While Earth doesn’t have a place to stick a tongue depressor, researchers still give it regular checkups.
Here are our planet’s vitals, according to NASA’s recent medical charts.
Join us to learn how the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect now present in Frederick County, could impact our forests and landscapes. Mike Kay of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hopes to see forest landowners, homeowners and parks and facilities personnel at the program so they can learn what the future might hold.
There will be handouts. Nominal entry fee to cover handouts and light refreshments.
Please see this registration form with additional information, or email Mike Kay to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year the GBBC is joining with the worldwide “Pledge to Fledge” program, inviting all participants to consider introducing someone new to birding when you take part in the count this year. It could be a friend, family member, a co-worker…take your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day!
More than 14,000 GBBC participants responded to a survey following the 2014 count. When we asked if they had taught someone else how to go birding, only 20% said yes. So, let’s make this the year we make an extra effort to involve others in watching and appreciating birds. Find out more about Pledge to Fledge and get some tips on how to introduce someone new to this wonderful pastime.
Download the Audubon Bird Watching Resource Guide (PDF) before you head out.
Fox Haven will be doing a bird count on Sunday, February 15th at 4pm. Please join us!
Darrel Johnson, our Fox Haven Chestnut Orchard steward, hosted a work party on Saturday, December 20th, to remove about 70 trees at the Fox Haven orchard; they were trees that were inoculated with the blight last June and did not show enough resistance. The parts of the trees that showed blight were hauled to a pile and burned. The unblighted branches and trunks were put into brush piles to shelter wildlife.
Scout Troop # 792 and scout parents were a tremendous help, along with Ron Clements, Austin Kuipers, Pete and Shelley Packard, Mark Vollaro, Andrew Rolowicz, Darryl Johnson, Alan and Susan Proper. Thanks everyone!