It’s safe to say not all birds fly south for the winter.
And not all people stay indoors during the snowy weather — just ask Bill Mees, avid birder, or bird-watcher, and chair of the natural areas committee for Columbia Audubon Society. Mees has grown up his entire life with an interest in birds and has been a part of CAS for over 10 years.
“Time flies when you’re having fun,” Mees said. “I really enjoy coming out here and working and trying to make a difference in improving the property.”
Mees says he saw an over 100% increase in visitors at the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary this past year.
“There’s been a lot more people out, and you can social distance from everybody else, and being outdoors, it’s a little bit more normal,” Mees said.