BIRD FRIENDLY AWARDS

Given to those who have made outstanding contributions to building the  Grand Isle Sanctuary and the Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration.
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2004
Town of Grand Isle

2003
Beth and Sammy Maniscalco
Lisa Robichaux
Orleans Audubon Society

2002
Charlotte Seidenberg
Donna Dittmann
Grand Isle School

2001
Sureway Supermarket
Xavier Grilletta
Grand Isle Port Commission

2000
Exxon/Mobil

1999
Bobby Santini
Landry House
Thomas Bradberry

 

BIRD FRIENDLY SIGN

BIRD FRIENDLY SIGN

In olden days, when hobos were common to the American experience, they had a shared vocabulary of “hobo signs.” Chalked or scratched on pavements or fence posts in front of houses across the land, these simple pictures advised those who might follow.

The smiling cat, for instance, meant “Kind-Hearted Woman”- someone who could be counted on for a friendly word and perhaps a warm meal. In hobo language, it was a high compliment; today, it still is.

This painted bunting carved by Irvan Perez is a “Bird Watcher Friendly Sign.” Hang it outdoors and bird watchers who visit will know of your generous spirit.
   

 

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