Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day

If you have not voted yet, please go and vote. I voted a week or two ago by absentee ballot since I am temporarily away from home. Today I am just waiting for the results. If you are still undecided, consider Nate's profiles of Obama, Biden, McCain, and Palin on conservation issues.

On a different note, the state of Florida is having school children vote on a new state bird today.

The mockingbird has been Florida’s feathered mascot since 1927, but it is neither unique nor representative of the Sunshine State, according to the Conservation Commission. The mockingbird also is the state bird of Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

After today’s votes are tallied, The Conservation Commission intends to present the outcome to the state Legislature next year. A final decision on naming a new state bird is up to legislators.
The candidates for a new state bird are: osprey, snowy egret, great egret, brown pelican and black skimmer.