How fun was that! Over fifty people filled the big new conference room at the Bozeman Public Library for an hour-long talk on the 5000-year history of humans and homing pigeons. They touched birds I walked around and held, saw the different colors of feathers of the 20 birds I brought, held grains and wooden eggs and leg identification bands. They met white homing doves from the ceremonial team and our champions from our racing and breeding teams.
Afterward we took all the birds out to the front lawn on Main Street. Half of the birds I gave into the hands of children, and they hand released them as I released the rest of the flock from the baskets. Funfunfunfun!