I don’t know if I’ll ever have another Bird of the Day, but I came across the following from the National Wildlife Federation regarding the Western Meadowlark and felt it necessary to share:
[A]s large-scale agricultural land development destroys and degrades native grasslands, Western Meadowlark populations continue to decline. Right now, crucial conservation programs — including those that protect native grasslands on which Western Meadowlarks depend — are at risk of being cut in the re-authorization of the Federal Farm Bill ….
Tweet like a meadowlark. Congress can’t hear the song of the meadowlarks in DC, so we have to tweet for them! [Follow the link for a list of] Senators on the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. Simply find your Senator(s), and click “Tweet” to speak up for the Western Meadowlark.
If you’re not sold on the Meadowlark yet, check out some inspiration from the Dave Brubeck Quartet here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HUEiUOCLeI