PRAS Bird-A-Thon: Species Observed
More details here.

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron - Hickory Hills - Photo by John McCormick

Tree Swallow - Hickory Hills - Photo by John McCormick

In The Sky: June 2023
 Of special interest will be Mars and then Venus passing close to the Beehive open star cluster.  This will be best seen with binoculars. 

"The Ram, the Bull, the Heavenly Twins,
And next the Crab, the Lion shines....
         - Attributed to Isaac Watts

A Practical Backyard Tour of Waterloo & Cedar Falls - June 17th - 10am-1pm
See details here.
Tour community gardens, biocells, dream gardens, monarch zones, etc. and get great ideas for how you can make your yard more eco-friendly. A prize drawing will take place at the finale at 1:30 p.m.

National Audubon "Merch" Honoring Pride Month
Show your support by sporting cool T-shirts, book bags, etc.
Birding is for everybody...Let's Go Birding Together.

Photos by John McCormick from George Wyth April 19th field trip.

Song on a Wire - Wikimedia Commons
Bird Flight Patterns and Music Concert Program
You are now able to access the online concert video and curriculum (see link and password below-posted with permission by the copyright holder).
The link provides the full concert video and online curriculum with activities, lessons, extra musical performances, composer interviews and educational games. 
This resource will remain active through June 2022 (for one year), so utilize it for your programs, personal edification working with your children or grandchildren to teach them about music and birds!

Password:  BFPMC  (case sensitive)

      Find an injured bird or animal? Call Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project 319-277-6511

Subscribe to the PRAS YouTube Channel if you are interested in watching recordings of our past Zoom meetings for which we have permission to post for viewing.

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