It is always such a bittersweet time when the field season ends. This year marks ten years of avian conservation for this project. As befits such a birthday, we celebrated in the sunshine on Friday with cake and special gifts to the volunteers that work so hard on recovering Western Bluebirds. One of our volunteers, Joan Richardson, generously shared a lovely watercolour and ink piece that she created using a photo of one of our bluebird fledglings. We made prints to share. My sister, Shelley McLeod-Garner, created a felt/quilt pillow for us to gift. Genevieve Singleton, a volunteer that has dedicated so many hours since the very beginning of the project, shared stories of how this initiative took root. My heart is warmed by the dedication and passion of this group of volunteers. So many thanks to all of you!