Planting a “living fence”

FOR WILDLIFE GARDENERS, it may be time to say goodbye to the plastic and wooden fences that mark many property lines across the country. Though such fences may mute the sounds of street traffic, screen unsightly views and offer some privacy, you can accomplish those same goals—while providing food, cover and nesting places for birds, pollinators and other creatures—by planting a wildlife hedge.

https://www.nwf.org/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2018/June-July/Gardening/Wildlife-Hedges

Tyler Arboretum Birding Trip: Poconos Hike

Tuesday June 12, 2018
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join birders and guides, Sue Lucas and John Mercer, for this exciting day trip to hike and bird in the Poconos. Penn Forest in Carbon County and surrounding areas provide excellent habitat for birds, and varied terrain (woods, fields, hills, streams and lakes) sure to please birders and hikers alike. Bring binoculars, good hiking boots, a small backpack, a bag lunch and extra water on this active trip. Transportation, snacks and water are provided.

https://3828.blackbaudhosting.com/3828/Birding-Trip-Poconos-Hike

Audubon Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Protections for Migratory Birds

WASHINGTON – A coalition of national environmental groups, including the National Audubon Society, the American Bird Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, today filed litigation, National Audubon Society v. Department of the Interior, in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

https://www.audubon.org/news/audubon-lawsuit-seeks-restore-protections-migratory-birds

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: June 6, 2018 Check for other dates
Meets: 10:00 AM to 12 N
Location: Creutzburg Center Porch
Instructor: John Hosbach, Jr
$16.00 Course Fee
Save $6 with a MLSN Membership

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=18STT11067%20%20&DirectFrom=Schedule&Origin=Keywords:+creutzburg+center+campus+tree+tour+

How the Ancestors of Birds Survived the
Dino-Killing Asteroid

Forest cover was crucial to avian evolution, a new study on the mass extinction event asserts.

Sixty-six million years ago, nothing seemed more unlikely than the dominance of bipedal apes and flying dinosaurs. Yet here we are.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-ancestors-birds-survived-dino-killing-asteroid-180969167/

https://www.audubon.org/news/how-birds-survived-asteroid-impact-wiped-out-dinosaurs