Bird Seed Sale Open
Fall migration is upon us, so it must be time for the Columbus Audubon's Bird Seed Sale! Our sale is a perfect way to stock up on quality seeds and seed blends and lend a helping hand to both birds and Columbus Audubon.
CA offers a seed blend for every budget and habitat, along with peanuts and suet cakes to attract insect-eating and woodland species. Of course, traditional favorites such as Black Oil Sunflower, Sunflower Chips, Safflower and White Millet are on the menu as well. Remember, all proceeds from the Bird Seed Sale go to Columbus Audubon to help fund our many projects!
You can place your order now -- just click on the Bird Seed Sale button in the menu above or select Buy Bird Seed from the list to the right.
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OUS Museum of Biological Diversity Blog
Many Audubon members and friends know about The Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity on Kinnear Rd. In fact, many of you have attended the Museum's annual Open House and marveled at the extraordinary collections there.
Now you can get a peek behind the scenes! The Museum has unveiled its new blog, which can be found at https://u.osu.edu/biomuseum. You can read about Museum topics, find links to other related blogs, and generally explore to your heart's content.
Ohio Renewable Energy Standards
Recently, the Ohio legislature's Energy Mandate Study Committee recommended an “indefinite freeze” on the states renewable energy standards.
Audubon respectfully disagrees. The National Audubon Society urges Ohio policy makers to dismiss the report recommendations released on September 30, 2015. The Committee’s recommendations to implement an “indefinite freeze” on Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards are misinformed and detrimental to the state’s economy and the health and well-being of Ohio’s citizens, natural resources and wildlife.
We are not alone. Gov. Kasich immediately called the committee's recommendation "unacceptable." Audubon agrees with the governor and encourages the remaining members of the Ohio Legislature to take his lead. "Ohio should be leading on energy policy, not going in reverse,” said Marnie Urso, Audubon’s Senior Program Manager in Ohio.
Download Audubon Bird Guide App - for Free!
The updated Audubon Bird Guide app is now free to bird lovers nationwide!
With 821 species profiles and 3200-plus world-renowned bird photos, Audubon's award-winning app instantly turns any mobile device into the most trusted field guide in North America. The app includes 821 in-depth species profiles; more than 3,200 bird photos; quick bird IDs with filters by shape, region and color; thousands of bird calls, differentiated by region and season; seasonal and migratory range maps; recent local bird sightings through eBird; and sightings posted by Audubon NatureShare friends and followers.
To download the free Audubon Bird Guide app, go to www.audubon.org/apps. It's available on the Apple store, Google Play, and Amazon.
Ohio Conservation Conference
Please join us for Audubon’s Ohio Conservation Conference: Protecting Birds in a Changing Climate. The conference takes place on Sunday, October 25th, 2015, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus OH 43215, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with an optional bird walk at 7:30 am. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. You can register now at ColumbusAudubon.org/Conference.
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Bird Seed Sale News
Fall migration is upon us, so it's almost time for the big bird feeding season! Columbus Audubon's Bird Seed Sale is a perfect way to stock up on quality seeds and seed blends and lend a helping hand to both birds and Columbus Audubon.
CA will offer a seed blend for every budget and habitat, along with peanuts and suet cakes to attract insect-eating and woodland species. Of course, traditional favorites such as Oil Sunflower, Sunflower Chips, Safflower and White Millet will be on the menu as well.
Read more: Bird Seed Sale News
You're not alone: Majority support for Clean Power Plan
The administration recently announced the Clean Power Plan, which includes regulations to limit the production of greenhouse gasses (carbon dioxide). Some media coverage might suggest that those supporting regulation of greenhouse gasses are in the minority, but a recent poll suggests just the opposite: those of us who support regulation of greenhouse gasses are in a strong majority in swing states. Learn more about what others think at the report on the Audubon Web site. (Scroll down the page to the Climate Corner section to see information about the poll.)