Here’s an inspiring tale of a crazy/passionate/bizarre/creative/extreme effort to save an endangered species – the Northern Bald Ibis: teaching captive-hatched young ones of the species their ancestral migratory pathways by having them follow human foster parents flying in microlight aircraft! Crazy, right? Or reconciliation ecology at its most inspiring?
Of course, this reminds me of one of our favorite family feel-good movies of all time, the wonderful Fly Away Home. If you haven’t seen it yet – and why not??!! – here’s a trailer:
That film is among my top comfort movies, especially in the company of my daughters.
And, having brought that up, how can I not also share this song, from the loveliest flying sequence in the movie, towards the end when the geese follow their “mama” down to their winter home: