Harry remembers the first bird that inspired his passion for birding: a brilliant yellow male American Goldfinch on a purple thistle. He was nine. In the 65 years since, he has become an accomplished birder and an amateur ornithologist. One of his favorite places for birding is Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
here in Dorchester County. Although the retired librarian lives in Philadelphia, he comes to Blackwater 15 or more times a year. He’s led bird walks at the refuge for 30 years and has organized 113 bird counts there. “I love the wildness of Dorchester and the marshes,” he says.
“I love the wildness of Dorchester.”