WAS News

Highland Elementary School Creates Bird Habitat

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 [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|WAS News|Comments Off on Highland Elementary School Creates Bird Habitat

A Busy May at Crosswicks Sanctuary

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 [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Crosswicks Updates, WAS News|Comments Off on A Busy May at Crosswicks Sanctuary

Connecting Students Through Migratory Birds

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. [...]

By | May 14th, 2016|WAS News|Comments Off on Connecting Students Through Migratory Birds

Annual Christmas Bird Count

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

By | December 19th, 2015|WAS News|Comments Off on Annual Christmas Bird Count

WAS Receives Grant

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; [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|WAS News|Comments Off on WAS Receives Grant

WAS at “Arts in the Park”

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 [...]

By | June 7th, 2015|WAS News|Comments Off on WAS at “Arts in the Park”

Germantown Academy Senior Creates Bird Guide for Nature Preserve

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 [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|WAS News|Comments Off on Germantown Academy Senior Creates Bird Guide for Nature Preserve

DVOC’s BirdPhilly – 1st Ever Philadelphia Bird Race!

Along with the DVOC’s BirdPhilly initiative we have a new birding event taking place right here in southeastern PA, called the Philadelphia Bird Race (PBR). Covering Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, birders (beginners, youngsters, and experts alike) are invited to participate and support the spotlighted causes. Participants have the option of partaking in [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|WAS News|Comments Off on DVOC’s BirdPhilly – 1st Ever Philadelphia Bird Race!

The Facts about Cats

Whatever you think about cats (and I personally love them), they can wreak havoc in the world. For their health and safety and that of the many other natural creatures who share this world will us,read this article published recently in the NY Times. . Be a responsible guardian.

By | February 1st, 2013|WAS News|Comments Off on The Facts about Cats

WAS dedicates Park Bench to Henry Kurtz at Fort Washington State Park

Well, it finally happened, just before the rain started. The Henry Keller Kurtz memorial bench was dedicated. The local Kurtzes all turned up, with all sorts of goodies for lunch. They were setting up the picnic tables under the trees as I arrived. At 11:00 AM we gathered on the Militia Hill hawk watch deck [...]

By | May 18th, 2008|Fort Washington State Park, Hawk Watch Updates, WAS News|Comments Off on WAS dedicates Park Bench to Henry Kurtz at Fort Washington State Park