Giving Back to a Place That Brings Inspiration to So Many

Mohonk Preserve is a Place Where We Take Refuge to See Birds and Nature

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The Mohonk Preserve and the stunning Shawangunk Ridge are the backdrops for many of our hiking adventures, so we’re thrilled to give back and donate three intoBirds’ Birch Dream Journals to support Mohonk Preserve’s Virtual 24th Annual Benefit on April 17, 2020.

This beautiful preserve is located in New Paltz, New York, off Exit 18 on the NYS Thruway, and throughout the pandemic, we find endless inspiration in nature hiking at Mohonk Preserve and keep going back throughout the seasons.

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The Eastern Screech owl’s camouflage coloring make it difficult to see and it’s often right in front of you

Nature Provides Refuge During the Pandemic

The preserve quickly became one of our favorite places to hike to see birds and nature, filling our Dream Journals with pages of inspiration.

The picturesque Mohonk Preserve is part of the Northern Shawangunk Ridge, and the mountain range runs between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.

The Gunks are a spectacular rock formation seen from many viewpoints in Ulster County, New York, where we hike and enjoy birdwatching.

Dream Journals Reflect Our Inspiration from Nature

There are so many unique places on the Mohonk Preserve where seeing nature inspires us. 

“If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature. And the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature.” – John Burroughs

These places include a collection of dead trees where Pileated Woodpeckers drum, the ridgeline where the Red-tailed Hawks soar, or the dense trees where the Red-shouldered Hawks call to us from high above, almost on cue.

This year’s auction items reflect the birds we enjoy seeing on this remarkable landscape that bring us such joy and inspiration: Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech Owl, and White-throated Sparrow.

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intoBirds’ Dream Journals: Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech Owl and White-throated Sparrow

The Red-tailed Hawk provides us with the wonderment of flight and the ability to soar.

Eastern Screech owls require the inquisitiveness to find this incredible camouflaged beauty.

Hearing the White-throated Sparrow’s beautiful song of clear, pure whistles is sheer delight.

Using Our Dream Journals to Protect and Share Nature

Bid on our Dream Journals to support the preserve’s mission to protect and share this remarkable landscape and inspire everyone to save the land for life.

As people who love birds, you can appreciate why it’s crucial to protect and support places like the Mohonk Preserve.

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The White-throated Sparrow is the Beautiful Whistler of the North

Our Natural Baltic Birch Plywood Covered Spiral Dream Journals are 8″ x 5.5.”

They have many uses, including:

-Starting a journal

-Chronicling your bird sightings

-Sketchbook for your bird art

-Recording your next big idea

-Practical shopping lists and honey-do lists

-Starting that novel

-Writing a poem or a song

-Keep a diary for preserving your precious memories.

Each time you look at your journal, you’ll be inspired!

Bidding on Our Dream Journals

Bidding is easy. Go to their auction link here and bid on our Birch Dream Journals Lot 302 by April 17. Bidding ends at 8pm EST.

If you want a Dream Journal and prefer another design, visit our online shop and choose from 21 other designs.

Mohonk Preserve is a fabulous place to enjoy spring migration. Learn more about the preserve and get directions here.

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