Hi, we're the  Parks Foundation!

We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

A Bird's Eye View

For the better part of the last decade, the primary focus of my curiosity has been the lives and diversity of North American birds. This fascination has brought me to the corners of the continent and just beyond, but only for summer jobs or brief trips in the winter. Ever since I became really aware of the presence of birds, and wildlife more generally, their movements have defined the seasons. Until this year, the mid-Atlantic has been the stage on which all dramatic seasonal changes played out. My annual summer pilgrimages for field study had made me comfortable with the idea of travel. I considered myself experienced in leaving. It wasn’t until weeks after I arrived in Reno that I recogni

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