The Birds in Your Woods: How You Can Help Them

Friday, March 4th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Windham Regional Woodlands Association and the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society are sponsoring an illustrated lecture “The Birds in Your Woods: How You Can Help Them” by Dr Robert E. Engel, locally well-known and distinguished Marlboro College Professor of Biology Emeritus. This presentation is especially timely because the welfare of many of our beloved ground-nesting and other forest-dependent birds — sadly including our State bird, the Hermit Thrush – is increasingly challenged due, in part, to neglect or mismanagement of our forest land. Engel will discuss the important role that our woodland birds, including thrushes, warblers, flycatchers, grouse, woodpeckers, owls, and hawks, play in that ecosystem. Most importantly, he will point out some straight-forward management approaches to help us restore and maintain our local woodlands for these valued birds. The program will be held at the Vermont Learning Collaborative, located at 471 Route 5 in Dummerston. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arthur Westing at 802-387-2152 or .

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