Day 3: Eight Minutes

A triple dose of joy hit me early yesterday morning.

JOY ONE: My sweet husband insisted I sit down right then to open the day’s remarkable Wordless News, adding you’re gonna need eight minutes and it’s so worth it. (I love it when he brings his enthusiasm and shares it with me.)

illustration by Maria Fabrizio
© Maria Fabrizio

JOY TWO: I clicked on the Wordless News link to find Maria Fabrizio‘s wonderful illustration of our South Carolina Purple Martins. You may remember two summers ago I joined the Carolina Wildlife Care Purple Martin Cruise and wrote about it here; year after year hundreds of thousands of these gorgeous creatures return to Bomb Island at Lake Murray to roost. It is quite something to behold.

Well, this year, something very mysterious happened. The Purple Martins didn’t come. After all these years, how do you explain the disappearance of a half million birds?

JOY THREE: NPR’s Adam Cole came to investigate. His story, told in video, is both fascinating and delightful.

GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF THESE EIGHT MINUTES. START BY CLICKING HERE.

Thank you, Cole. Thank you, Maria. And thank you, Tim!

 

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2 thoughts on “Day 3: Eight Minutes

  1. thank you Cathy, Tim, Maria, Adam & most of all the magic & wonder of purple martins…of all of the natural world! I shed a tear & my heart was full!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this. I too had been so sad about them not coming this year. Maybe they will be back next summer.

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