Other news at the RCAS

Hummingbird Migration Celebration – Aug. 11

hummingbird logoThe first-ever Hummingbird Migration Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, near Connersville.   

Sponsored by the Indiana Audubon Society, this event will feature bird walks, hummingbird and songbird banding, lectures, children’s activities, and more, with a focus on celebrating the Ruby-throated Hummingbird!

Visit the event website to register and learn more about the day’s activities.  Through August 8, registration is $10 for adults 18 and over and free for youth 17 and under.  After August 8, registration goes up to $15 and $5, respectively. 


2018 Ride for the Mounds (Greenway) - Sept. 22
Bicycle tour of the White River corridor

White RiverJoin RCAS, the Hoosier Environmental Council, and other groups for a bicycle adventure – the 4th annual Ride for the Mounds (Greenway) – on Saturday, September 22

Mounds rideStarting and ending at Canoe Country in Daleville, we'll ride along scenic country roads, roughly following the course of the free-flowing West Fork White River. See the Mounds Greenway Corridor firsthand and all of the existing trails, parks, forests, and historic resources that the Mounds Greenway will conserve and connect.

Join us for the after-party, including an update on the project, food and drinks, and a chance to win some cool prizes, all followed by a campout and fireside camaraderie along our White River at Canoe Country.

Further details and registration coming soon! In the meantime, please mark Saturday, September 22, on your calendar. You won't want to miss this year's Ride for the Mounds!


Living Lightly Fair - Sept. 29

LLF logoThis year’s Living Lightly Fair – a resource fair for sustainable lifestyles – will be at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The day will include great speaker presentations, a green marketplace of vendors and exhibitors, music, children’s activities, yoga, and sustainably sourced lunch and snack options..

After the regular activities end at 4:00, you can participate in a solar tour that will visit Kennedy Library, the Unitarian Universalist Church, and a private residence, to see solar power systems in operation and ask questions of the owners.

As always, admission is FREE, so mark the date on your calendar and be sure to tell your friends!

More details to come!


bird feederAttracting backyard birds

Want to know how to get attract colorful, native birds to your backyard? Read this article by Sarah McKillip, president emeritus of the RCAS, which appeared in the Muncie Journal. It'll give you great tips about food, water, and shelter! (Photo by Tom Harbron.)

 

bird app
Audubon Bird Guide app

The National Audubon Society has released an updated version of its Audubon Bird Guide app and it’s  FREE to bird-lovers nationwide!

With 821 species profiles and 3200+ bird photos, Audubon’s award-winning app instantly turns any mobile device into the most trusted field guide in North America.

To download the Bird Guide, go to www.audubon.org/apps.


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