What fun today was . . . Birdie and I drove to Florence (Montana), along with Gary Wolfe and his wife Rita, for a site visit with Kate Davis, executive director, Raptors of the Rockies to learn more about this education project and tour Raptor Ranch. Since 1988, Kate has been providing quality care to permanently disabled birds of prey and educating the public — more than 100,000 of all ages — about eagles, hawks, falcons and owls through educational and wildlife art programs. An accomplished artist, photographer and writer, she has published at least five books books about raptors including "Raptors of the West," which won the National Outdoor Book Award for design and artistic merit, and grand prize for the Montana Book Award in 2011.