Since moving to our house in the woods a little over a year ago, my husband started keeping a journal of all the flora and fauna that we’ve spotted . There have been some unusual sights – the day we moved in, a deer traveled up the slope of our backyard onto the driveway and let my husband pet it on the head. And about two months ago – while getting dressed in the early morning – I ran around the house yelling “turkey parade” as four adults and five turkey young marched across the backyard in ceremonious fashion. It’s been pretty wild!
In fact, here is a short list of just the birds we’ve seen (or heard): Bluebird, Cardinal, Chickadee, Goldfinch, Great Horned Owl, Indigo Bunting, Mockingbird, Nuthatch, Oriole, Red Tailed Hawk, Screech Owl, Sparrow, Tree Swallow, Wax Wing, Wood Duck, Woodpecker, and a Wren.
I can get my son involved as well, with a fun kid’s website with games, color sheets and interactive learning opportunities. We helped birds avoid obstacles like clouds and airplanes on a Migration Mission and guessed the proper bird call in Guess Who’s Squawkin. I think we both learned a few things!
In Susquehanna’s mission to support our communities and the environment, we also support the National Audubon Society. In fact, for every customer who elects to “go green” by signing up for eStatements in 2012, a $1.00 gift will be made to the National Audubon Society*.
Do you have a mission to support the environment or your feathered friends this winter?
*70% will benefit Audubon Pennsylvania’s Audubon At Home program and 30% will benefit Audubon Maryland-DC’s Audubon At Home program. Susquehanna has guaranteed Audubon a minimum contribution of $5,000 and a maximum contribution of $25,000 per calendar year for 2012.