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Wyncote Audubon Receives the TTF Legacy Award

By | June 15th, 2016|WAS News|

Representatives from the Wyncote Audubon Board accept the TTF Legacy Award from Julie Slavet, Executive Director of the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership. Pictured from left to right are Anthony Bellmon of PA Representative Boyle’s office, WAS Board members Rich Conroy, Martin Selzer, Robin Irizarry, Jennifer Sherwood, Janet Starwood, and Leigh Altadonna with Julie Slavet [...]

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Highland Elementary School Creates Bird Habitat

By | June 10th, 2016|WAS News|

Highland Elementary School has worked diligently over the past two years to establish an “Audubon Bird Habitat.” Students from various grade levels have worked to clean out invasive plants and weeds and put in native plants and feeders to attract birds and butterflies. This was a group effort including parents, teachers, students from senior give [...]

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A Busy May at Crosswicks Sanctuary

By | May 30th, 2016|Crosswicks Updates, WAS News|

Volunteers from the area branches of BB&T Bank arepictured here with Jennifer Sherwood (center), the Wyncote Audubon Society Crosswicks Sanctuary Chair. Twenty BB&T volunteers worked over the course of two full days to establish native plants in the “Zucker Glade” at the Sanctuary. BB&T selected Crosswicks as a “Lighthouse Project” and contributed $1,000 in plants and supplies. During [...]

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Connecting Students Through Migratory Birds

By | May 14th, 2016|WAS News|

Greta Brunschwyler, Executive Director of Briar Bush Nature Center, also serves as Secretary of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Briar Bush Nature Center cosponsored ourInternational Migratory Bird Day effort with our Audubon Adventures students. Here she helps a Cheltenham Elementary School Audubon Bird Club student with the identification of a warbler that visited the water feature at the Griscom Bird Observatory. [...]

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Field Trip Report: Belleplain State Park

By | May 2nd, 2016|Filed Trip Updates|

On Saturday night I made the decision to run the field trip knowing the forecast for Sunday was not promising. On the Wyncote Audubon Facebook Page I posted the following: “Conditions for our field trip will be less than optimal. I plan on donning my rain gear, bringing my umbrella and giving it a try but I [...]

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Annual Christmas Bird Count

By | December 19th, 2015|WAS News|

Thanks to everyone who participated in our annual Christmas Bird Count. Be sure to get your totals in to compiler, Andy Fayer.      

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Free Audubon Bird Guide App Now Available

By | October 1st, 2015|Audubon News|

National Audubon has released an updated version of it Audubon Bird Guide app and it is now being offered free . To download free App.

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WAS Receives Grant

By | June 22nd, 2015|WAS News|

The Wyncote Audubon Society was recently awarded a grant from the National Audubon Society to work on a project in the “Pennypack Important Bird Area.” Pictured above is the Pennypack IBA Stewardship Team that includes (from left to right) Dave Robertson, Executive Director of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust; Scott Morgan, Superintendent of Lorimer Park; [...]

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WAS at “Arts in the Park”

By | June 7th, 2015|WAS News|

Wyncote Audubon participated in this year’s “Arts in the Park” event that took place on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at High School Park in Elkins Park, Cheltenham Township. Janet Starwood, Wyncote's Audubon Bird Town Committee Co-chair, and Leigh Altadonna, Wyncote Audubon President, participated along with the Tookany Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership, The Cheltenham Township Environmental [...]

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Germantown Academy Senior Creates Bird Guide for Nature Preserve

By | June 1st, 2015|WAS News|

Jack Beltz, Germantown Academy’s resident bird watcher, stands in front of the school’s nature preserve. Montgomery Media staff photo / ERIC DEVLIN For his Academy Scholars project, Germantown Academy (GA) senior Jack Beltz created a comprehensive bird guide to GA’s Preserve, which features six acres of reclaimed wetlands, wet meadows and forests in [...]

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