On Feb. 16th, join Audubon naturalist Kathy Dodge, Lindsay George and their beaver puppet helpers in a free family program at the Salem Library in Hamlin from 6 until 7:30 PM. The program, titled ‘Chew On This!’ discusses the wonders of wetlands.
The Library is located at 518 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin, PA.
For more information or to register, contact the Library at:
Everyone can make an edible beaver lodge to take home.
A free program for children and adults about where our animal neighbors go in the winter, will be held on Thursday, January 19th from 4-5:30 PM at the Hawley Public Library. Learn about hibernation, migration, and other ways creatures cope with the cold months of winter.
Have you ever wondered how a duck can swim in icy water, or how a deer can survive curled up in the snow? This program may help us to understand these mysteries.
The presenter will be Northeast PA Audubon member and artist, Katharine Dodge, who will have her book “Sweet Dreams of the Wild” available for a donation to Audubon. Activities will include coloring a bookmark and making suet treats for the winter birds.
All are welcome. Children under eight should be accompanied by an adult. To register, please contact the library at (570) 226-4620.
Northeast PA Audubon Society is asking for volunteers to join the 117th Annual International Christmas Bird Count on Saturday December 17, 2016. Volunteer birders will travel the area beginning at dawn and ending when the last volunteer is finished! This is a wonderful way to take note of the many birds that are here at this time of year. You might get a chance to see late migrating birds if the weather permits. The count was established in 1900, as an alternative to the year end “side hunt”, when hunters would take to the fields to shoot as many birds as possible before sitting down to Christmas Dinner!
Today’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count mobilizes over 70,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,300 locations across the Western Hemisphere. The CBC utilizes the power of volunteers to track the health of bird populations at a scale that professional scientists could never accomplish alone. 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.
White Mills is the center of the count circle which was established over 25 years ago. During that time volunteers have counted as many as 45 species including waterfowl and wintering hawks. We have seen an increase in Bald Eagles in the area and the occasional Common Loon. Counters travel by car and on foot within designated areas of the 15 mile wide circle.
If you are interested, call Barbara at (570) 253-2364. You don’t have to be an expert birder because we will partner you with those more experienced volunteers. You can also count from your window feeder. If you love nature, birds and adventure this day is made for you!