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Program Made Possible by the Lewis Memorial Fund and Evansville Audubon.

Feb 24
Mar 30
Apr 27
May 25
2024

Families of a Feather Program

Families of a Feather is a free program presented by Wesselman Woods and the Evansville Audubon, made possible by the Lewis Memorial Fund.  This program is an engaging, educational program designed for children age 8+ and their guardians who are curious about the fascinating world of birds.  

The spring classes and topics are:

February 24            Bird Groups: Backyard Birds & Raptors

March 30                Survival of the Smallest

April 27                   Migration

May 25                    Bird Anatomy

You can learn more about the program by clicking here, and you can register for the classes at www.wesselmanwoods.org/featherfam.   

Vanderburgh County Weed Wrangle

March 16
2024

Help Remove Invasive Plants at North Woods

Volunteers needed to help remove harmful, invasive plant species from North Woods. No experience necessary! 

Location: North Woods at Igleheart Park, 6101 N First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710
Time: 9am - 12pm (not necessary to stay the whole time)

Event Hosted By: Vanderburgh Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), in partnership with the Vanderburgh County Soil and Water Conservation District and the City of Evansville Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Please dress for the weather - sturdy shoes and work gloves are highly recommended! We will have some tools available, but if you have your own loppers, please bring them. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for all volunteers.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Bird Name Changes are in the Works

2024

The American Ornithological Union is Proposing Changing Bird Names that Honor People

The American Ornithological Union (AOU) plans to change the English names of bird species named after people, as well as bird names deemed offensive or exclusionary.  Some changes have already occurred, such as, McCown's longspur renamed to the Thick-billed Longspur and the Old Squaw Duck now known officially as the Long-tailed Duck.  As many as 70-80 additional bird species in the United States and Canada are being considered by the AOU for formal name changes.  Reasons for the changes are outlined in an NPR article and you can click here to read more. So, look forward to bird name changes to occur in the near future.  

Making Your Windows Safer For Birds

2024

A Guide is Available to Reduce the Number of Bird Collisions with Windows

The Bird Window Collision Working Group--a collaboration between Acopian Center for Ornithology, Muhlenberg College, local Audubon chapters and the Audubon Pennsylvania--have produced  a brochure that covers what you can do to help reduce the number of window bird collisions.  It provides information on what works well and what doesn't work in reducing collisions and making your windows safer for birds.  You can download the brochure here.  

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