The Effects of this Harsh Summer Weather
This was a challenging summer weather-wise with unprecedented drought and heat. I lost many of my “bird staples” this summer. All my blueberries dies, I lost my whole crop of Elderberr y and I doubt I will see any fruit on my Viburnum – all things I count on for my backyard birds. The Coneflower and Black Eyed Susan are shriveled. It will be unlikely that there will be seeds sitting on those flowers for winter feeding.
Be aware in the coming months that there will likely be less for birds and other wildlife to forage this winter. Consider purchasing quality food and high energy suet to help your birds through the winter.
2023 GSBAS Annual Dinner: Huge Success!
The weather was slightly rainy and cold and most of our fine feathered friends were nestled in, but our friends at the Great South Bay Audubon Society were flocking together at the Annual Dinner in Bay Shore.
I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.
Field Trip to West End Jones Beach Recap
Twenty members and friends joined our club outing on Feb 12. The date was rescheduled from the near ZERO temperatures the weekend before and we were rewarding with temperatures around 50 degrees!