Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


ArtWalk and a Gull

Gull, 2012, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on canvas, 7"x5"
Artist Colony's Last Last Wendesday ArtWalk to night
5-8 pm.
Bittersweet, it's creating quite a buzz. 
Will you be there?
The gull makes me think of the birds.  I don't think gulls migrate, but Marco Island, Florida, is on the path of two migration flyways.  Flyways are paths that birds follow seasonally as they move from one location to another.    
If you are aware of nature around you, you'll see more birds in the sky as flocks pass through on their way to winter homes.  There will be more birds in our area because some of them will stay for the season.  
Because the birds must travel very long distances, they need places to rest along the way.  That's why we discourage people or kids from chasing birds on our beaches.  Marco Island's northern shore is one of very few such places on the southern Florida coast just right for the birds.  The birds need every bit of food and rest they can get here for a successful migration. 
You can learn more about our bird migration here
My little post jumped before it's time yesterday. Blank. I hate it when that happens. Sorry!  

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