Happy Easter 2015

Happy Easter to all our Family and Friends!

Mardi & Townsend Dickinson

Cottontail Rabbit, juvenile, residental backyard. @Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved. wwwkymrygroup.com

Cottontail Rabbit, juvenile, residental backyard. @Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved. wwwkymrygroup.com

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Bird Food For People™ ~ Kozy Corners Restaurant

Yes, You guess it this is another great place NW Ohio to stop in before the day begins or ends with birdwatching, photography or just plan need some good family cooked food.

Kozy Corners Family Restaurant. Oak Harbor, OH. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/ KymryGroup™ All Rights Reserved.

Kozy Corners Family Restaurant. Oak Harbor, OH. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/ KymryGroup™ All Rights Reserved.

To top it off  this place has become more famous since President Obama stopped in on July 5, 2012 for a hamburger, fries, iced tea and strawberry pie.


Kozy Corners Family Restaurant. Oak Harbor, OH. ©Mardi Welch Dickinson/ KymryGroup™ All Rights Reserved.

 Click on Directions AND additional Bird Food For People™ eateries


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Roland Clement Remembered


CLEMENT, ROLAND C. Roland C. Clement, 102, died in his Hamden, CT home on March 21, 2015. Loving father of Charles (wife, Rosa), Connie, Alison Lawrence (husband, John Lawrence); grandfather of Vanessa (partner, John Rooks), Lorena, Bronwyn; great grandfather of Nelson & Regina; brother of Gerard; uncle to nieces & nephews. Predeceased by beloved wife, Muriel (nee Crowly), parents Germain & Angelina (nee Desjardins) Clément, and five siblings.

Roland became hooked on birds as a boy upon seeing a warbler eye-to-eye. Best known as VP & ecologist at National Audubon Society, Roland was a champion to curtail use of DDT & pesticides & innovate endangered bird conservation.

Roland was a fellow at Yale, a catalyst in founding the Environmental Defense Fund & chaired numerous advisory committees & organizations, including Norwalk’s Planning & Zoning Commission, Connecticut Audubon & the first environmental advisory committee to the Army Corps of Engineers.

The family expresses deep appreciation to the staff of Larson Place & Vitas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an environmental or world changing charity of your choice 

*Nearby friends are invited to come to a Celebration of life for Roland C. Clement to be held  at Atria Larson Place, in the Quinnipiac Room, 1450 Whitney Av, Hamden, CT 06517  on Tuesday, March 24, at 4 p.m. http://www.atriaseniorliving.com/retirement-communities/atria-larson-place-hamden-ct/

Friends who are further afield, please send Connie Clement and family with reminiscences  by email to share at this event or afterwards. clementonwards@rogers.com

A Note below from Roland’s Daughter, Connie.

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that my loving father, Roland, passed away last evening March at the age of 102 in his Hamden home. Roland died comfortably with daughters Alison and myself and granddaughters Vanessa and Bronwyn with him this week. He benefited from 4 days of superb hospice care. Please share this news and the invitation with others you think would appreciate knowing. (Because our celebration /memorial is taking place so quickly, we hope you will help spread the news.)  Roland’s daughter, Connie Clement

Additional detailed information about the late Mr. Roland C. Clement and the exstordinary life and legacy he did to improve the natural world.

Here are several Newspapers of ROLAND C. CLEMENT Obituary.

New Haven Register: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?n=roland-c-clement&pid=174460131

The Hour Newspaper: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thehour/obituary.aspx?n=roland-clement&pid=174461292



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Oppose State Lands Giveaway – State Parks at Risk!


Audubon Connecticut

Contacts: Sandy Breslin sbreslin@audubon.org  203/804-0488, Patrick Comins pcomins@audubon.org 860/977-4469

Oppose State Lands Giveaway – State Parks at Risk!

State lawmakers have released the Annual Conveyance Bill (House Bill 6998) and – once again – they are proposing to transfer portions of our State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas to municipal and private uses.  The process will kick off with a public hearing before the Government Administration and Elections Committee (GAE) this Monday (3/16) starting at 1 PM.  


Since the Haddam Land Swap, Audubon Connecticut has been working with partners at the CT Land Conservation Council, CT Forest and Park Association, Rivers Alliance, Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy to strengthen protections for state conservation lands. We’ve made progress with successful passage of Public Acts 12-152 in 2012 and 14-169 last year, but this year with the state facing deep budget cuts, lawmakers are proposing some shocking giveaways of state conservation land including portions of Silver Sands State Park, Centennial Watershed Forest State Park, as well as two parcels for the benefit of private sand and gravel mining!


Sign the Petition opposing this Bill: https://works.audubon.org/petition/speak-out-against-give-away-state-lands-silver-sands-and-centennial-forest-parks-risk

Here is some additional information:

Alert sent by CT Forest and Park Association: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=cfd5efff-399b-4e87-8cbd-e1eb89201505&c=84a974c0-33fc-11e3-9f13-d4ae52754b78&ch=85afc130-33fc-11e3-a0a0-d4ae52754b78

Alert sent by Rivers Alliance with more detail on all sections of the bill: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/ u=820426c5ff0b6a2ae445c28ee&id=1487e96a93&e=fc52d1efae

Audubon will send an alert on Monday with a link that will allow you to email directly to your local lawmakers – they are the most important people who need to hear from you on this issue!

In the meantime, please submit a short statement to the GAE Committee on or before Monday (3/16) OPPOSING all transfers of state conservation land without appropriate review of their ecological value and an evaluation of alternatives, but especially the proposals for Silver Sands (Section 3), the Centennial Watershed Forest (Section 8), and mining in Killingly/Plainfield and Canterbury/Brooklyn (Sections 15, 16). The address is   GAEtestimony@cga.ct.gov

Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society with over 10,000 members in the state, works to protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, research, conservation, and legislative advocacy.

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Bird Food For People™ ~ Finz Seafood & Grill

A worthwhile stop with wonderful seafood anything after a long day!

76 Wharf Street
Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970
P: 978 744 8485 | F: 978 744 8487

Next town over from Marblehead & Mablehead Neck Peninsula

Map & Direction  http://hipfinz.com/directions-8.html

AND additional Bird Food For People™ eateries

Raw Bar, Grilled Fish Menu, Soup & Salads



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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Scarlet Tanager, spring, territorial male, River Road, Kent, CT. ©Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved.

Scarlet Tanager, spring, territorial male, River Road, Kent, CT. ©Townsend P. Dickinson. All Rights Reserved.

Merry ChristmasHappy New Year!

May 2015 bring you all good tidings, Joy and laughter throughout the year!

Mardi & Townsend Dickinson



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