|Greetings from the Beidler Forest Audubon Center!|
Happy 2021 to each of you – I hope your new year is off to a great start. It has been a remarkable winter for us at Beidler. We’ve seen the water levels fluctuate from high to low and back up again in the swamp. We’ve had huge flocks of blackbirds, including the declining Rusty Blackbird, roosting in the swamp at night and foraging in nearby agricultural fields during the day. Our bird feeders, sponsored by our friends at Wild Birds Unlimited, have been descended upon by large numbers of finches, including dozens of Pine Siskins (check out our “Species Spotlight” below).
And perhaps most importantly, we’ve welcomed back hundreds of visitors to the boardwalk. We’ve been heartened by all of our Beidler visitors, some longtime and others new, who’ve made their way to the swamp over the last few months. We’ve missed seeing your faces and hearing your voices, and we feel so glad to once again share this special place with those that love it as much as we do!
This spring, we are hoping to expand our open hours and offer some socially-distant programs, including canoe trips. Please continue to check our website for details on how to plan your next visit to the swamp!
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