While International Bird Rescue's facility is not open to the public, they hosted an event at the nearby Cordelia Slough on World Migratory Bird Day. Trevor and I went together. Trevor has always loved birds (his Eagle Scout project benefitted the California Raptor Center) and he is strongly considering a career related to wildlife conservation. UC Davis, where he hopes to attend college, has an Avian Sciences minor (and a Master of Science) that really interests him.
We had a great time at the WMBD event and learned a lot. The best part was looking through a scope at some white dots in a distant tree. We were shocked to learn that they were nesting egrets! I did my best to take a photo through the telescope lens, which I used on this scrapbook page.
World Migratory Bird Day (affiliate link)
I put this layout together in a completely different way than I normally do. I started with the bird sticker and speech bubble and built the rest of the page under those. 99.9% of the time I start with photos, but in this case I stuck down the stickers first, then trimmed photos to fit beneath them. I added the title and the other sticker in the lower right, then made a journal card for the empty space. The last thing I did was add the sentiment, arrow, and date stickers. It felt weird, to be honest, but it was a good creative stretch for me.
I'm counting this for the 3-photo space on my BASH-O card. Here's what it looks like so far:
I'm not sure what my next layout will be, but there's a good chance it will feature stamps or punches.