Dedicated to BOB FARRELL: A Devoted friend to BANWR, birds and the natural world

Bob Farrell first came out to the Refuge about 20 years ago to donate a microscope and that was the beginning of a dedication to BANWR and Friends of BANWR that included services such as photographer, vending machine maintenance, secretary and newsletter editor, bird counter and surveyor… He was a constant presence on the refuge and with the Friends doing whatever he could to help.  When Melissa Owens would tell Bob she spotted a new bird on her ranch he would go visit and they would hike her property to find the bird.  As Melissa said, “his enthusiasm for birds never faltered even when his step slowed.”

This beautiful bench is dedicated in Bob’s honor, and located on Manager’s Hill.  Thank you Bob for your decades of service to Friends and the Refuge.

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