Screech owl nest box.Photo by Carol Meyer, Galaxy Press, Concord, Calif.
Your monitoring can help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology study climate change and nesting birds.
Anyone with one or more nest boxes can help scientists learn more about bird families and how they might be affected by climate change. Just register the nest box (or boxes) with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s NestWatch program at http://www.RegisterYourNestbox.org. It doesn’t cost anything but yields valuable information needed to better understand breeding birds and how their natural rhythms may be changing.
It’s that time again — time for the 31st Annual John Muir Conservation Award from the John Muir Association in Martinez.
I just received the following press release asking for nominations from the public. Check it out and then please get back to the John Muir Association and nominate anyone you think might fit the qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »
Brian Murphy sent me this interesting quote this morning:
“The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country!” — Attorney General John Mitchell, under Nixon, (1969-1972) during the first Earth Day 1970
Things have changed a little bit since then. — Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek