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Approximately 200 people came together October 27 at the Celebration Barn for Bur Oak Land Trust’s annual fundraising event, “Under a Cider Moon…a Celebration of Autumn.” People came from all over to bid on live and silent auction items, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and socialize with other community members in support of the Trust’s land conservation efforts.
It has been recognized for decades that windows create a high mortality rate amongst birds. They see a mirror-like reflection on the surface of the glass, of the sky and the landscape that is actually behind them, and crash into it at normal flight speed.
This Saturday begins this year’s annual Project Feederwatch, a great opportunity to put the time you spend looking out at your yard to use for citizen science.
When I am going to spend a day in a remote area – hiking, mapping, fishing, or searching for some rare plant, I often carry a compact kit that allows me to prepare cups of hot tea, accompanied by pieces of chocolate.