Birds Gallery Calendar 2012 Calendar – Day to Day Calendar, Jul 15 2011
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(On top of that, these birds flew mightily fast: despite a late late order, they were in my French mailbox right before the New Year.)
Also, the sheets are printed on both sides and held in a frame. Half-way through the year, you flip them over and go through the second six months.
The holder is sturdy clear plastic. Each day you take the current page and put it to the back of the stack. In the middle of the year, you flip the pages over and the remainder of the year is on the back of the pages. It's a nice concept to save paper and not make the calendar overly thick.
The photos in this calendar are beautifully done. They are clear and really focus in on the bird. The photo takes up the majority of the page. That leaves a small section on top of the page to largely display the day, day of week, month and year and then to the right the bird species (English and Latin) and the publishing company name.
It would have been nice to have a bit of detail on the particular bird, such as range, size, etc. Any that you're interested in learning more about, you need to search elsewhere.
Thus, I was quite excited when this one came out again. Two smallish issues I have with it:
1.) I love the fact that the publisher is saving paper by making the calendar double-sided, but I do miss the scratch paper that was on the back of each day in the "old" version. I loved using the flip page of bird species to write recipes on. Still, I think that this is better, overall, to have the calendar double-sided, so as to reduce waste and paper.
2.) I really do wish, however, that this version of the calendar had the little blurb about whatever species was featured that day. It was simple, just a few sentences, such as, "Common Pauraques are found throughout central America, and their nocturnal nature is bla bla bla" I don't know why they stopped putting this informative blurb on the calendar.
Overall though, I like it and am glad it's back.