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B2 Mercer Island Reporter * Wednesday, December 15, 2004 Continued from B1 Giving back year, smaller cavity nesters in- your heart that wants to enjoy cluding chickadees, wrens and or help the birds -- either in your nuthatches recycle the holes, back yard or on a larger scale Planting a tree becomes a gif -- you've been brushed by feath- that keeps on giving. Select a ers. native species that offers food I believe that as we become in the form of fruit or seeds as increasingly aware of and en- well as future nesting options, thralled by the wonder of birds, The great-great-"grand chicks" of we will instigate heightened the birds we see today will be awareness of the need to protect grateful for your foresight and birds and preserve habitats. We generosity, will set aside natural habitat for If you're looking for an ef- . birds and other animals; we will fective way to support birds in vote for clean water, clean air a broader scale, join the Audubon and renewable resources. We Society. Local chapters are in- will stop using pesticides and volved in projects to conserve look for a balance between our habitat for birds and educate needs for shelter, food and trans- about the natural world. The portation, with the needs of our Seattle Audubon or East Lake feathered friends. Washington Audubon chapters If there is someone on your offer monthly programs and field holiday gift list ready for the trips and could use your time, blessings of a closer connection talent or treasure, to nature, I'd suggest giving a Finally, spreading the word book on birdwatching. Giving a about the wonder of birds and birdwatching book may appear to encouraging others to learn about be simply a gift to a friend or their feathered neighbors, will family member. However, in the benefit the birds. Nature writer long run, it could be a gift that Aldo Leopold said, "We grieve benefits the birds as well. only for what we know." 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Bridesmaids in- late Frank and Becky Mutal and cluded sisters-in-law Elaine and the late Ezra and Lucy Benezra. Patti Mintz, Laurie Benezra, Best man was the grooms's broth- cousin Elysia Sloan and niece er Jeff Benezra. Groomsmen in- Tessa Mintz. The flower girl was cluded brothers-in-law Dan and niece, Halley Rose Mintz. Rob Mintz and his friends Shane The bride is the daughter of Farrell, Todd Johnson and Khea Eileen and David Mintz of Kuhn. Mercer Island and granddaugh- The groom is a mortgage bro- ter to the late Rosalie and Harry ker and co-owner with his broth- Du Bonne of Mercer Island and e r- i n - 1 a w D a n M i n t z o f the late Goldie and John Mintz of LoanXpand, a residential mort- Seattle. gage company in Issaquah, The bride has attended both Snoqualmie and Sun Valley. Highline Community College The couple honeymooned in and Skagit Valley Community Mexico and reside in Snoqualmie, College and currently works for Wash. 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