Sunday, July 20, 2008

We're In Birds and Blooms Magazine

We certified our habitat as a Monarch Waystation a few years back and have so enjoyed being a part of it and encouraging others to do the same.

© 2006 Donna L. Watkins - First Day Monarch With Chrysalis Beside
Chip Taylor, the director of the program, emailed me a couple months ago that Birds and Bloom wanted to promote the Monarch program and he was recommending me for them to interview and use some of my photos.

He gave me the person's name and email to get in touch if I was interested. Of course I was interested. Monarchs really need help!

I dug out a bunch of photos and answered all her questions. She said I'd receive a copy of the magazine but didn't tell me when it would be run.

Two days ago I got an email from a friend in GA who told me she got her August/September issue in the mail and was totally shocked to see our photos there. Actually I was totally shocked also since I never knew for sure if they were going to use anything or not. The girl was leaving for vacation a couple of days after the interview and I never heard from her again.

The article in Birds and Bloom has a photo of Randal and me but none of my Monarch photos, however it's also published on their website with two of my photos.

© 2006 Randal and Donna Watkins - Certified Monarch Waystation
So, as my Auntie says, now I'm famous. And my reply to her was, "only for today." Fame certainly doesn't last long, so there's no use in clinging to it. I'm just grateful that the Monarch Waystation Program will reach such a huge audience. Birds and Blooms magazine has 1.6 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.

Have any of you seen it? Do you think it promotes the program well? I'm sure looking forward to my copy in the mail. If we go to town before it arrives, I'll check it out at a newsstand. We don't subscribe to magazines for environmental reasons (boreal forest and birds), but it's nice to think about the good they do in getting the word around on ways to make a difference for Creation.

1 comment:

Jo said...

I will go take a look! I used to get that magazine years ago. Congratulations!

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