WAS News

Cheltenham Township is an Audubon Bird Town!

Representatives from Audubon Pennsylvania and the Wyncote Audubon Society present the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners with signs that recognize the community as an Audubon Bird Town. The board adopted a resolution to become at Bird Town at the recommendation of the Cheltenham Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). A perfect complement to the Cheltenham Sustainability Plan, becoming a Bird Town will both highlight the township’s ecological resources and extend environmental outreach and education. Pictured [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00July 20th, 2016|

Wyncote Audubon Receives the TTF Legacy Award

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00June 15th, 2016|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00June 10th, 2016|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00May 30th, 2016|

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. [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00May 14th, 2016|

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; [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00June 22nd, 2015|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00June 7th, 2015|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:21-04:00June 1st, 2015|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:21-04:00April 21st, 2015|