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Two-part program on wetland restoration and nest-box monitoring

Date(s) - Tue Mar 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bellwood-Antis Public Library


“Northern Blair County Rec Center Wetland Restoration and Education Project” presented by Angela Spagnoli and “What Can We Learn From Monitoring PA State Park Nest Boxes?” by Dr. Laura Palmer

Angela Spagnoli will be presenting an update on her restoration project of the Northern Blair County Rec Center wetland. She will discuss how she used funding from the 1st Annual JVAS Earth Day Birding Classic to aid in the removal of invasive plant species and the planting of native species. Additionally, she will review conducted surveys, prepared reports, and future planning involving the site.

Dr. Palmer will discuss her involvement with the Cavity-Nesting Trail Program run by the Pennsylvania State Parks.  In addition to being a volunteer trail monitor, Dr. Palmer has begun to analyze approximately a decade’s worth of data collected by state park volunteers.  She will also talk about a recent pilot study aimed at measuring nest box temperatures during the Eastern Bluebird breeding season.  This project was also supported by funding from the 1st Annual JVAS Earth Day Birding Classic.

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