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
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.
Thanks to the more than 20 people who came out to today's Warbler ID Workshop at Cool Creek Park!
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.
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.
Kevin has left a lasting impact on many park visitors and birdwatchers in his 17+ years at Eagle Creek.
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!
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!
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
Birdathon 2016 has promoted our mission to benefit the enjoyment and stewardship of the birds of central Indiana by funding eight