Some weeks ago I shared with you the development of the linocut Legacy, an image of a MacGillivray's warbler. Other than calling it a commission, I was a little vague about the purpose of this image. But no longer! Yesterday (was it only yesterday?) its roll as the presentation piece for this year's Rich G. Levad Award was fulfilled.
Rich Levad who, after retiring from teaching, turned his lifelong love of birds into a second career with Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. The award goes each year to the person who, like Rich, has provided distinguished service to the ornithological community, made scholarly contributions to the field of ornithology and/or has enthused others about conserving birds and their habitats through sharing his or her personal knowledge and experience.
At the RMBO Annual Picnic on Saturday, Rich's wife Karen (on the right) and RMBO board member Carol Cochran presented the 2010 Richard G. Levad award to Hugh Kingery, a fixture in the Colorado birding community.