Audubon Christmas Bird Count still going at 115 years old!

Evening Grosbeak
Each year, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count mobilizes over 70,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,300 locations across the Western Hemisphere. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count utilizes the power of volunteers to track the health of bird populations at a scale that professional scientists could never accomplish alone. Data compiled will record every individual bird and bird species seen in the 7.5 mile radius of White Mills. Data from all the previous counts has been the basis of hundreds of peer-reviewed and scientific studies and inform decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of the Interior and the EPA. Because birds are an early indicator of environmental threats to habitats, tracking and recording changes in their location are valuable to the understanding of weather patterns and consequently, the changing climate and its affect on our world. The recent Audubon Birds and Climate report, released in September, used data collected during the last 40 years of Christmas Bird counts, as well as other citizen science counts conducted by people, like you and me, who enjoy and love birds.

Please join us on December 20th for the White Mills Christmas Bird Count. You don’t need to be an expert – we will pair you with someone who can help make the identifications. Children of all ages are welcome! Call Barbara for more information at (570) 253-2364.

Nature Crafting with Sue, Nov. 9th

Join Auduboner Sue Thompson in nature crafting your own Starburst Twig Wreath which can be decorated for any season. Bring special seasonal decorations you might want to attach. A variety of nature’s decorations will be supplied. Donations for cost of supplies gratefully accepted. Ages 10 and older. Adult supervision required for children (crafting tools will include a glue gun). Registration required: (570) 352-4997.

When?
Sunday, November 9, 2-5 pm

Where?
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Building
Commercial Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Nature Hike at Browning Beaver Meadow, Oct. 19th

Join naturalist Sue Thompson for a leisurely fall interpretive hike at our lovely Browning Beaver Meadow Sanctuary. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about and experience our local natural world as it transitions toward the winter solstice. Meet at the Observation Platform parking area on site at 2 pm. All ages welcome. Registration required. Please call (570) 352-4997 to register.

Directions: From Honesdale, take Rte 191 north 16 miles. Turn left at lookout General Store on Helmer’s Hill Road. Go 0.8 mile, turn left at sanctuary sign on Hawley Road.

Call (570) 352-4997 for further information.