Fundraisers, conservationists, docents, citizen scientists, educators, passionate advocates—the more than 20,000 members of reserve-based friends groups are the heart and soul of our national system. They inspire us in so many ways, especially when we need a recharge. We will always remember the Wells Reserve’s June Ficker—”committed conservationist, a lover of birds and of all things wild, a master bird-bander and masterful birder, an excellent teacher, an enthusiastic life-long learner, and one the greatest friends one could ever have.”
Learn more about June and her life’s work. And mark you calendars for national migratory bird day on May 14—it’s a great day to visit a reserve.