The Issue: Importance of Protecting Migratory Birds
As part of the C.E. Blevins Avian Learning Center’s mission to share the diversity and beauty of our natural environment, the center strives to raise awareness about migratory birds and their protection in the United States. With added signage along the center’s habitat trail, guests can enjoy self-guided learning tours, encouraging more people to visit the center.
The Campaign: Installing Signs Along a Habitat Trail
If 30 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then the C.E. Blevins Avian Learning Center can purchase and install 20 professional, easy-to-maintain informational trail signs, enabling self-guided tours on the 4-acre nature trail and increasing the number of visitors to the center. Each additional $10 raised will go toward the purchase of large information sign similar to those seen in national parks.
C.E. Blevins Avian Learning Center
"My Avian Jewels are my attempt to preserve nature's artistry and call attention to the inscrutable beauty and value of all bird eggs and their environment. The beautiful and ephemeral nature of a bird's reproductive process has inspired me to devote my energy to making these 'jewels' for the purpose of a more permanent collection, thereby supporting conservation and hopefully the preservation of the bird species." – C.E. Blevins
These words illustrate C.E. Blevins's passion for birds and nature itself, which led to the founding of the C.E. Blevins Avian Learning Center. The center is home to his collection of handmade bird-egg replicas and real migratory bird nests, and it helps educate the public on the importance of migratory birds to a healthy ecosystem. Trained nature interpreters lead tours that teach students and other guests about bird migration, the study of nests, and the relationship of birds and their habitats through hands-on activities. The center also includes a 4-acre nature trail with grassland, woodland, and wetland habitats.
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