You're not alone: Majority support for Clean Power Plan
The administration recently announced the Clean Power Plan, which includes regulations to limit the production of greenhouse gasses (carbon dioxide). Some media coverage might suggest that those supporting regulation of greenhouse gasses are in the minority, but a recent poll suggests just the opposite: those of us who support regulation of greenhouse gasses are in a strong majority in swing states. Learn more about what others think at the report on the Audubon Web site. (Scroll down the page to the Climate Corner section to see information about the poll.)
Bird Walk for Beginners Canceled
The Bird Walk for Beginners scheduled for this Saturday, August 15, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center has been canceled. Construction will make it difficult to access the Center on that day.
Swift Count Update for September
Local swift counts in August were successful, with hundreds of swifts seen entering chimneys at two locations (Dublin and Clintonville). Here's updated information for our September counts:
In Dublin, the next Swift Count will be on September 12 (rain date September 13) at 6:30 pm. All Dublin counts are at Sells Middle School, 150 W Bridge St. Meet behind the 1919 building and in front of the tennis courts.
In Clintonville, Swift Counts have been moved to Bishop Watterson High School, where well over 200 swifts have been counted each night. Check back in early September for the date of the next count.
In Westerville, the next count will be on Friday, September 11 at 6:30 pm. Our crack team in Westerville is monitoring the known sites and will set the location for the count in early September, depending on where the best numbers are being seen in the area. There will be handouts and study skins at the count for added learning.
For all counts, bring your binoculars, a chair or other seat if you like, and insect repellant just in case.