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Beaks and Bugs

Wait—are those birds carrying army pocketknives around??? Well, sort of. Birds don’t need to snatch our knives because they’ve got multi-tool knives built right into their bodies: their beaks. Birds’ beaks differ greatly depending on what they eat, but [...]

2022-06-21T14:17:50-04:00June 17, 2022|

Birds Have A Problem: Huge, Dirty Feet

Birds are affected by our “carbon footprints” —the amount of carbon pollution we put into the air through our energy and lifestyle choices. Carbon traps the sun’s heat around the Earth like a blanket.  An overheated Earth has [...]

2022-06-28T09:49:00-04:00June 9, 2022|

Composting for Birds

Beautiful goldfinches with their lovely black wings are abundant now!  Did you know there’s another kind of “black gold” that YOU can create, and that it helps birds? “Black gold” comes from compositing—the natural way of recycling leaves, [...]

2022-06-28T09:14:34-04:00June 9, 2022|

Flying and Cleaning

Our erratic climate can be disastrous for migrating birds.  Although scientists observe many birds adapting to climate change, “false springs” sometimes lure birds to migrate too early—followed by sudden, fatal “cold snaps” in the weather along their routes. [...]

2022-06-28T09:37:59-04:00June 9, 2022|

Love Bugs – Love Birds!

Do you love Birds?  And humans?  Then love a Bug! We don’t have lovebugs in Pennsylvania (they live down south), but we can all LOVE BUGS!  Here’s why: Bugs feed birds, reptiles, amphibians, [...]

2022-06-28T09:45:34-04:00June 9, 2022|

The Big Bucket Mosquito Solution: Just Dunk It!

Wren babies begging for food; Printed with permission from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Hidden in bushes and trees all over our region, parent songbirds will soon be feeding adorable little hatchlings.  The babies have fragile throats, [...]

2022-06-09T16:13:02-04:00June 9, 2022|

From the EAC Network Newsletter and EAC Network Home Page

An extended article on Bird Town Pennsylvania was included in the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Network Newsletter is now included on the EAC Network Home Page on the WeConservePA website. It provides an extended overview of the program and [...]

2022-05-27T14:09:02-04:00May 27, 2022|

Our Bird Towns Support Earth Week and Native Plant Events

Many of our Pennsylvania Bird Towns resumed community education, outreach and tabling events this spring after a near two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Earth Week, Nature Fests, Native Plant Sales, Arbor Day, and Spring Community Festivals included tabling [...]

2022-05-27T14:14:34-04:00May 27, 2022|


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2022-02-21T14:54:24-05:00February 21, 2022|
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