Once again, we are so grateful to have Keith Russel from Audubon in attendance to help us sketch out an overlay on our Philly Story map, which begins to imagine the city as a bird habitat sanctuary, and as a comfortable stop, rest & feed place for migrating birds. Let’s better understand the needs of our feathery friends.
And let’s consider neighborhood healthy birdsong cover and how it directly impacts our own health.
Helena van Vliet will speak briefly about the direct link between the experience of wild nature and our own physiological health, as well as about some exciting partnership opportunities for habitat work in the city.
So together let’s imagine the city as a contiguous living green tapestry. Let’s establish where the ‘voids’ are in this tapestry and give those ‘voids’ names – place names or bird sanctuary names – and then let’s organize ourselves into teams to investigate each place’s characteristics, its micro climate and bird-needs in greater detail. Let’s ‘adopt’ micro bird sanctuary places and see what we can do.
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