This is the first entry in our ongoing series, Photographs Fantastique, in which we count down 50 days until the Unofficial Official Start of High Season for conservation programs.

A-Fig (pictured below) was a member of the 2008 Boston Commuter Crew. The BCC attended the Conservation Commencement 2008 in Charlestown, NH on August 13, 2008.

Gloria Flora was the featured speaker. Gloria is the Director of Sustainable Obtainable Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to the sustainability of public lands and of the plants, animals and communities that depend on them.