Mon February 4, 2013
Earth Calendar for February 4th and February 5th
It’s the start of February and also, it’s National Bird-Feeding Month.
The severe winter weather kills about 2.4 billion birds a year and makes it increasingly imperative that we provide birds with a safe place to feed and take shelter. This was one of the very reasons why Congressman John Porter from Illinois read the resolution creating National Bird-Feeding Month in 1994. This year has been brutally cold with a number of snow storms passing through parts of the country. Although some birds migrate to warmer temperatures and better climates, there are still a lot of birds that hang around in areas that are hit hard. The second purpose of National Bird-Feeding Month is to spread the interest and passion of nature through birds. Anyone who has ever fed birds can tell you that there is a special bond that’s created with birds when you put out food for them. So, if you’ve been thinking about putting up your own bird feeder or you’ve lapsed in your bird feeding, let this be an encouragement to fill up your feeders. Learn more at the National Bird-Feeding Society’s website.
On our calendar: The public is invited to a fee educational program on a topic about rocks and minerals presented by the Cincinnati Mineral Society, February 8th, 7:30 pm at Sharon Woods Sharon Center. Children’s program begins at 7:30 pm. A program for adults and kids follows a brief business meeting at 8 pm. For more information visit www.greatparks.org