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April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Bird-Friendly Communities is an Audubon initiative meant to help promote wildlife-friendly choices in our communities and to aid building environments that can support the coexistence of humans and wildlife. The growth of our urban environment has depleted, fragmented, and changed our ecological systems in exchange for sterile lawns and exotic, ornamental plants. An urban environment has walls of glass, toxic pesticides, and domestic predators (cats and dogs) that can’t support a healthy wildlife existence with the current choices.
Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities attempts to tackle these issues through Plants for Birds, and Bird-Friendly Buildings. The goal is to create ecosystems with food, shelter, and safe passage, and a place for birds to raise their young. Join President, Ali Bowling, and Treasurer, Zach Richard, to learn more.
We will also have speakers from Bird Town Pennsylvania . For over 10 years, Bird Town Pennsylvania has been working directly with other like-minded organizations and municipal leaders to educate and engage community members to help create healthier habitats for birds, wildlife and people.
In 35 different municipalities, their grassroots program continues to demonstrate and encourage best practices in increasing viable habitat through dozens of activities and events. From creating pop-up native plant gardens, planting community demonstration gardens, supporting and running community science programs, holding native plant sales, educating about invasive plants and pesticides and more, these activities provide models and support for residents in embracing bird-friendly practices in their backyards.
Join us LIVE! at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing.
The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m., followed by the program.