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Links:
*Remembering Dick Nickelsen
*Programs
*Meeting Places
*Current Newsletter
*Annual Newsletter, Fall 2013
*Annual Newsletter, Fall 2012
*Annual Newsletter, Fall 2011
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*How to join our Chapter
*How to contact us
*Checklist of local birds
*Local birding sites
*National Audubon Society
*2010 -Christmas Bird Count for Seven Mountains Audubon
*2011 -Christmas Bird Count for Seven Mountains Audubon
BIG DAY Birdathon 2011 Species Count for Seven Mountains Audubon
BIG DAY Birdathon 2013 Species Count for Seven Mountains Audubon

*The Great Backyard Bird Count
*Managing White-tailed Deer in PA
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First Saturday Field Trips

April 4th

May 2nd

June 6th

July 4th

August 1st

The meeting time and place are the usual:

7:30 AM

at The CVS parking lot behind

the Sunoco station in Lewisburg

(at Rt 15 & Rt 192)

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Welcome to Seven Mountains Audubon!

We are a local chapter of the National Audubon Society surrounded by the beauty of the Central Susquehanna Valley. If you have an interest in the natural world, want to learn more about it, and want to help preserve it, join us!

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Dick (“Nick”) Nickelsen

Dick Nickelsen was a pillar in Seven Mountains Audubon. He received the Great Egret Award from National Audubon in 2012 for his memorable service to Seven Mountains and Audubon. He was a kind and important member of our club.

For more information, see Seven Mts Audubon's tribute to him at left:

"Rembering Dick Nickelsen"

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See "Links" at Left for our online eNewsletters

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April 15th Program, 7:30 PM

"How Organic Vegetable Farming Benefits Birds and Wildlife"

Presenter: John Tewksbury

Seven Mountains Audubon’s program on Wednesday, April 15th, will feature John Tewksbury speaking about how small scale organic vegetable farms, like his, can create the type of biodiverse environment that helps birds and other wildlife thrive, especially compared to conventional agriculture.

John Tewksbury, along with his wife, Leah own and operate Tewksbury Grace Farm. Their family farm produces sustainably-grown heirloom vegetables, herbs, and Shiitake mushrooms on 44 acres of mixed farmland, open meadows and hardwood forest. Their produce is hand-cultivated in raised garden beds, using no power equipment (e.g. no tractors, rototillers, or mowers) and using absolutely no chemicals or GMOs.

As stewards of the land, they focus intensively on building healthy, rich soils, the foundation for growing nutritious, robust vegetables. Their heirloom vegetable varieties, which feature old-fashioned or unusual seeds, provide exceptional flavor, nutrition and freshness that can only be found in diversified local farm systems. They have a 40 member CSA that serves the Lewisburg and Muncy communities. They also sell to several locally owned restaurants.

Additionally, John is a kindergarten teacher for the Muncy School District, where he does his best to inspire children to respect and appreciate all living things.

This program is free and open to the public.

All meetings are held at the Kelly Township Supervisors' Bldg,

551 Zeigler Rd, Lewisburg

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Please join us at 7:30 PM on the Third Wednesdays,

September through May,

at the Kelly Twp. Supervisors' Bldg, 551 Zeigler Rd, Lewisburg

(See "Meeting Places" at the left)

Our programs are all FREE and open to the public.

For more information, call 570-837-3377

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May 20th Program 7:30 PM

"Hail to the KING ... Penguin"

Presenter: Owen Floody

This slideshow will describe the highlights of an 18-day late-January Antarctic cruise taking in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, a small part of the Weddell Sea, and the northern-most part of the Antarctic Peninsula. Some of the scenery was beautiful, whether illuminated by warm morning light or enveloped in moody overcast. And as the title suggests, we were privileged on South Georgia to commune with thousands of beautiful and comical, but also noisy and smelly, King penguins.

All are welcome to attend and anti-seasickness medication should not be required.

Owen Floody is a retired Bucknell professor who spent many years teaching Psychology courses on the biological factors that influence the behavior of humans and other animals. He also did research, on the brain areas and chemicals that control aggression and reproduction in animals. Presently, he spends as much of his time as possible using travel to pursue his interests in scenery, wildlife and photography.

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