Above: Suzanne Aldrich, Bird Friendly Coffee Coordinator (left) and Betsey Merkel, Web & Marketing (right).
I volunteered because I wanted to make a difference for the birds – a noticeable difference and grow the bird-friendly coffee drinking community within Northeast Ohio. Birds and Beans LLC coffee is already known by the bird watching aficionados in the Cleveland area. But still most coffee drinkers do not know how rich bird-friendly coffee tastes, how it’s grown, how it helps the farmers and of course, how it helps migratory birds return to Ohio.
2017 Count day saw clearing, some snow showers, breaks with sunshine, then bands of heavier snowfall occurring throughout count day making visibility difficult at times and causing some birds to hunker down. What will we find in 2018?
Not only is your chapter or organization receiving a percentage of chapter annual sales to support conservation activities, but promoting consumption of organic, Smithsonian Bird Migratory Center certified shade-grown coffee is a great way to connect to people who care about birds and conservation who might not be members.
We had 24 observers on this Second Saturday in December in Rocky River Reservation. It was a brisk 27 degrees, cloudy and a slight breeze. We had 26 different species. The highlights were a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches that fed out of some of the birders hands. We also had a good look at a Barred Owl, perched high up in a pine tree, observed by all. - Bill Deininger.
In 2017, we saw a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a Red-shouldered Hawk who perched on a broken tree top and gulped a “critter” down. We had an unobstructed view at a very close range. What will we see in 2018?
WCAS held a second conservation project laboratory on December 1, 2018 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. Nine people attended this event. Kurt Miske opened the meeting and Tom Romito facilitated the event.
The vastness and beauty of the Arctic and the inhabitants of the Arctic, both wildlife and people, will be shared with us by Craig Caldwell, Audubon supporter and Editor of The Ohio Cardinal, a publication of the Ohio Ornithological Society.
If you're interested in making the world a better place for birds and habitat, join us for the next Conservation Project Lab to meet up with like-minded people and develop next-generation conservation projects.
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