Date(s) - Sunday, April 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Natural History Society of Maryland
NATURE CONNECTIONS: Bird Friendly Communities
At this week’s free Nature Connections we will be learning all about creating bird friendly communities. When we create greenspaces in our urban environments such as landscapes with native plants and adopting architecture and lighting systems that reduce collisions, we can provide the greatest benefit to breeding birds and migrants seeking safe places to rest and find food during their remarkable journeys. Come learn what you can do for the birds!
1:15 pm/ Lindsey Jacks with Lights Out Baltimore
Saving Birds One Building at a Time
Every 9 seconds a bid strikes a building and dies. Lights Out Baltimore is a nonprofit project of the Baltimore Bird Club, with the goal of making Charm City safe for migratory birds. Lindsey Jacks will lead an engaging talk on how migratory birds are affected by light pollution and glass collisions, what species have been rescued downtown, which buildings have reduced collisions and light pollution, and how homeowners can save birds at their own homes.
2:30 pm/ Susie Creamer with Patterson Park Audubon Center
Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Baltimore
Patterson Park Audubon Center is a leader in improving Baltimore for birds and people. Their director, Susie Creamer will explore Audubon’s unique success stories of local wildlife gardens and why Baltimore’s Audubon Center has become a national model for multicultural bird conservation in the urban context. She will examine the innovative education programs and colorful projects to green Baltimore communities for the birds.