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Kennett Township Native Plant Project

Recently, Audubon Pennsylvania and Valley Forge Audubon Society teamed up with The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC), Kennett Township, Kennett Borough, and Kennett Trails Alliance on a native plant project, that benefits not just birds, but people as...

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Improving Forest Habitat for Birds

Ron Rohrbaugh from Audubon Pennsylvania has co-authored a study showing how changes in forest structure caused by increasing deer populations may be affecting birds. Birds living in mature forests that spend most of their time in the understory—such as Hooded Warbler,...

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October Big Day – October 17

Mark your calendars for the Cornell Lab  October Big Day on October 17. Big Days are a 24 hour opportunity to celebrate the birds both near you and around the world. Learn more about this year’s event here. In addition, this year’s October Big Day 2020 is happening...

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Native Plant Garden at Villa Maria Academy

On Sunday Oct 4, members of VFAS and students at Villa Maria Academy established native plant and vegetable gardens on the school grounds in Malvern.  The project was spearheaded by Villa Maria Senior and VFAS social media volunteer, Micaela Shackleford.  The garden...

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Upcoming Virtual Programs

A number of virtual programs are in the works for the upcoming months. On October 11, we will once again be presenting Hawk Identification for Beginners, sponsored by the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust (see our event calendar for the link). On October...

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Owls of the Eastern Ice – Replay

If you missed Jonathan Slaght's fascinating presentation on his new book  "Owls of the Eastern Ice" or want to watch it again, it is available here.   Thanks to Reads & Company in Phoenixville, for partnering with Valley Forge Audubon and arranging this event. ...

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Citizen Science: Lanternfly Project for Birders

A Penn State graduate student is studying predation of spotted lanternfly by birds. If you spot a bird feeding on a spotted lanternfly, you can notify them at birdsbitingbadbugs@gmail.com or post what you saw on this Facebook page. Please include the common name of...

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Owls of the Eastern Ice (Virtual Presentation)

On Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm, Valley Forge Audubon and Reads & Company Bookshop will present author and biologist Jonathan Slaght, who will be discussing his new book "Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl" with Vince Smith...

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COVID-19 Event Cancellations

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the health and safety of our participants, bird walk leaders, and hike leaders, the VFAS Board of Directors has voted to cancel all in-person events until further notice.  We will heed the advice of our health care...

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Valley Forge Audubon is now on Instagram

VFAS has a new Instagram page and we are looking for photographers who are interested in displaying some of their photos.  They need to depict nature but do not need to be birds.  Please write to us at socialmedia@valleyforgeaudubon.org to learn how to submit your...

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