Sunday, September 10, 2006

Making a Difference: Potholes and Airedales

It's amazing how one person making an effort can make a difference.

I was reading the newspaper this morning and stumbled across this article that gave me hope. A North Dakota farmer who had plowed under acres and acres of wetland 25 years ago is restoring the wetlands and prairie potholes. Prairie potholes are places that have the water vital to bird and animal life in the prairie climate. This spring on one stop to a prairie pothole I was able to see Red winged black birds, muskrats, meadowlarks, mud hens, ducks, frogs, and turtles. These little mini environments are vital to the birds and wildlife. A special thank you to a farmer from North Dakota who is restoring wetlands for animals. One person making a difference.

All the AHA artists and all the AHA charities are filled with people who want to make a difference. It does give us all hope for humane treatment for all kinds of animals.

In the spirit of making a difference, here's an 8 X 10 painting of an Airedale escaping through a fence. The painting"Airedale and Fence" is listed on ebay as a charity auction for the National Airedale Rescue.

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