Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wildlife in the Gulf

The now famous pictures by AP photographer Charlie Reidel are sure to pull at the heartstrings. We all keep asking ourselves, what can I do? If you have a few extra dollars, or some extra time, please take a moment to donate to or volunteer with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research HERE. BP is helping with the funding of these projects, but Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research could always use more resources.

I lived in Baton Rouge for two years, and my husband has close family who live in New Orleans. Brown pelicans and egrets became ordinary to the backdrop of our lives, and it is extremely jarring to see what these innocent creatures are struggling through now.

To see the photographs by Charlie Reidel, go to this article. The pictures are very sad and disturbing, so proceed at your own risk.

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