Earth Day -
Please join us for our annual Earth Day clean up and celebration on April 20 from 9 - 3 at the Center. In the morning volunteers will be working on garden clean up, invasive plant removal and river clean up. Garden clean up involves weeding, cleaning and clearing beds and some planting. Invasive removal will focus on garlic mustard and honeysuckle. The river is always littered with trash from orange road barrels to plastic chairs and water bottles. Last year the amount of litter removed from the river was astonishing.
If you would like to volunteer in the morning please rsvp to Anne Balogh at firstname.lastname@example.org If you are willing to give of your time from 9 - noon, then GIAC would like to invite you to stay for lunch. Volunteers must rsvp to be included in the lunch count.
International Migratory Bird Day Celebration
Special presentation by Dr. Gary Langham, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center- May 10 & 11
Hummingbirds will be the star at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center during their International Migratory Bird Celebration!
Friday, May 10th, starting at 7pm, the center will host National Audubon's Chief Scientist, Dr. Gary Langham, who will introduce Audubon's exciting NEW citizen science program, Hummingbirds at Home. The presentation will be followed by a screening of NATURE's Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air. For more info, and to RSVP for the May 10th presentation, please contact Amy Boyd at email@example.com, 614-545-5486.
Saturday, May 11, the celebration continues! Bring the family for hummingbird -themed educational and family fun activities, a native plant sale, planting of a portion of our Audubon at Home demo garden with hummingbird friendly plants, food trucks, and art vendors! The fee is $1 per person; kids age three and under are free.
Nearly all of the hummingbirds found in the US and Canada are migrants - making a yearly epic journey from the tropics of Central America north to breed and back again. Along the way hummingbirds visit our yards, looking for nectar from our gardens and feeders to help fuel their journey. Hummingbirds at Home is a brand new citizen science initiative that is fun, family-friendly and easy. It is the first mobile app-based citizen science program launched by Audubon and will also feature a website where people can track, report on and follow the hummingbird migration in real time. Anyone can participate - from using their smart phones to report a single sighting, to documenting hummingbird activity in their communities throughout the life of the project. The data collected will help us understand how climate change, flowering patterns and feeding by people are impacting hummingbirds.