Lorie West, Assistant Editor, Birds & Blooms My folks taught me, by example, that anytime you saw a cardinal, oriole or sandhill crane, the first thing you did was call, “Come look!” I was a petulant kid hefting huge bouquets of lilacs, peonies and mock orange Mom had carefully wrapped in newspaper for my teachers. I’m privileged to be part of the Birds & Blooms family, where I can practice the best part about birding and gardening: sharing!

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