Fable of 10 White Kittens

I have always wanted beautiful long hair white kittens. When my adoption center announced that it had ten, I was there in a New York minute. They were so happy I would adopt 10. “Just a few questions,” they said. “Will you give them a good safe home?” “Of course, I said, but there areContinue reading “Fable of 10 White Kittens”

Turning Off Home Lights Does Not Save Birds

          Turning Off Home Lights:  NO Scientific Justification  Jim Cubie Ornithology Center at Muhlenberg College I followed this quote, “make a big difference” all the way back to its source. When asked the question,  “How could this be?” I was referred to the Van Doren paper.  It is the only study showing that light management in a buildingContinue reading “Turning Off Home Lights Does Not Save Birds”

New National Audubon Native Plant Advice Is A Big Deal

Did you notice the change at the PLANTSFORBIRDS page at National Audubon’s site?  It is very important.  Here’s the new text. “And, if you’re attracting birds using native plants, you will want to ensure that your space is bird-friendly in every way. Visit our Reducing Collisions page to learn more about protecting birds from collisions with glass.Continue reading “New National Audubon Native Plant Advice Is A Big Deal”

Native Plants for Birds: It’s A Different Strategy

I am a strong supporter of native plants for birds. The native plant promotion system we developed in our club has been very successful – 45% of members have planted native plants. It is also at this site: https://ornithologycenter.com/freeplans/ Doug Tallamy calls on those of us who love native plants to protect the birds weContinue reading “Native Plants for Birds: It’s A Different Strategy”

Bird Friendly Must Start With Bird Safe or Native Plant Efforts Will Fail.

Will Our Native Plant Efforts Not Help Birds? “This is critical strategic thinking” Doug Tallamy. Deadly window strikes may offset any gains from native plantings.

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