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The Insiders: Get a people’s eye view of some birds for Earth Day

We only get one planet. And to find out how tenuous a situation even that can be, just ask someone from Pluto. So we best take care of the one we’ve got. Tomorrow is a good day to be reminded of that as we all recognize Earth Day.

Concord is part of Earth, so it only makes sense that there’s a way to honor Mother Nature right here in your own backyard. Join The Nature Conservancy’s Doug Bechtel for the fifth annual Birding at Horseshoe Pond event, tomorrow morning beginning at 7:30.

Grab your trusty binoculars and see if you can catch a glimpse of rare species such as the Abercrombie Finch, the Spotted McChicken or the blonde-mustached Larry Bird.

Meet at the Grappone Center parking lot on Commercial Street. RSVP to Sydney Allen at 224-5853, ext. 10.

Looking for some things you can do in and around your house on Earth Day? You could plant a tree. We recommend placing a full-grown maple in your neighbor’s front yard. Or, you could water the one tiny little flower you have been able to keep alive outside your window through the delightful “spring” we’ve been having.

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Lastly, you can visit Red River Theatres for a showing of Samsara, a film depicting “the beauty of our planet,” tomorrow night at 7. Enjoy the special Earth Day tour of 25 countries on five continents with some corn plucked directly from the popping-and-buttering fields, and wash it down with a glass of hops selected from the beer pasture.

(Email the Insiders at
insiders@cmonitor.com)

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