), watch the instructions, and fold a bird in commemoration of the passenger pigeons, helping to re-create the flocks from over 100 years ago. Fold the Flock was created by The Lost Bird Project, helping people feel a deeper connection to our planet through art.
A beautiful article, a little different than what we normally post here, but hopefully will resonate with some. Nature, birds, all parts of our lives intertwined. Click below to read in its entirety, shared by the National Audubon Society.
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