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.
Islip Arts Council, in collaboration with Great South Bay Audubon Society, hosted Shakespeare in the Park on August 27.
Karen Andres is fairly new to to GSBAS. She is one of those hidden members who sends in her dues but hasn’t invested time into the organization.
OYSTER BAY, NY (June 2023)— The new Motus station installed at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Oyster Bay, NY will help track migratory birds by picking up radio signals from any bird with a radio tag that flies within several miles of the site.