Prospect Park Bird Sightings & North Brooklyn Nature News
A newsboard for reporting bird sightings, happenings & announcements,miscellany in north Brooklyn and the 3 main central north Brooklyn green regions : historic Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden & north half of Kings County, & Greenwood Cemetery.A service for Brooklyn birders and visitors. Also note: Conservation issues & miscellany posts.
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On sale now good for wildlife refuges you visit requiring entry fees you can bypass if you place the stamp on your dashboard.
The stamp features Black bellied Whistling Ducks in a beautiful way
But more importantly you contribute to duck and bird conservation, over one billion dollars raised since 1936. The first stamp I believed was drawn by Ding Darling who has a refuge named after him in Sanibel Island Florida.
-----Original Message----- From: membership <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Fri, Jun 26, 2020 3:32 pm Subject: July 5th Prospect Park Cleanup
Our June 14th cleanup was such a success we're doing it again! Sunday July 5th, 9AM with meeting locations at the Well house and Grand Army Plaza. (Please see attached flyer.)
To those of you who attended last time thank you for your service and I hope to see you again on the 5th. A special thanks to all of you who have continued to maintain your patch and tag the BBC on social media. The Park has taken notice and I hope your stewardship will give us more say in decisions that shape conservation issues in Prospect moving forward. For those that couldn't make the 14th I hope to see you next week.
We will provide hand sanitizer, garbage bags, gloves and first come first serve grabbers. If you borrowed a grabber please remember to bring it with you. And don't forget your mask!
A big BBC thank you to Ann Murray who will be donating work gloves to our effort.
Be well, be safe and we hope to see you on the 5th!
-----Original Message----- From: Brooklyn Bridge Park <email@example.com> To: prosbird <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 12:30 PM Subject: Celebrate National Pollinator Week!
Pollination Home Activities and Resources from our Environmental Education Center
Celebrate National Pollinator Week!
Photo by Alexa Steedman
Pollinator's are a valuable part of the Park's ecosystem and essential for our gardens to thrive. Without them, we wouldn't have the colorful mosaic of flowers and plants that make Brooklyn Bridge Park so special.
In honor of National Pollinator Week, the Conservancy's Environmental Education Center has provided a handful of resources for you to celebrate at home, or when safely socially distancing in the Park. Explore our roundup of educational crafts, activities, and literature below.
The Conservancy's programming is reliant on private support. Given the new realities of COVID-19 and social distancing, gifts to the Conservancy's programming matter more than ever, and you can give by clicking here.
From the comfort of your home, explore Brooklyn Bridge Park flora and fauna! With photos, videos, and fun facts embedded in an interactive pollination map, there is something for all ages to discover and learn. Click here to access.
From our friends at the Honeybee Conservancy — check out their Abuzz Guide, a fun, educational magazine for kids to learn about the lives of bees and urban beekeeping. You can also check out other STEAM resources and lesson plans on their Education page.
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A tern sterna species was visiting Greenwood cemetery's Crescent Water the past two days. Second hand reports only came today after a photo was finally obtained revealing the species to be a Forsters Tern.
This species is most likely seen at inland ponds despite the fact Brooklyn's freshwater spots are quite near saltwaters to attract Common Tern.
Saving birds requires saving the insects that host on NATIVE plants evolved over eons...90% of NA songbirds are insect eaters.A Must see video..Plant Native and weed the ornamentals and non natives..don't buy nursery stuff that pushes colorful non native plants..
PS Insects are declining worldwide due to native plant loss and pesticides and fertilizers and rampant spraying of yards for mosquitoes ( not necessary , there are better ways like larvicide.. and dragonfly garden habitat you can design or bat houses)