Mission Statement

Bearing Witness to Local Natural History-- from the wildness of Indiana

Friday, January 18, 2013

16th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count 2013

The 2013 GBBC is coming in February!

 GBBC Website

Hey Birdwatchers! The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. This citizen science program contributes to bird conservation and research.
Everyone is welcome--from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds. 
Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period. They enter these numbers on the GBBC website.

Locally, I will be conducting a GBBC Workshop on February 5, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the County Administration Bldg. in Martinsville, Indiana through the Morgan County Soil & Water Conservation District. The workshop will include info on how to collect and input data and identify birds. It is free but we would like you to register by calling 765-349-2060.

If you are not in this area, please take time to participate! It can take as little as 15 minutes.

For more info on the GBBC: www.birdsource.org/gbbc.

I will post reminders in the future! You can also LIKE my Facebook Page and follow news, photos, education, & happenings

It is a great citizen science project to be involved in and help contribute to science and conservation!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Beauty of Tree Tops

Joni L. James/HeronWatch Nature Programs

                    Nothing is so beautiful as the tree tops.
                                 -- Henry David Thoreau