Nature has to confront things, they have enemies who work together to solve a specific problem. What biomimicry does is it teaches collaboration, it teaches systems thinking. And that is different than what we think of as humans most of the time. And once we get our brains together on a cumulative basis, it’s amazing what we can go ahead and solve.
Fundraising for important communication projects, like Lights Out Cleveland, has gotten specific companies downtown to agree to turn out their lights during migration so that birds will not be hurt so much.
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.
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.
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.
Larry Rosche, Naturalist and Author, shares a series of stories about discovering nature as a youth, a lifetime of Birding, and how to choose a path of conservation.
Working together for the common good is how I would advise people and it would be different in every circumstance which makes it unique and wonderful. ~ George Archibald, International Crane Foundation
We want to have an environment for ourselves that’s rich to enjoy with beautiful flowers, and habitats, and birds - like Cranes.” - Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder & Senior Conservationist, International Crane Foundation
The Feathered Flyer blog publishes human interest stories about birding and habitat conservation.
After watching, ‘My Painted Trillium Quest' by Tom Fishburn, Kim Langley, WCAS Member said, “Wonderful! It was a lift just knowing that such a site exists and is being protected!”
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