How You Can Help Woodland Birds
The Windham Regional Woodlands Association and the Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society are sponsoring an illustrated lecture ‘The Birds in Your Woods: How You Can Help Them,’ on Friday, March 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. This presentation by Dr. Robert Engel, Marlboro College Professor of Biology Emeritus, is especially timely because the welfare of many of our beloved ground-nesting and other forest-dependent birds – including Vermont’s state bird, the hermit thrush – is increasingly challenged due, in part, to neglect or mismanagement of our forest land. Engel will discuss the important role that woodland birds, including thrushes, warblers, flycatchers, grouse, woodpeckers, owls and hawks, play in the ecosystem and point out some straight-forward management approaches to help restore and maintain local woodlands for these valued birds. The program will be held at the Vermont Learning Collaborative, located at 471 Route 5, Dummerston. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arthur Westing at 802-387-2152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.