Thursday, July 30, 2015

See the birdies on Saturday

The action begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at the "Cradle of Birding" wildlife and conservation festival at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.

See the birdies on Saturday


The action begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at the "Cradle of Birding" wildlife and conservation festival at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.

That's when refuge volunteers Skip Conant and Denis Brennan will lead a guided field session on the refuge covering biology, habits, and identification of native birds.

What a great way to kick off a day that will be all about the birds, from bird houses to bird song recognition to bird photography and more.

At 9 a.m., State Rep. Greg Vitali (D., Delaware County) will give an update on the state's environmental programs and legislative bills. At 2 p.m., environmental consultant John Rogers will talk about designing landscapes with native species.

If you just want to come browse, all kinds of exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Academy of Natural Sciences, a bird rescue foundation, Bartram's Garden, a climate change education group, bird clubs decoy carvers and more will be there.

Everything is free.

You can read more about it at the refuge website.




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GreenSpace is about environmental issues and green living. Bauers also writes a biweekly GreenSpace column about environmental health issues for the Inquirer’s Sunday “Health” section.

Sandy Bauers is the environment reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has worked for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. She lives in northern Chester County with her husband, two cats, a large vegetable garden and a flock of pet chickens.

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