Al Larson has spent four decades building hundreds of nest boxes for Western and Mountain Bluebirds. Now these homes and their inhabitants are facing the test of climate change.
December 5, 2018 @ 8:15 AM
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Tyler is a wonderful winter haven for non-migratory birds.
Explore Tyler’s winter landscapes with experienced birders who
know all the best places to look. Birders of all experience levels welcome.
Bring bird guides and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the
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