Posted by: Pam, at RML | August 29, 2014

Notes from a wild summer at home…

Phil Witmer at Birders film on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Phil Witmer at Birders film on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday night we screened the last film of our first Wild Summer Conservation Film Series, Birders: The Central Park Effect. Of the three screenings that we had this summer, I think this was the one that struck an emotional cord with all of us. We even clapped! Many thanks to Phil Witmer (and his wife, Bonnie) of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Bird Club who were there to talk about the film. All 3 films are now part of our DVD collection and you can check them out if you missed them.

All of our events brought many people together for lots of fun! We shared our passion for the care and conservation of our ecosystem, the caring, feeding, and protection of wildlife, and our commitment to not using chemicals in our gardens. We visited gardens, planted milkweed for the Monarchs and mint for the bees, and got up-close with peregrine falcons. Beekeeper Warren Graham visited us and so did Phil Wallis, Executive Director of Audubon PA.

Kathleen Pollack, my Library co-worker and member of the steering committee of Radnor Bird Town, shared my excitement all summer long as we lined-up our ducks for every event. Kathleen brought the best cookies to all the films, and it was Kathleen and I who officially declared the Wild Summer Conservation Film Series, a success! We may just do it again next year…

Our partnership with Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town and Radnor Township’s EAC fueled our “wild summer” road trip,  taking us away with the birds, the bees, and back home again to our own backyards. This is the summer I found out about all the threats to wildlife, especially the birds and the bees, and learned what I can do to help them.

If you’ve been on your own road trip, then Welcome Home! Check your milkweed…the Monarchs have been house-hunting while you were gone.

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

See you at the Library,

Pam

 

Registration Desk for the Radnor Community Eco Tour on 6/21/14, co-sponsored with Radnor Conservancy

Registration Desk for the Radnor Community Eco Tour on 6/21/14, co-sponsored with Radnor Conservancy

 

Phil Wallis from Audubon PA introducing The Lost Bird Project film on 6/25/14

Phil Wallis from Audubon PA introducing The Lost Bird Project film on 6/25/14

 

 

Loving the mint plants we gave away at Vanishing of the Bees film on 7/30/14

Loving the mint plants we gave away at Vanishing of the Bees film on 7/30/14

 

 

Dwight Lasure with his peregrine falcon on 6/14/14.  Wow.

Dwight Lasure with his peregrine falcon on 6/14/14. Wow.

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Warren Graham, Master Beekeeper, at Vanishing of the Bees film

 

Colin Hingley and John Miller with the milkweed from Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Colin Hingley and John Miller  with the milkweed from Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens


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