Ironside Bird Rescue, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation for the rehabilitation of wild injured and orphaned birds.
49 Road 2DAW, Cody, WY 82414 307.527.7027 Photo by S. Huston
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Yes, there was a 90% chance of about one inch of snow last night, or possibly rain. Well, it was snow and it's still blowing around. There are drifts about a half a foot deep and it's stuck to everything. Not the latest snow on record, that would be in July one year way back when. I think I'll take advantage of this moisture and sprinkle some wildflower seeds on top of it over my small tree garden so they'll get a head start in germination. Of course a lot of my bushes and a couple trees are already putting out buds, don't know what will happen to them. I'll bet, tho, that the weeds will come up like gang busters when this melts.
Born in Downers Grove, IL, I moved to Cody in 1981 after living in Boulder, CO for many years. As I enjoyed the outdoors and spent many weeks up in Wyoming going on horsepacking trips with friends, I decided to move here. I started Ironside Bird Rescue in 1987 after finding an orphaned Starling baby that had fallen out of its nest near my house. One thing led to another and after all these years the facility now has many different sized mews and flight barns for the exercise of raptors so they will be strong enough for release. I live in a 130+ year old log cabin with a corgi mix dog, her mother, a purebread corgi, a couple cats and many birds in a free flight aviary attached to the house. I'm now retired from a "real job". Along with rehabbing birds, I spend a lot of hours volunteering at our local Buffalo Bill Historical Center in the graphics department.