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Commentary: Memories of Bud Grant as a friend of wildlife and a conservationist

In the early 1990s, Henderson (r) and John Thompson (l) enlisted the help of former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant, who died March 11 at age 95, to place bluebird boxes at the former Vikings practice facility, Winter Park. Henderson first met Grant while the former was birding in Costa Rica in 1985. (Photo courtesy of Carrol Henderson)
It was January 1985 when my wife, Ethelle, and I stopped at the parking lot of the Bramadero Restaurant in Liberia, Costa Rica. We had spent the day birding at the Palo Verde National Wildlife Refuge. As we got out of our vehicle, we were delighted to encounter another party of Minnesota travelers, including Bud Grant. 
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