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Two New Webpages

We recently added two new pages to our website, both can be accessed from the Event menu.   Our Newsletter page has links to our previous newsletters for those wishing to re-read articles or for new visitors to our website...

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Fall Migration is Underway – Follow it on BirdCast

The calendar may say it's summer, but some birds are already starting their migrations.  After completing their nesting season and even before August, many birds are on the move.  Cornell University's BirdCast dashboard is up and running for fall migration.  See the...

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2022 Spring Bird Count Results

Our annual Spring Bird count took place on June 4 2022. We observed 94 species and 10,484 birds. Our average is 93 species and 8,429 birds. Here are our notable findings: Highs 19 Double-crested cormorants was the second highest ever. Our average is 5. 47 Great-blue...

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Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

VFAS summer intern London DiIorio, who will be starting her senior year at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, was invited to attend the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.  Here is her first person account of her experience. The Washington Youth Summit on the...

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Bumble Blitz

Have you ever wondered if the plants you have in your garden, yard, or even along the street or in your favorite nursery are the best ones for native pollinators? Why not ask them! The USGS has developed a survey to "Ask a Bumblebee" what plants, during what time of...

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New and Noteworthy Books About Birds

If you are looking for a new book to read, check out these recently released titles. Backyard Birding for Kids: An Introduction to Ornithology by Erika Zambello The Private Lives of Public Birds: Learning to Listen to Birds Where We Live by Jack Gedney The Hawk’s Way:...

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Pollinator Week: How to Help Pollinators

Whether you prefer birds or honeybees, or other pollinators, there are many ways you can help pollinators thrive by enhancing native pollinator habitats and providing for local wildlife. Here are a few things you can do to help pollinators in your own backyard:...

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Pollinator Week: Why Pollinators are Important

Pollinators are often keystone species, meaning that they are critical to an ecosystem. The work of pollinators ensures full harvests of crops and contributes to healthy plants everywhere. About 75% of all flowering plant species need the help of animals to move their...

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Pollinator Week: June 20 to 26

Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health! It is a time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. The great thing about Pollinator Week is that you can celebrate and get involved any way...

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