We are, or appear to be at a defining time as to how the future of the earth will be. The records are clear that even the most familiar of the common birds, let alone the rarer ones, are dying off in numbers we ignore at our own peril. It isn’t just a matter of aesthetics. Birds help pollinate plants, including food plants. With dramatically less birds, we face uncertainty at best.
Extinction's Line by Michael Romani One by one, the birds disappear Unnoticeable almost and imperceptible, I fear After millions of years of song Habitat lost leaves nowhere to belong Silently disappearing one by one We can still do something before they're all gone While the chance of recovery narrows There are lovers of finches and even sparrows Who need to quietly, firmly speak with one voice While there is still a choice Of the unacceptability of what bird counts discover And allow our avian friends to recover It's as though these are canaries in a global coal mine The walk we're taking is down every species' line (c) September 21, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved