The Meadowlark: Spring / Summer 2020

In this issue of our biannual newsletter, you’ll read about a state-of-the art telescope you can visit at Belwin, what your landscape means to native creatures, and how our Arts, Culture, and Ecology program brought a Buckthorn Buffalo to Belwin’s land.

Categories: Arts, Culture, and Ecology, Land Management, Meadowlark Newsletter, Summer 2020

Creating Living Landscapes: Why They Matter and What You Can Do to Help

As you drive down any street in any town, city, or even the countryside, what you most likely see are squares of mowed green grass, maybe a flower garden and a few shrubs. These are dead landscapes as far as insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds are concerned. There may not be cover for a bird [...]

Categories: Animals, Birds, Land Management, Plants

The Meadowlark: Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

In this issue of our biannual newsletter, you’ll read about the renewal of a 230-acre oak savanna, happy Henslow’s sparrows, prepping your winter garden with wildlife in mind, two intrepid volunteers on the bluebird trail, and more!

Categories: Fall 2019, Meadowlark Newsletter, Uncategorized

Honey Bee Dancing at Belwin

Many groups around the world are interested in helping maintain healthy bee populations by planting flowers for bees. Simultaneously, many organizations are more broadly interested in restoring native habitats that had been converted to agriculture or other human uses. Read more…

Categories: Insects

Birds in the Heartland: Aerial Insectivores

Float up, dive down, quick turn, out and back from the twig perch. Graceful, flowing, surprising in their agility as they move through space. This describes the aerial acrobatics of a group of birds that hunt for food “on the fly.” What are they looking for? Any winged or flying insect that would make a [...]

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