FCAS is a community
by John Shenot
When I was a kid, nothing was more glorious than the start of summer vacation. And almost nothing was more dreaded than the end of summer. I was not one of those kids who looked forward to going back to school to see friends. Going back to school meant waking up early, sitting in one place for hours at a time, and—worst of all—wearing shoes.
How times change! Nowadays, I look forward to the end of summer and the start of fall. My dog sleeps in past 4:30 a.m., cool weather replaces searing heat, the crowds at Rocky Mountain National Park thin out, and songbirds start to migrate. And, after a three-month hiatus, FCAS returns from our "summer vacation" with new editions of The Ptarmigan, a stimulating lineup of monthly speakers, and fun field trips.
And that brings me around to this month’s main message. Although I support many non-profit organizations, none of the others provides similar benefits. They’re all worthy causes, but with FCAS, being a member feels like being a member of a community. It’s not just about supporting a good cause. The other members are my friends, and I personally benefit from the services FCAS provides: educational programs, conservation advocacy, and fun outings. I hope you feel the same way and will bring a friend to our next monthly meeting or field trip!
Find FCAS on Facebook for Field Trip Information
FCAS has a Facebook page where we post announcements about upcoming field trips, last minute changes to scheduled trips, and high-lights of most of our outings. Just click on the “Like" button in the plugin to Like our page! Our announcements should then appear on your wall. You can also click on "Fort Collins Audubon Society" to be taken directly to the Facebook page. Note: All field trips are also announced in the Ptarmigan and on our website.