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, June 15, 2014
Field of Honor
Today is the last day for 800 flags to fly in the 3rd annual Field of Honor here in Cody. Last year I got one in memory of my uncle Roy. This year I got four more after finding out I have other relatives who served in the military. In memory of uncle Tom (Coast Guard), cousin Mickey (Air Force), cousin Michael (Navy) and in honor of cousin Pete (Army). They will join the one flag already flying from my picket fence. I also got another flag for uncle Roy as the one from last year is a bit worn out. I'll include a photo of all of them when I get them installed at home. In the meantime, here's what our Field of Honor looks like.
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.