August 7, 2012
Dear Honey Run Friends,
I must admit that I have never truly appreciated birds much in my life. Living in the city I saw them mostly as a nuisance and windshield graffiti artist. During my three years of living at Honey Run I can honestly say I have grown a new appreciation for them. I have watched the birds frolic amongst the heavens. I have watched them build a nest, protect their eggs, feed the young hatchling, and push them out for their first flight. I certainly did not set out to become an admirer of these magnificent creatures but I have become one.
Birds are prominent in many areas of our culture. They are featured in religion, poetry, and music. The sights and sounds that birds gift to the earth provide us all with living art amongst our surroundings. Birds were used by Noah in the flood to give us hope that the waters have subsided. And one of life’s most calming segments of the bible, birds are used as an example from Jesus to show that God loves us and that he provides for all of his creation just as he provides for us. Birds are a central and important creature in our lives. The question is; do we take the time to watch and enjoy the birds?
The Inn at Honey Run is proud to be home and migratory inn to over 100 different species of birds. We provide a list of all known bird species spotted on the property in the Guest Services Directory, we provide you birding books for use while exploring our trails through our 50 acres of forest and wildflower grounds, and we also have binoculars available for your viewing enjoyment. In addition to trying to provide our guests with all the tools necessary to enjoy an afternoon of birding, we also are dedicating our time and money to bring back the natural state of the grounds, maintain blue bird houses, and we are proud members of:
The Ohio Blue Bird Society www.ohiobluebirdsociety.org
The Ohio Ornithological Society www.ohiobirds.org
American Birding Association www.aba.org
I have found these organizations to be helpful tools in my pursuit to grow my knowledge of birds. I hope you have a chance to visit The Inn at Honey Run soon and take advantage of a wonderful afternoon bird watching and relaxation.