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Friday, January 20, 2017

Can this Penguin Awareness Day inspire a holiday honoring female cardinals?

Today, January the 20th is Penguin Awareness Day, and in a little over four months on April 25th, it will be World Penguin Day! Holiday Insights (HI) writes "These are great opportunities to learn about and appreciate one of the few natives of Antarctica (and they suggest that) on these days, (one should) spend a little time learning about them (by referring to) a pictorial book or internet."

HI reminds its readers that re in honor of penguin awareness, one "can also watch a documentary of these cute and popular, grounded birds."

They also state that these penguin holidays "are also a time to wear black and white---penguin colors. However, wearing a tuxedo in their honor is optional." And HI proclaims that "World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on or around April 25th. Penguins do not fly. Rather, they walk, or waddle their way to and from."

Moreover, they explain that "penguins are found in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, the Falkland Islands, and the Galapagos Islands. Elsewhere, they are only found in zoos."

Cam, the feisty cardinal, who voiced her opinions in the book, Words In Our Beak, Volume One, is hoping that her literary accomplishment will drum up interest in the development of a holiday that honors female cardinals!

Did you know that her bird type is one whom ornithologists describe as "dull in appearance," which is hardly the case, as evidenced in the following images (all taken in my urban garden that's on a rooftop in NYC).

The images along with many more are included in both the iBook and ePub version of her book.

A couple images featuring Cam are included in my fauna-flora-insect-themed postcards and they can be seen below.

These postcards along with ones that feature house finches, and mourning doves, are in the gift shop at The Raptor Trust (a bird rehab facility in New Jersey).

They are also in the gift shop at More and More Antiques; an exquisite shop on the UWS in NYC. Both of these places also carry my postcards featuring flora and insects.

All of the postcards can be view within a prior post here on Blogger as well as in the storefront pages of my web-site,; which was designed by Chris Deatherage. I truly hope both of these endeavors raise awareness about the needs re members of the fauna community, and maybe even bring about a holiday in honor of them; a we have for penguins!


The non-hardcover version (or versions)  of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are sold. Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.


Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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