In the late fall of 2012, the Ruth Melichar Bird Center received $45 from the ‘Hidden Springs Young Naturalists’. They wrote: “We admire the work you do without much support. We know you need money to buy food and the necessary supplies.” AIDA’s donation for the RMBC came at the request of the fall session of young naturalists.
This wonderful American White Pelican came to us in January 2012. Keeping him in fish and his release is another story in itself. Keep posted. Above: Cheryl Garrett, DVM, Idaho Humane Society getting ready to examine Mr. Pelican.
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the helican.
— Dixon Lanier Merritt