Reminder: BIRDING WITH MLSN & RADNOR CONSERVANCY

Experience the exciting hobby of bird watching. Find out what you need and what’s new in field guides and electronic gadgets. Discuss the art and science of bird identification, as well as the best times and places to go. Walk will include birding basics and binocular training. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk a trail. We will walk rain or shine. Any skill level welcome.

Code: TT31067
Dates: September 26, 2018
Meets: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: The Willows
Instructor: Phil Witmer
$18.00 Course Fee
Save $6 with a MLSN Membership

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18FTT31067

Tyler Arboretum Family Program: Binocular Walk (FREE for members)

Saturday September 22
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

FOR AGES 7+

Roam the Arboretum with binoculars searching for signs of our furry and feathery friends on this woodland scavenger hunt. Learn about different species of birds, their habitats and their behaviors. Bring binoculars if you have them, or borrow ours!

FREE for members, $12 non-members

Fees are for each adult and each child, unless noted.

https://3828.blackbaudhosting.com/3828/Family-Program-Binocular-Walk-FREE-for-members

Tyler Arboretum: Bird Feeding Essentials

Saturday September 22
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Come explore the 12 essential elements for a thoughtful bird feeding station with Chris Weaver from Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville. Discover which food and feeder combinations are most likely to attract daily, seasonal and rare birds. Learn about proper feeder placement and how to solve common issues. Experience the essential elements first-hand with a feeding station set-up demo and various hardware, food and feeder products to explore. Participants will get a starter feeder and bird food to take home!

https://3828.blackbaudhosting.com/3828/Bird-Feeding-Essentials

Cornell Lab’s NestWatch Video: Features of a Good Birdhouse

For some species of cavity-nesting birds, there is a shortage of great places to build. Become a nest box landlord, and give a bird a home. Whether you’re buying or building, this fun new video from our NestWatch program will take you on a tour of a state-of-the-art birdhouse. Already have a birdhouse in action? You may pick up some remodeling tips that can increase nesting success in your yard.

Don’t forget to monitor your nest box and enter your observations into the Cornell Lab’s free NestWatch program to help us better understand breeding bird biology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4gs9CQt6YY

Creutzburg Center Campus Tree Tour

Take a guided tour of Radnor Township’s legendary property which dates back to 1881 when Judge John Innes Clark Hare built his Furness-designed summer home which is now the Creutzburg Center. See outstanding examples of trees and artifacts which still survive on the 30 acre property which was given to the Township by the Hare family as part of the open space program.

Code: TT11067
Dates: September 24, 2018 Check for other dates
Meets: 10:00 AM to 12 N
Location: Creutzburg Center Porch
Instructor: John Hosbach, Jr
$18.00 Course Fee
Save $6 with a MLSN Membership

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18FTT11067

Tyler Arboretum Birding Trip: Cape May

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 & 12, departing at 7 a.m. and returning by 6 p.m.

Join birder Sue Lucas on an excursion to Cape May, NJ. You’ll explore the shorelines, marshes and other habitats to observe the many birds that stop by this wonderful spot on the way to their winter destinations. This two-day trip includes transportation, lodging, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and a boat ride. Tuesday dinner is Dutch-treat. Bring field guides, binoculars and a brown bag lunch for Tuesday.

https://3828.blackbaudhosting.com/3828/Birding-Trip-Cape-May-11Sep2018

With these maps, you can track migratory birds in near real time

If you’re a bird-watcher, there’s an interactive way to enjoy your hobby thanks to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Cornell scientists created a tool on their BirdCast website (with research funded by NSF, Leon Levy Foundation, Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship and Marshall Aid Commission) that shows in near real-time the volume and direction of migratory birds traveling throughout the country. The migration forecast maps will keep you apprised of what to expect in the days (and nights) ahead.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/cornell-updated-birdcast-maps-track-bird-migrations