Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

In honor of the gorgeous calls we were privileged to hear last night from a couple of screech owls, I want to hold up the Cornell Lab or Ornithology for its beautiful mission: to interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. If you’re loving the baby robins yelling for worms, the fierce cardinal pairs screaming at your cat who’s just trying to get a little peace and quiet (mm hmm), the flickers sticking their long beaks into ant nests or any other bird wonder wherever you might be, do consider donating to or otherwise supporting the Cornell Lab or your local Audubon or other nature preserve.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for your love and care of birds, the incredible amount of information on your website, and for all those amazingly cool bird cameras!

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter, love, and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”) As recover from treatment for breast cancer, however, I’m just going to post whenever I can manage.




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