Join us on Monday May 13 for our next meeting, featuring HBC’s own John Van de Graaff focusing on spring migration, with a show of his favorite images evoking the season. And between now and then comes Mass Audubon’s annual Birdathon from 6 PM Friday through 6 PM Saturday, then HBC’s trip to Mineral Springs Conservation Area on Sunday!
Another successful Valley Family Bird Festival was sponsored by HBC, SWCA (formerly New England Environmental) and Mass Audubon at Arcadia.
About 300 people showed up for the event which included Tom Ricardi’s educational program on raptors and interactive activities for families on bird migration, bird adaptations to their food choices, bird behavior & bird art. There were 3 well-attended bird walks and a indoor talk on bird watching for beginners.
Thanks to Lissa Gantner for hosting the HBC information table and helping with setting up and putting away tables, chairs & tents. Also, thanks to Betsy for staffing the HBC Boutique.
Mass Audubon’s Patti Steinman provided the volunteers for parking & guiding the activities.
Seems the birds wanted in on the event as well. Many species of warblers, vireos, sparrows, and even loons were in attendance.