As this is being written, leaves, rather than snow, are falling. Before long we will be in the midst of Christmas Bird Count season with the Lakewood (west side) Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by Western Cuyahoga Audubon, taking place on Saturday, December 30, 2017.
Poem about a bird-window collision that knocked this colorful feathered friend far from it's living life.
The first bird I ever knowingly saw was an American robin. It was the bird I was looking at when, to my mother’s astonishment, the first words to ever come out of my mouth besides “Mama” were uttered: “Look! See the bird!”
WCAS plays a role in future communications to bring together National Audubon and the hard-working, local grassroots chapters.
Beautiful Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) by Kathy Murphy, Member, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, on Sunday Sept 17, 2017. Just east of the Lorain boat docks, on the peninsula that goes into Lake Erie.
Butterflies and Dragonflies Photography Exhibit by Dave Lewis at the Carlisle Visitor Center (Main Office), 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio from July 2 through July 31, 2017.
We had to start from the beginning to develop these methods but they are now becoming basic tools for seabird conservation. I know of at least fifty species of seabirds that have benefitted by the same methods that were pioneered in Maine. - Dr. Stephen Kress, Vice-President for Bird Conservation, National Audubon Society and Director, Seabird Restoration Program & Hog Island Camp.
Talking about habitat, Earth's greatest stages for nature's singers and the life work of Lisa Rainsong, composer, singer, teacher and naturalist with Nancy Howell, Board Member, Western Cuyahoga Audubon.
We agreed that a robust monitoring program was necessary to document the impact of lit buildings on the migration through Cleveland. The information gathered from this program could be used to convince building owners that the threat is real and action required.
The Lights Out Ohio program aims to reduce migrating bird mortality rates due to nighttime building collisions and increase data collection success with volunteer training and public education.
Lights Out Cleveland Updates with Amy LeMonds, Director of Wildlife, Lake Erie Nature and Science Center (LENSC)
Amy LeMonds, Director of Wildlife, Lake Erie Nature and Science Center (LENSC) talks about Lights Out Cleveland and issues a Call for Volunteers to address migratory bird injury and track bird mortality rates.
Dave Lewis Bird Photography Exhibit at Carlisle Visitor Center, Lorain County Metro Parks, June 2 - 30, 2017
A stunning photographic collection by Dave Lewis. Migrating warblers coming through northern Ohio from May 2016 through May 2017. Most are from Magee Marsh Wildlife Area with a few from Cleveland Lakefront State Park. Visit the exhibit at Carlisle Reservation, Lorain Metro Parks through June 30, 2017.
The Rocky River Important Bird Area serves as a replicable model for anyone to establish a National Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA) to conserve birds and habitat for science and community. Learn more in this "how-to" summary.
Panu Aaltio shares his experiences composing music for films 'Tale of a Lake' and 'Tale of a Forest' - both awarded Best Original Score for a Documentary by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA).
Marko talks about his passion for diving and underwater photography, inspirations for 'TALE OF A LAKE', environmental change, and how stories can show the beauty of nature and create an indelible human connection for consequence.
"By careful consideration of what we eat and drink we can help the birds we love, family farmers and the Earth we all share." ~ Bill Wilson
Take a walk with me now through some frozen beautiful local scenery.
"One action can make a difference on your journey to living a biocentric lifestyle." ~ Stefanie Spear, Founder and CEO, EcoWatch
Bumblebees of Ohio and the Great Lakes with Dr. Randall J. Mitchell, Professor of Biology, University of Akron
“Change” is a good word because it doesn’t always mean hotter and it doesn’t always mean dryer, but it can mean those things. Research shows that climate change is going to have idiosyncratic effects on pollinators. It’s going to change some situations for some bees but not others.
Preparing Tomorrow's Ornithological Discoveries Today by Courtney Brennan, Collections Manager, Ornithology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Courtney Brennan, M.S., Collections Manager, Ornithology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) takes us on a full behind-the-scenes tour of the ornithological preparation process for research collection.
Ornithology in a Shifting Natural World with Dr. Andy Jones, Curator of Ornithology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Dr. Andy Jones talks about a lifetime dedicated to the natural sciences, how collecting for data and diversity solves problems, and the value of research through a climate change lens.
Living a Biocentric Lifestyle and How to Get More People Connected to Nature with Stefanie Spear, Founder & CEO, EcoWatch
Stefanie Spear, Founder & CEO, EcoWatch and Tom Romito, Western Cuyahoga Audubon, explore what it means to lead a biocentric lifestyle and in doing so, how people become more aware and connected to nature.
Important Bird Areas (IBA's) are documented for bird and habitat significance. IBA data builds valuable databases to help scientists track forest changes and understand climate change.
Properly-sited wind turbines, rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, and solar photovoltaic plants could supply all of our energy needs within decades.
I venture to say there is no way you can study bird travels and conclude with an 100% accurate solid result.
The Feathered Flyer blog publishes human interest stories to connect and educate the public about birding and habitat conservation.
The longest running citizen science project is almost here! 118th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle is Saturday, December 30, 2017 All Day! Details
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Speaker Series, Annual Potluck Dinner & Silent Auction: "Birding in Snow" by Dave Lewis, Tue Dec 5, 2017, 6:30/7:30pm, Rocky River Nature Ctr, 24000 Valley Pkwy, N Olmsted, OH. Announcement
Backyard Biodiversity Bash Bird Walks hosted by Tim Colborn, Western Cuyahoga Audubon on Sat Aug 26, 2017 at 1 pm and 2 pm at the West Creek Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, 2277 West Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 44134. Read the Report
Watch, "Bon Voyage ! Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)" with Chuck Slusarczyk Jr and Tim Jasinski, Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. Mar 9, 2017, Whiskey Island & Wendy Park, 2800 Whiskey Island Drive, Cleveland, OH 44102.
"'TALE OF A LAKE' has a special place for northern Ohioans because we can relate to the connection between wildlife, people and water." ~ Tim Colborn, Board Member, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Details
Volunteers at Backyard Biodiversity Bash 2016