The work day originally scheduled for Saturday, March 25, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Nature writer, landscape historian, garden designer
March 20 | 5 p.m. | BSU’s AJ 175 Audubon members and friends are invited to a presentation by Kathryn Aalto—a New York Times best-selling nature writer, landscape historian, garden designer, and teacher—on March 20, 5 p.m., in room 175 of the Arts and Journalism building on the Ball State campus. Kathryn focuses on thoseContinue reading “Nature writer, landscape historian, garden designer”
Miss an RCAS program?
Some of our monthly programs are now available for viewing on YouTube! Go to http://www.youtube.com/@robertcooperaudubonsociety7325, turn up your volume, and enjoy!
Mounds State Park
April 8 | 9-11 a.m. Please join us for our next monthly bird walk at Mounds State Park on Saturday, April 8. Meet at the feeder viewing station inside the Visitors Center at 9 a.m. Binoculars will be provided. The following bird walk will be on May 13. Mounds State Park is located at 4306 Mounds Rd., Anderson. (PhotoContinue reading “Mounds State Park”
INDNR Nature Preserves: East Central Region
April 19 | 7 p.m. | Nature Lab & Zoom In April, Ryan Smith will speak about the Indiana Department of Natural Resource’s (INDNR) Division of Nature Preserves, with a focus on the preserves here in East Central Indiana. Ryan will tell us more about these important preserves—like Munsee Woods, Smith-Crisler Nature Preserve, Stout Woods,Continue reading “INDNR Nature Preserves: East Central Region”
Christmas Bird Count
For local Christmas Bird Count participants, on December 17, the day was highlighted with observations of a Northern Shrike, White-winged Scoter, Black-capped Chickadee, and, of course, lots and lots of European Starlings: 1,766, to be exact. Altogether, our counters observed 48 species and 3,680 individual birds. In cars, on foot, and in view of theirContinue reading “Christmas Bird Count”
Audubon Great Lakes Advocacy Day
Jan. 30 | 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Indiana Statehouse State legislators make important decisions that impact the lives of millions of birds and people in Indiana. Your voice is more important than ever as we head into a new legislative cycle. You’re invited to Audubon Great Lakes Advocacy Day at the Indiana Statehouse (200Continue reading “Audubon Great Lakes Advocacy Day”
Oct. Introduction to the world of orchid pollination: Following a tour of Ball State’s new Nature Lab, Carol Day, Orchid Curator of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, introduced us to the strategies that orchids use to entice hummingbirds, butterflies, and other insects to transfer pollen from one plant to another. Nov. Julian Grudens, a graduate studentContinue reading “2022-2023 season”
Forestry for the Birds
Last summer, a videographer for The Nature Conservancy spent some time with Dr. Kamal Islam and his students while they were in the field researching Cerulean Warblers in southern Indiana. The resulting 5-minute video, titled Forestry for the Birds, is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8BcRQoLPr0. Kamal, who is Professor of Wildlife Biology at Ball State UniversityContinue reading “Forestry for the Birds”
Article on human-goose conflicts
Seth Slabaugh, a retired reporter for The Star Press, recently published an article on human-goose conflicts on his website, Greater Muncie. It follows up on a presentation given by David Shearer, a PhD student in environmental sciences at Ball State University, at our January chapter meeting. (Photo by David Shearer.)