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
Thursday, April 21, 2016
I am honored
Last February I was told by Zach Hutchinson, the President of the Murie Audubon Society in Casper, that I had won an award given by them. Because I was unable to attend their banquet, Zach said he would bring it to me. That happened last Thursday. Today I received his photo of that event.
It is for their 2016 Conservation Award "In Appreciation Of Your Contribution To The Protection and Conservation of Wyoming's Wildlife". I hadn't even known I was nominated and am so honored to have won.
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.