State College Bird Club

24 Sept. 2008

The State College Bird Club met at Foxdale Village on 24 Sept. 2008.  Forty-five members and guests attended; Deb Grove presided.


Dorothy Bordner read the treasurer's report and checklist.  Attendees reported 126 species within a 25-mile radius of Old Main since 1 September.  Species of note included Yellow-billed Flycatcher, Northern Goshawk, Sanderling, and Pectoral Sandpiper.

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Ann Bodling spoke at the meeting on the topic of “Planting for Pennsylvania’s Wildlife with Pennsylvania Native Plants.”  She first defined native plants and noted that most wildlife can’t or won’t eat many non-native species.  Although recognizing that non-native species are widespread problems, she urged people to start with what they can best control – their own yards.  By making gradual changes, people can develop yards of native flowers, shrubs, and trees that will support wildlife throughout the entire year.

Recorded by

Nan Butkovich, Secretary