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Ornitherapy – Replay

If you missed Holly Merker's  engaging discussion on mindful birding and the benefits of being out in nature, a link is now available here  

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Save the Date: Annual Meeting and Social

Registration is now open for our annual meeting and social. Join us on Tuesday night August 10 for the Valley Forge Audubon Society Annual Meeting and Social.  The brief meeting will begin at 6:45 pm at the John James Audubon Center during which will approve our...

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Statement on Songbird Mortality (With Updates)

The mysterious songbird illness that is blinding and killing songbirds in multiple states has now spread to Pennsylvania. Symptoms of the illness include a discharge and/or crusting around the eyes, eye lesions, and/or neurologic signs such as falling over or head...

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Merlin Can Now ID Bird Songs

Merlin Bird ID can now identify the birds you hear in real time. Whether it's the bird you hear every day in your yard or a song you've never heard before, Merlin Bird ID can help you identify who's singing. Just pull out your smartphone, press record, and watch as...

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Field Trip Checklists

Are you looking for a checklist from one of our birding fieldtrips?  We have gathered the checklists in one central location with links to the eBird website.

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Deer Impacts in Bird Habitats – Replay

Thanks to Dr. Jay Kelly for his presentation on how an overabundance of deer, a decrease in insect abundance, an increase in invasive plants, and climate change are contributing to bird declines. This is a complicated topic woven together in this excellent...

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Jon Dunn and “The Glitter in the Green” – Replay

If you missed Jon Dunn's discussion with VFAS President Vince Smith about his new book  "The Glitter in the Green" or want to watch it again, a recording is available here.  There were 70 people who attended. Thanks to Reads & Company in Phoenixville, for...

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Newtown Square Pop-Up Gardens are Open

On Saturday, May 8th in conjunction with the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Newtown Township in Delaware County, PA, launched its native plant demonstration pop-up garden on the grounds of the Township Building with the participation of a large number of...

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A Springtime Fashion Show in the Treetops

Life literally bursts from the Earth and the sky in April to take to the sweet task of making the next generation. Flowers advertise their reproductive organs using fanciful colors and enticing smells. Birds sing, and frogs croak, all in the hopes of finding lovers...

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Native Plant Pop-Up Gardens in Newtown Square: May 8 to June

Get some native plant ideas for your spring garden by visiting our native plant pop-up gardens in Newtown Square. The first will be at the Newtown Township Administrative Building at 209 Bishop Hollow Rd. Newtown Square, PA. from May 8 to May 15. The second will be at...

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