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March 15, 2021 Program

7:00 p.m.

BACKYARD BIRDS: A Virtual Field Trip

Laura and Mike Jackson live on the lower flanks of Tussey Mountain in Bedford County, where they manage their 114-acre, mostly wooded property for wildlife and healthy, sustainable habitats.  In 2010, they donated a conservation easement to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy so their property can’t be subdivided or developed.  As Pennsylvania Forest Stewards, they volunteer to help other landowners to maintain their forests.

Join Laura as she leads a virtual tour of her backyard, featuring native plants, different water features, and a diversity of wild visitors ranging from black bears to nesting black-capped chickadees. Both Laura and her husband, Mike, enjoy nature photography, so the program features photos of plants and animals on their property.

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COVID-19 News

As we prepare during the next couple of months for the spring season of activities, we will continue to monitor the virus situation and determine if GWVAS activities, including future meetings, should be cancelled or held via Zoom when possible. Please visit our Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date information concerning GWVAS activities.


**Important Announcement**

After becoming aware that organizations similar to the GWVAS require participants in certain activities to sign a liability release form, the GWVAS Officers and Directors have decided to follow the lead of those organizations by requiring that those participating in certain in-person activities sign a release form. While we apologize for the inconvenience, we are trying to act in the Chapter’s best interests.

A downloadable release form in pdf format is available by clicking HERE. We ask that participants complete the form in advance and that they bring the completed form to the activity. For those who lack internet access, or who otherwise are unable to obtain and complete the form in advance, we will have blank forms available at the activity location.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience as we weather these uncertain times.


For information concerning other GWVAS activities, please Contact the GWVAS.

Thank you for your understanding.

We hope to be back soon.

Until then, socially distantly enjoy the outdoors whenever you can.

Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society