Sparrows, Hawks, and Doves Project to foster interest in birding at Spryfield’s Urban Farm
Save the date July 24 (10 am to noon)
The Williams Lake Conservation Company (WLCC), the Urban Farm Museum Society of Spryfield (UFMSS) and the Backlands Coalition are working together on a new project named “Sparrows Hawks & Doves.” The project is possible because of an HRM Project grant to foster a growing interest in birding in the Spryfield area and to conduct a year long survey of the birds of the Purcells Cove Backlands. The Urban Farm is hosting a “kick off get together” for the project on Saturday, July 24th (10 am to noon) at the Urban Farm on Rockingstone Road. Sunday, July 25th will be a back-up RAIN DATE in case of a downpour on Saturday morning.
Come to the Urban Farm to join in celebrating the Sparrows Hawks & Doves project and help raise awareness of our birds. UFMSS members will give tours of their vegetable and butterfly gardens (Monarch caterpillars to be seen). Fulton Lavender, local birding expert, leads the new project. Fulton will give a talk about birding and lead a short bird walk about the farm. Cardinals, several species of warbler, and an Eastern Towhee have taken up summer residence on the farm and may be seen. The Sparrows Hawks & Doves project has a few birding field guides (donated by WLCC and their members) as gifts for people who are interested in birding. For further information on Sparrows Hawks & Doves contact Martha Leary, [email protected]