Wild Birds Unlimited
Corn Crib Studio & Publishing
Frank & Christina Allen
Gita van Heerden
Diep Nguyen-van Houtte
Bob and Eula Prine
Anonymous (for presenter at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory)
Honorable Karen Abrams
Port of Leonardtown Winery
The Good Earth Natural Food Store, Leonardtown
Paula and William Keeton
Sara Gene Posnett
Dr. Amin & Strouth DDS
Rick & Kathryn Davis
Gordon & Judy Moe
Cynthia & William Peil
Dr. Jennifer Schmidt
When a hobby gets out of hand, it becomes a passion. When a passion gets out of hand, it’s time to open a store. Such was the case for Barb and Chip Whipkey when they realized the dream of a lifetime by opening a store that met all their requirements for feeding and watching birds. Their Wild Birds
Unlimited franchise in Lexington Park in St. Mary’s County is in its third year, thriving, and on the verge of even greater things. The Whipkeys eventually connected with the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust, whose mission to save Southern Maryland’s farmland, forests, and wildlife habitat meshed well with their view to the future. The intersection of PTLT’s nonprofit mission and the Whipkey’s enterprise led them to make a generous contribution of the land conservation organization. It’s a logical fit. Barb explains.
“We now feel it is time to expand beyond the four walls of the store and what our customers can do for the birds,” Barb says. “We are interested in finding ways to enhance habitats in a broader manner. We have begun to work with the schools to provide classroom discussion on the birds and hope to work with local parks to establish Bluebird trails.
“PTLT is a natural extension to these efforts,” she continues. “Since songbirds receive less than 10 percent of food from feeders, quality foraging areas are essential to the preservation and hopefully recovery for many of the birds we find so fascinating.”
Getting to this point didn’t occur overnight. But the Whipkey’s route clearly shows a strong commitment to community
ALL PROFIT GOES TO THE PATUXENT TIDEWATER LAND TRUST to help save land in our area.
Join Izzy, the Diamond Terrapin, to learn all about saving land and protecting wildlife in this interactive activity book! Wind your way through the turtle-shell maze, fill out the crossword and learn ways to protect nature and wildlife. Izzy will join friends, like Oscar the Terrapin, to guide you through the work of a Land Trust and help you find ways to help save natural space in your hometown! Illustrated beautifully with original paintings and filled with brain-teasing fun, Izzy the Terrapin is the entertaining way to learn about land preservation and the importance of our environment!
8.5 x 11"; Color cover, B&W interior pages
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Thank you to Becky Benton, organizer of the March 7 immensely successful French Stitch Bookbinding class. The proceeds from the event amounted to a $1442.80 check to benefit PTLT! Wow! Thank you!
Carol Morris and Margaret Mackie of Art Artcrossings led a great all day class. The extensive preparation for the class and instruction were superb. And a hearty thank you to Becky's husband, Fred (who is a superb cook), and provided a most delicious lunch. Good Samaritan Lutheran Church scheduled the class in the Fellowship Hall for patrons and instructors. Thank you to The Good Earth Natural Food Store, Leonardtown, for the tasty and healthy snacks.
It was a lot of work, but well worth it. A lot of beautiful new books were created and 16 more people have a new skill. Again thank you Becky, for your vision and hard work and Happy Birthday!