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Celebrating World Wetlands Day by sharing the new FashWand World Wetlands Day Collection of Fine Art photography and designs capturing the natural beauty of some of the precious birds whose lives depend on the health of our wetlands.
Over the last year, Azi has had the pleasure of meeting and photographing these beautiful birds during her visits to the local Wetlands.
For the entire month of February, we will be sharing behind the scenes images and insights from Azi's visits to the Wetlands and we will be sharing unique characteristics and incredible behaviors of each bird, we will also be sharing insights on why it is so essential to protect our wetlands.
Some of the wetlands we will be featuring include the Wetlands at Bolsa Chica Reserve, and San Elijo Lagoon. These Southern California wetlands are feeding ground and home to hundreds of species of amazing shorebirds including endangered least terns, threatened snowy plovers, brown pelicans, egrets, herons, cormorants, gulls, ducks and many other shorebirds.
Sadly, 35% of the world's wetlands have disappeared since 1970.
Not only are wetlands disappearing, also some of the wetlands that we will be highlighting in the next week for World Wetlands Day 2023, are surrounded by oil rigs and cars speeding by on the pacific coast highway.
Some of the major human caused threats to these precious birds: Fishing Gear, Oil rigs, getting hit bar cars, plastic pollution, drones, and pellet guns.
About the Collection:
The collection includes exclusive paintings, dresses, photography and décor taking inspiration from the natural beauty, color, elegance, and grace of our native birds and residents of our local Wetlands.
Stay tuned for more designs and fashion items inspired by these precious birds!
Discover The World Wetlands Day Collection
For the entire month of February, FashWand will be donating 20% of the proceeds from our World Wetlands Collection to The International Bird Rescue to help save injured birds.
About Great Egrets:
Great Egrets are precious tall birds and generally live in shallow coastal lagoons, marshes, or around ponds. They can live up to 22 years!
Sadly they were "nearly wiped out in the United States in the late 1800s, when its plumes were sought for use in fashion, the Great Egret made a comeback after early conservationists put a stop to the slaughter and protected its colonies.". Audubon.org And now their life is threatened due to this horrific oil spill.