In its first 10 years, Vermont eBird has documented more than 380 bird species and tallied nearly 123,000 checklists of birds across Vermont. Thus, it has conducted probably the largest single measure of the state’s biodiversity.
People & Places
The Rev. Benedict Kiely was wearing one of those ubiquitous bracelets promoting a cause, and he remembered that the Islamic State group was marking Christian homes with the Arabic letter N to identify them — much the way the Nazis marked the homes of Jews. The Arabic N is the first letter in “Nasrani/Nasarean,” the Muslim word of contempt for Christians. That’s when it struck him: Sell items marked with the Arabic N, and use the money to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East.