Mon February 11, 2013
Earth Calendar for February 11th and February 12th
The 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place from Friday, February 15th through Monday, February 18th.
Each year, volunteers across the country tally the birds they see in backyards, parks and natural areas. Last year, GBBC participants totaled more than 17 million observations and identified 623 species! Counting birds during GBBC helps scientists gain a snapshot of how winter bird populations are changing across North America. Collecting all this data would be impossible without the help of thousands of volunteers. Anyone can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count by tallying birds for at least 15 minutes on any day of the count. Simple instructions for counting and reporting birds are available at the Birdsource website. You can also find regional bird checklists, photo galleries, resources for kids.
On Our Calendar:
Nothing like a test of survival skills to motivate people to get outdoors! The Winter Challenge will include all that adults need to know how to make it through winter in the wild. The Hamilton County Parks program will be offered Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. through Sunday, February 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Winton Woods Adventure Outpost. Take the challenge to see if you can survive in the wild. More information at Greatparks.org