Wanted to express my thanks to the good folk of Ignite Philly for inviting me out to chew some ears about Pine Barrens conservation. The event at Johnny Brenda’s was sold out, and I was surprised and flattered by the enthusiastic reception my stiff little spiel received. Gave out information sheets to quite a few people who were interested in learning more about the Pine Barrens. Certainly felt gratifying to introduce people to the place, and give examples to illustrate why it is a unique habitat. I hope we might have recruited some future champions for the Pines tonight.