Volunteers for the National Audubon Society have been conducting the seasonal counts since 1900.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Harry Funk
Friday, December 28, 2012
This time of year is for the birds, as far as the National Audubon Society is concerned. The society has undertaken annual Christmas bird counts since 1900, collecting data to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. This year's bird count is the 113th to be conducted, but it’s the first for volunteers organized by the Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley Heights. They’ll gather early Saturday to keep their eyes on the sky. “We were approached last year by a gentleman who that has run, organized and participated in the Christmas bird count for the last 35 years,” explained Stacey Widenhofer, environmental educator at the nature center. John Orndorff had served as the leader, or count compiler, for the …
Temperatures today may hit 72 degrees, and signs of spring are popping up all over. Send us your photos, and help to perk up your neighbors!
Winter might not officially end until Tuesday, but with the sun finally emerging and the mercury climbing into the 70s, it's feeling a lot like spring. Have you spotted any signs of spring the Sewickley area? Crocuses peeking up in your yard? Daffodils or trees in bloom? Robins alighting outside your windows? Share your photos with your neighbors by adding them to this gallery. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. If you don't have a photo, you can still share your thoughts on what marks the arrival of spring in the Sewickley Valley. Whether it's hearing the birds chirp again or seeing more people peel off winter boots and exchange them for sneakers and a stroll, leave your comments below.