Whoo Benefits from Grassland Birds?

Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Fort Miller Reformed Church
1239 Fort Miller Rd
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Description: 

Grassland birds benefit ALL of us.  Unfortunately, the birds – and the grasslands they depend on - are disappearing from our countryside at an alarming rate.  Short-eared owls, Northern harriers, Eastern meadowlarks and Grasshopper sparrows are just a few of the grassland bird species who have seen their populations plummet by 70% - 90% or more! 

Grassland birds prey on insects and rodents that damage and destroy crops or carry diseases such as Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.  They share their habitat with bees and butterflies needed to pollinate fruits, vegetables, hay and other crops.  Farmers and gardeners would see their crop yields decrease without the FREE ecological services these birds provide! 

Join Fort Miller Meeting House and Friends of the IBA (FIBA) at 7pm on February 8th to learn about these birds and FIBA’s work to conserve their habitat.  Presented by FIBA Executive Director Laurie LaFond.  Light refreshments will be served.

Friends of the IBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust conserving critical habitat New York's endangered, threatened and at-risk grassland birds.  The organization is currently working to purchase critical habitat in the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA).