Celebrating Our First Anniversary - January 2009

An Electronic Blast

From Fort Laramie Historical Association

In this issue

Be a Part of History!

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Happy 1st Anniversary e-Bugler!

Happy 1st Anniversary e-Bugler!

Wow! I can't believe the e-Bugler has been "blasting" it's way through the internet for a year now! In one short year, the e-Bugler has gone from ZERO to 223 subscribers-- and growing!! I'd love to hear some feedback-- tell me which issue was your favorite, what you would like included, what you don't like, tell me a little about Click here to give us your feedbackwho's reading the e-Bugler, what your interests are, how far this electronic blast travels, if you forward it on to anyone, etc, etc. Help me make our 2nd year even better than the 1st!!

And don't forget, you don't have to be a Fort Laramie Historical Association member to receive the e-Bugler. I'd love to send it out to anyone who is interested! And just so you know, the e-Bugler is done right here at Fort Laramie, by me and I'm the only one who can access the email list. I respect your privacy and do not sell, lend, or release your subscription information to anyone, for any reason. If you know someone interested in receiving the e-Bugler, have them send me an email with "e-Bugler Subscription" in the subject line, and I'll get the current issue out to them!

12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Hosted by the National Audubon Society & Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Great Backyard Bird Count Feb 13-16, 2009

Get your binoculars, camera, and pencils ready! February 13-16, 2009, is The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)-- a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. This free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards, schoolyards, and local parks, and, at the same time, make an important contribution to conservation.

Anyone can take part, from novice bird watchers to experts, by counting birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the event and reporting their sighting online at www.birdcount.org. Online resources inlcude tips to help identify birds, a photo gallery, and special materials for educators.

2008 GBBC Winner - Pine Grosbeak bird picture taken by Frank Horvath, Ontario, CanadaDid I say there's a photo contest?? Check out all the great prizes you can win. This year you can also upload your bird videos to YouTube!

I'll be counting the birds out at Fort Laramie! I hope you'll join me-- either here or in your own backyard, schoolyard, workplace!

Available For Purchase

Since this is our anniversary issue, please accept a 10% off at FLHA Bookstore & Giftshop through Feb 28, 200910% off coupon, good on all regular priced items in our Bookstore/Gift Shop. Just say you would like to redeem your "Bugler" coupon when purchasing through Feb 28, 2009. Good for sales in-store & over the phone!

"Backyard Birds Playing Cards $5.95"

Front and back of Backyard Birds Playing CardsBackyard Birds Playing Cards Carton Front

This fascinating collection of 54 colorful birds, illustrated by artist John Denaro, show a range of different birds you might see in the backyards and gardens of Norlth America. These playing cards will add great fun and interest to all your favorite card games and are ideal for card players, collectors or just lovers of nature! Includes common and Latin names with an indication of size.

"National Audubon Society Field Guide To Birds - Western Region $19.95"

National audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds - Western Region

This leading and most complete all-photographic field guide to birds describes 544 species found in the western region of North America. It features 676 full-color, high quality nature photographs and a detailed range map for each species covered. The first bird guide to be organized visually, this book groups species photographs by color and shape to make identification simple and accurate in the field.