Our Nature Preserve Provides Birds with an Essential Habitat
Why Do Birds Matter? The responses come from the March-April 2013 Audubon magazine.
“No other creature can transcend earth, evoke beauty, inspire dreams and ground us in nature as does the smallest bird.” –Julie Sacco, Director of North Park Village Nature Center.
“Birds are amazing creatures . . . Some accomplish incredible flights across thousands of miles. Some have adapted to their environments in intriguing ways. We have much science to learn from all of them. –Phillip Witmer, Board treasurer, Buck County Audubon Society.
“As one has said some time ago, all birds are the “canary in the coal mine” for our environment. We need to pay attention to the birds around us to recognize environmental changes and problems. –Laurence L. Falk, Nebraska.
“Birds matter because we can matter to them. By protecting or restoring habitat, keeping our cats indoors, curbing pesticide use and using BirdTape on our windows, we can help keep common birds common and bend the curve on population loss for threatened and endangered species.” –Carl Schwartz, Coordinator, Bird City, Wisconsin
Our Park Advisory Committee members also believe that birds matter. We hope you find joy in the birds' activities, songs, and colors as you walk the preserve paths. We also hope you help us maintain a supportive habitat, especially by staying on the paths and keeping your dogs at home.
You are invited to report any bird sightings on ebird as you enjoy the preserve.
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