The blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) is an amazing bird. Their peculiar feet are brilliant blue, just as they would be wearing blue socks. Their feet are blue because of their diet; mainly fish. The healthier they are, the more brilliant their blue feet are. However, habitat loss and egg collecting currently threaten the species and the population is declining.
Two young entrepreneurs that decided to raise money and awareness about the blue-footed booby are Will and Matty, two brothers from Arlington, Massachusetts, USA. Last April Will and his younger brother Matthew started the Blue Feet Foundation.
We connected through Instagram a few weeks ago through a piece I made and posted – a blue-footed booby made out of post-natural-disaster wood. The wooden booby now has a new home with Will and Matt and I have socks that match the birds’ famous feet.
Learn more about the blue-footed booby and support the foundation by buying socks. Visit The Blue Feet Foundation and read more about Will and Matty’s work this article:
Two brothers want to save boobies turning your feet bright blue, The Audubon Society, 19 July 2017.