The collective noun for crows is murder! For owls it’s parliament, for eagles it's convocation; but what do you call a group of folks who gather to see, hear, and do all things about birds? We’re not sure, but there was a flock of them at the Harvey Hall greeting in April, and it was amazing!
With the proximity to the popular Mary’s Point Bird Sanctuary, the Harvey Hall’s event planning committee, Debbie James from Hopewell Cape and Jane Chrysostom from Alma, engaged artists, authors, presenters, speakers, exhibitors, sellers, organizations, cooks, and enthusiasts who came from all over New Brunswick to participate in the first BIRDS, Birds, birds Day! Lunch, door prizes, a captivating presentation by local naturalist Gordon Rattray in the morning, and another (with real, live hooting) in the afternoon by owl expert Denis Doucet, caught everyone’s attention and interest.
Cleveland Place and The Octopus’ Garden Café, both in Alma, provided lunch augmented by oven-fresh baked goods by Alison Elias and the Florentine Manor, topped off by Alma's Tipsy Tails’ Hummingbird Cake for dessert. It was a full, well-rounded day that has taken flight as feedback echoed “When are you doing this again?!” Next year – we’ll migrate back for another fantastic bird day with thanks to all those in the Fundy Albert community who so generously made this event both a terrific day of connection and helped with desperate funding needs for the Hall’s continued restoration efforts.