Please help us oppose a proposed house that will impact Washington Grove

Please help us oppose a proposed house that will impact Washington Grove

Please help us oppose a proposed house that will intrude on Washington Grove devastating the birds and our birding fun in Washington Grove at Cobb’s Hill Park.

I want to alert you to a proposed new build on the border of Washington Grove in Cobb’s Hill that will have a devastating impact to all who currently enjoy the grove.

Bird habitats and wildlife will be disrupted.

It would be very close to the southern trail therefore impacting the serenity of park users and create an awkward situation of walking very close to the residence when utilizing that trail.

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October: Scott Weidensaul - "Birds Matter. Period."

Oct 12, 2017

October: Scott Weidensaul - "Birds Matter. Period."

By the time Foster E.L. Beal died in 1916, the eminent ornithologist had poked through the stomachs of more than 37,000 birds, trying to decipher by their diets which were "good" and which were "bad." More than a century later, we're still making economic arguments for why birds matter -- and writer and researcher Scott Weidensaul is tired of it.
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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Oct 14, 2017

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll look for migrant ducks, owls, and various passerines in this “Get to Know Iroquois in Autumn” trip.
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Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

Oct 15, 2017

Hamlin Beach State Park Field Trip

We’ll start off walking wooded and brushy areas of the park, looking for thrushes, sparrows, and maybe a half-hardy warbler or two. After that, we’ll stop by the Lake Watch to view ducks on the water and in flight, learning about the Lake Watch process as we share scopes.
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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Male © Richard Ashworth

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A bit like May in reverse, this is the height of fall migration.  The woods fill with songbirds, the ponds with ducks, the lake with waterfowl, and the mudflats with shorebirds – all headed south.  September is the peak time to observe fall warblers and vireos, and most of the thrushes. Read more »

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Chestnut-sided Warbler - Highland Park - © Dick Horsey - Sep 07, 2017

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