Hope for the ducks

Reader thanks the Peninsula New Review for All Buffleheads Day coverage

 

On behalf of the Friends of Shoal Harbour I thank the Peninsula New Review for its generous and informative coverage (Wednesday, Oct. 17) of our All Buffleheads Day celebration on Sunday, Oct. 4 at Lillian Hoffar Park. We are particularly appreciative of the editorial that so eloquently conveys our core message.

We gratefully acknowledge the support and encouragement of our local MP Elizabeth May and MLA Murray Coell who attended the celebration and got wet like the rest of us.

True to form, the buffleheads’ return to our area has been confirmed by several recent sightings. This good news reaffirms the continued value of the Migratory bird Sanctuary as a supportive territory not only for the cheerfully engaging Buffleheads but also to a host of other species, resident and migratory.  Knowing that these beautiful creatures continue to live here, coexisting with us, is both comforting and hopeful.

People wishing to learn more about the Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the activities of Friends of Shoal Harbour can vist our website at www.shoalharbour-stewardship.org or our (coming soon) Facebook page at www.facebook.com/friendsofshoalharbour. Our e-mail address is bufflegabmail@shaw.ca.

Hugh Richards

North Saanich

 

 

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