Life takes an odd course. Shortly after finishing my zoology degree, a genetic disorder robbed me of my ability to see fine detail. Within a decade, I was legally blind. One day, my sister from a different mister, Michelle, showed me the macro setting on my digital camera. My life changed. I could see fine details. People loved my photos and started asking if I was a professional photographer.
My photos serve a dual purpose. First, is to show people how I see the world. Second —and more importantly — is to “speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” as the Lorax said in Dr. Seuss’ classic.
Our planet faces the twin crises of climate chaos and mass extinction. Only a fleet of arks can reverse this apocalyptic trend. As the Once-ler said
“Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back.”
Help me grow Truffula forests.
About the fund
This endowment fund is part of a strategy to protect the remnants of Aspen Parkland in the Vegreville-Lavoy area. The fund focuses on the creeks, wetlands and the invertebrates that live in them.
A major goal is to turn my favorite photography spot into a butterfly sanctuary.
The fund is needed to provide a permanent revenue source for expenses such as insurance, taxes, transportation, tools and materials.
Bottles for Butterflies
-- Collect beverage cans and bottles your friends, your family, your neighbors, your enemies and your friend’s family's neighbor’s enemies.
-- Cash them in at your local bottle depot
-- Donate the funds via the webpage or by cheque (put VEGR Fund in memo) or credit card to Edmonton Community Foundation
International Land Snail Day ~ November 7th
Vegreville Creeks and Wetlands Fund