Crow’s Nest: For the Birds

January 25, 2014

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

Winter is hard on the wildlife around us, yet they are amazingly adapted to it. We put out bird seed, suet, and have a heated bird bath—along with planting lots of native plants—to improve the habitat in our yard, and to give ourselves an opportunity to observe them up close.

I’ll be giving a talk exclusively for Natural Lands members on February 4 at Crow’s Nest as part of Your Big Year: New Birders Workshop Series. We’ll talk about food, water and shelter but also the big picture: what native plants to add to your landscape that support birds directly or that feed the insects that birds eat.

Please note that this meeting will be held in our barn workshop at 401 Piersol Road, Elverson; parking is available behind the barn (this is about a third of a mile north on Piersol Road from the visitor center barn).