Saturday, October 7, 2017

October 19 Meeting

Please note that this month's meeting will be on Thursday, and the start time for the program will be 7:00 PM. Licensed wildlife rehabilitator and founder of  Centre Wildlife Care, Robyn Graboski, will be presenting a program on Wildlife Rehabilitation. She has been professionally rehabilitating wildlife since 1988 and oversees the care of over 1500 wild animals per year. She will be bringing some of her wild friends to the program, including an adult Red Tailed Hawk! The program will follow our regular business meeting, which will begin at 6:00. The business meeting and program will take place as usual at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro across from the Green.  We are hoping everyone will bring a donation item for Robyn to take back with her. To find a list of needed items please click the link and visit her website or you can get to it using this link

Monthly Meeting Time Change

Commencing with our October monthly meeting, all meetings will now start a half hour earlier -- the business meeting will begin at 6:00 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 20 Meeting

For its monthly meeting on September, 20  the Tiadaghton Audubon Society will feature a presentation by Master Falconer Michael Kurig entitled “Raptors and Man”.  The program will take place   at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro at 7:30 PM,  following the usual business meeting at 6:30.  Everyone is invited to attend both.

Michael Kurig has trained and hunted with a variety of raptors including red-tailed hawks, Harris Hawks, goshawks and golden eagles. He was instrumental in releasing peregrine falcons in Williamsport with the Lycoming Audubon Society, which reestablished a breeding population of the fastest animal on Earth back in the Susquehanna River Basin. Having “hawked”  most of North America and many countries in Europe, he will share some of his adventures, explain the features of these magnificent creatures, and answer any questions concerning any aspect of raptors. He will also bring a live raptor with him, that he has trained to be his hunting partner.  Please join us for this interesting and informative program.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Porcupine Attacks Landrus Bird Blind

A porcupine, attracted by the salts or chemicals in the bird blind's siding, decided the siding might be very good to eat and started gnawing away. Fortunately, the damage was noticed early, and it was possible to prevent further damage. John Corcoran, Ken Cooper, and Sean Minnick installed some protective mesh and added a barrier to keep the porcupine from climbing higher. See the side panel for more information on the Landrus blind near Arnot.

Monday, August 14, 2017

White-winged Tern Leaves Lake Nessmuck

As of 10:00 AM, Monday August 14, the white-winged tern visiting Lake Nessmuk has not been observed. Most likely it spent a couple of days recuperating from a long flight and then continued its migration south. Local birders are checking out several lakes and other wetlands, but so far without success. It was very exciting and gratifying to have this visitor for as long as it stayed. More than 300 people were able to see it and watch it in action. We would like to thank the many people who came to see the bird and visit our community, and we hope they enjoyed their brief stay here.