What better way is there to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend than to enjoy Mother Nature’s gifts? That’s exactly what a group of about 30 nature lovers did on our delightful bird walk at the Gardens at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne on May 11, the day before Mother’s Day.
It is from laughter that the Phoebes, a Miami-based all-woman’s birding group, hatched. It was at the end of a well-attended bird walk where six of us found ourselves flocked. I don’t think any of us had ever laughed so hard while birding before and we wanted that spirit to live on. The idea for the Phoebes emerged amid hugs between a group of women who’d mostly just met that morning but whose connections clearly ran deeper.