The Changing Needs Of Birds In A Nature-Based Landscape

Joe Sausen, authority on birds, environmental advocate, and nature photographer


Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Program 7:00-8:30 pm
FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater  Click for a Map
Free and open to the public.

Birds are indicators of the health of our environment. They keep us attuned to changes in habitat and natural resources. Birds and native plants have evolved together and need one another to thrive. Our speaker, Joe Sausen, discussed the role of birds in our Midwest environment and their changing needs throughout the season. Joe is a well-known authority on birds within the Audubon community. He is a long-time advocate for environmental issues in Chisago County, a leader in the development of county trails, and a frequent speaker on environmental and habitat issues. Joe’s latest interest, nature photography, has added new perspective to his discussion of natural resources in our area.

Kathy Widin, Chapter President, opens our first meeting of 2016.

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Tom Dickhudt presents the January “Plant of the Month” — The invasive Japanese Knotweed, which, as Tom demonstrated,  can be used to make nesting bundles for native bees.

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Presenter Joe Sausen discusses birds and the natural habitat they need to survive.IMG_3417

Joe Sausen, story-teller and animated presenter.

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Fielding questions.

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Joe reveals that he considers all birds to be honorary Wild Ones members.

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