Autumn’s colors popped after the first frosty night of October. What inspiring beauty there is in a process that is shutting down nature for winter. Remember always that the coming springtime will breathe, pump into, and pull new life from what looked lifeless.

(“Three billion fewer beaks to snap up insects (since 1970) … Three billion fewer pairs of wings for moving nutrients, pollen, and seeds... We haven’t just lost birds, but all the things that birds do.” — The Atlantic)

Bonnie Portzline, member of South Mountain Audubon Society, gives pro bono slideshows from her ongoing photography project, “Birds With A Gettysburg Address.”

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