Conservation Articles and News

June 4, 2017
Prothonotary Warbler right - Photo Earl Harrison

Shifting Seasons Hurting Birds

Global warming has shifted our seasons. Spring, as defined by the timing of leaf-growing in plants, is coming earlier in eastern North America. And it’s not […]
May 7, 2017
Sandhill Cranes in Flight - Photo Earl Harrison

Video: Sandhill Cranes Lift Off

There’s nothing like being there….watching thousands upon thousands of Sandhill Cranes take off at sunrise from the Platte River in Nebraska. But most of us can’t […]
May 3, 2017
Swamp Milkweed - Photo Aaron Carlson

Why Native Plants?

Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard it: plant native plants! But you may be asking why? What’s so special about native plants for birds? Don’t birds like […]
May 2, 2017
Magnolia Warbler - Photo Earl Harrison

Bring Birds to Your Yard

Audubon’s Web site has a great Guide to Luring Warblers, Tanagers, Orioles, and Grosbeaks to Your Yard.  There’s really no secret: if you landscape with native […]
April 24, 2017
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Earl Harrison

Make Your Own Birdbath

Native plants are a great place to start when welcoming birds, but there are many other easy ways to attract birds — like putting out a […]