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Swifts in the City

Swifts in the City is a Sassafras Audubon Society conservation project focused on Chimney Swifts - a threatened bird species. These birds are amazing and entertaining, but their population appears to be declining quite drastically with a "near threatened" status in the US and and "federally threatened" in Canada. If you are interested in more information on this exciting SAS project please visit this webiste that our Chimney Swift Committee co-Chair Jessica Hite made.

Lee Sterrenburg honored with Sagamore of Wabash

Long time SAS member and local bird enthusiast Lee Sterrenburg has been honored with the Sagamore of Wabash award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Governor of Indiana unto a citizen. Lee is honored for his work in creating one of our areas great birding treasures, the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, south of Linton in Greene County, and for his tireless work in bird surveys and monitoring as a volunteer at Goose Pond over the last decade.

Milkweed for Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are in steep decline due to the loss of their host plants, milkweeds.  Many gardeners are interested in helping to address this problem, but the most readily available milkweed in landscaping stores is tropical milkweed.  There are concerns that this species is an inferior host plant compared to native milkweeds.


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