Ray Easton paints the 2012 National Audubon Stamps
From vivid yellows and reds, to drab gray plumage, the temperate rain forests and the open woodlands of the Pacific Northwest is home to many species of birds. This years Audubon Conservation stamps feature five quite noteable subjects. The Bullock's oriole and Western tanager, along with the Black headed grosbeak anoint the eye with some of the warmest hues imaginable. On the contrary, the Bushtit is a rather drab little guy, but handsome in his own right. The center stamp features the Chestnut-backed chickadee. This is Easton's 4th straight year designing and painting the stamps. The 2012 stamp sheetlet will have is first day of issue on April 26th, the birth date of John James Audubon. Money raised from the sale of stamps help conservation causes nation wide.