Deer Impact in Bird Habitats

When walking through parks and forested areas In southeastern PA and New Jersey, we sometimes wonder if we are birding or “deering.” Many prime birding habitats look quite different than they did 20 or more years ago. As suburbia sprawls, deer are adapting...
Berries for Birds in Winter

Berries for Birds in Winter

Berry-producing shrubs are one of the best food sources for birds, particularly in the winter when other natural food sources are scarce. Birds that don’t migrate, such as cardinals, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, and thrushes like bluebirds and robins, depend on berries...

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...