Nearly one third of North Americas’ birds have vanished in the last 50 years. "Study after study has shown that habitat loss and degradation are the primary threats to healthy bird populations. Nothing else comes close," Dr. Gregory S. Butcher, International Migratory Species Coordinator, U. S. Forest Service. We are a conservation education organization that teaches people of all ages how to create habitat.
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May 1, 2022
Should We Play God? By Doug Tallamy
February 21, 2022
Earlier this year, our Board of Directors voted unanimously to bring back the birding festival which our Director, Kay Charter and President, Dave Barrons, originally produced from 2011-2015 for the Leelanau County Chamber of Commerce.
November 1, 2021
Signs of hope for western monarchs? Reports from overwintering sites in coastal California indicate western monarchs are returning in greater numbers than last year, with hundreds at some sites and thousands at others, giving hope for the struggling population. More than 9,000 monarchs have been recorded at a pair of sites that last year hosted less than 300 between them. ...
October 8, 2021
Very good news for birds, butterflies and other North American creatures: South Carolina has banned the sale of invasive Bradford pear trees.