Lifelines May/Jun 2017

Passenger Pigeon Extinction; Children and Nature Play Days; Kevin Carlsen Retires; Crrown Hill Woods Update; ABAS Logo Gear; May Program: Savage Garden: The Demented World of Meat-eating Plants!; Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Lifelines May/Jun 2017 2017-04-30T13:12:53+00:00

Rookery Preserve Trip

There were plenty of Great Blue Herons to be seen and a wonderful talk by Amanda Smith of Hamilton County Parks and Recreation. It was very interesting to dive deeper into an individual species.

Rookery Preserve Trip 2017-04-29T12:43:00+00:00

Birdathon 2017 Begins!

We look forward to another great fundraising year to benefit the birds of Central Indiana thanks to our generous donors. With your help we will raise the $30,000+ necessary to fund our nine grant requests. This year we have 14 teams competing in the Big Day as well as fundraising. Details of the grant recipients, teams, and how to donate can be seen on the Birdathon Page.

Birdathon 2017 Begins! 2017-04-06T10:11:22+00:00

Passenger Pigeon Extinction State Historical Marker

The “Passenger Pigeon Extinction” Indiana State Historical Marker was dedicated in Metamora, Indiana on April 3rd, 2017. The last verified passenger pigeon in the wild was shot about five miles from here near Laurel on April 3, 1902.

Passenger Pigeon Extinction State Historical Marker 2017-03-30T14:49:39+00:00

Greenfield Birders Walk Schedule

Avid birders are starting to organize in Greenfield, about half an hour east of Indianapolis in Hancock County. See our Event Calendar page for scheduled walks!

Greenfield Birders Walk Schedule 2017-03-22T13:37:34+00:00

Oregon Dark-eyed Junco at Eagle Creek Ornithology Center

An Oregon Dark-eyed Junco has been frequenting their feeders for the past couple of months. This subspecies has a dark hood, a reddish back and light brownish flanks. Be sure to keep an eye out for this cool little bird if you visit the park!

Oregon Dark-eyed Junco at Eagle Creek Ornithology Center 2017-03-30T15:04:01+00:00

Please Help Save the Crown Hill Woods

Many Audubon members are aware that the Veterans Administration purchased a 14.75-acre forested tract of land in Crown Hill Cemetery with the intention to develop the site with columbaria to inter the remains of veterans. This tract is the core of an irreplaceable urban forest characterized in 2006 by DNR scientists as “a true high quality remnant of Indiana’s pre-settlement forest

Please Help Save the Crown Hill Woods 2017-03-31T09:07:32+00:00