The Homegrown National Park Program

This program is a solution-based “call to action to regenerate biodiversity and ecosystem function by planting native plants and creating new ecological networks.” Their goal is to have 20 million acres of native plantings in the US, [...]

2023-03-21T10:59:06-04:00March 15, 2023|

Planting for Hummingbirds

Buds for Birds - Mighty Mites! Everyone loves Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, but have you thought about where they are when they aren’t with us in Pennsylvania? The hummers that breed here or pass through [...]

2023-03-17T13:09:10-04:00March 15, 2023|

Hummingbirds: Jewelled Messengers (2013)

Movie Review. The remarkable lives of hummingbirds are beautifully captured in this 55-minute documentary shot primarily in the highlands of Brazil. There are over 360 hummingbird species, with the earliest believed to have emerged 50 million years ago. [...]

2023-03-09T17:24:20-05:00March 9, 2023|

Protecting Birds from Cats

DO THIS, NOT THAT – Protecting Birds from Cats. Scientists estimate that domestic cats kill 2.4 billion birds in the U.S. every year (billion--that is not a typo!). *Much of the carnage comes from [...]

2023-03-21T11:03:00-04:00March 6, 2023|

Habitat Recognition

Spotlight on Backyard Habitat Recognition Programs. The National Wildlife Federation’s “Certified Wildlife Habitat Program” is one of 10 programs that Bird Town Pennsylvania encourages homeowners to consider as they improve their backyard habitats to support birds and wildlife. [...]

2023-02-16T09:51:22-05:00February 16, 2023|

Bird Collisions – Practical Steps

DO THIS, NOT THAT – Practical Steps to Preventing Window Strikes. It probably happened to you at some time. You are at home, and you hear something that sounds like a soft thud in [...]

2023-02-13T15:50:04-05:00February 13, 2023|

Bird Collisions – The Numbers

We live in a world where we can research anything with the simple click of a button. This is a wonderful thing to be able to do, but we must also realize that not everything we find is [...]

2023-02-16T09:57:18-05:00February 11, 2023|

Birds in Town and Birds in Down – Community Science

Projects in Community Science, also called Citizen Science, are a fun way to contribute meaningfully in collecting data about our local bird and pollinator populations and beyond. The data that you collect help scientists study such things as [...]

2023-02-16T10:01:25-05:00February 5, 2023|

The Eagle Huntress Movie Review

Set in Mongolia, this beautifully filmed documentary follows the teenager Aisholpan’s journey as she trains to becomes the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress. With the help of her father, [...]

2023-02-08T11:59:22-05:00February 5, 2023|
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