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Hi VTBirders,*

*Due to inclement weather, the lecture scheduled for tonight (Friday,
February 25) has been postponed and will now take place on Friday, April
15.  This lecture was announced on VTBird last week.  Please see below for
more details.



*Mountain Birdwatch 2.0**
**Friday, February 25, 7:00 pm** **(postponed)**
New Date: Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm** **
*High elevation conifer forests of the Northeast support a distinctive bird
assemblage and are threatened by airborne pollutants and human-related
development.  In addition, mountain forests of the Northeast are under
pressure from recreational development, cell tower construction, windfarm
development, acid rain, and climate change.  Mountain Birdwatch(MBW) was
launched in the spring of 2000 in order to establish a long-term monitoring
program for Bicknell's Thrush and other montane forest birds.  Jude Scarl,
who runs MBW with Vermont Center for Ecostudies, will discuss why montane
ecosystems are important, how climate change might affect these ecosystems
(and why they're so vulnerable), the MBW program, and the birds.

See other lectures at the Naturalist Journeys
page.<http://www.northbranchnaturecenter.org/naturalistjourneys.html>

 - Larry

p.s.  Feeders at the North Branch Nature Center are buzzing with activity...
30+ Goldfinches, 3 Siskins, 2 Redpolls, Chickadees, and a Tufted Titmouse
visited this morning.

-- 
Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602

www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org
(802) 229-6206
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