BAS Programs

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the Month at the Jennings Environmental Center, located on Rt. 528, just west of Rt. 8 (approx. 5 miles south of Slippery Rock) at 7:00 pm.  Refreshments are served after the meeting.  The public is welcome.   

Septmber 14, 2015-Monday-Insect Threats to our Native Trees

October 12, 2015-Monday-River of Raptors Veracruz

March 9, 2015-Monday-“The Realities and Opportunities of Using Native Plants” Mark Brownlee, principal and head propagator of ArcheWild Consulting, Design and Native Nurseries, will present. Gardening with native plants to promote ecological health turns out to be much more complex than switching from mums to asters. Our local birds, butterflies, beetles and pollinators of all sorts have close relationships with the 3,000 plus native plants growing in Pennsylvania. Yet fewer than five percent of Pennsylvania native plants are in cultivation. We’ll talk about the unique opportunities for us to help change this and the realities of using native plants.

April 13, 2015-Monday-“Climate Change 2015: The Science, the Impacts, and the Projections” Dr. Julie A. Snow will present an overview of the science of climate change, go through current impacts, and offer projections for the future.She will provide a special focus on threatened birds and their habitats.Dr Snow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment at Slippery Rock University, where she has been teaching for eleven years.She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Wittenberg University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Snow’s current research focuses on trends in mercury deposition levels and their relationships to atmospheric transport over the last fifteen years in the United States.

May 11, 2015-Monday-Annual Awards Night The Bartramian Audubon Society will be honoring our new Bird and Butterfly and Wildlife Sanctuary owners. We will also be awarding scholarships. Join us for an evening of recognition and refreshments.

June 20, 2015-Saturday-Annual Picnic This year’s picnic will be held at the Jennings Environmental Education Center , one of our foremost Wildlife Sanctuaries. Arrive at 4:00 p.m. for a walk on the trails (or earlier to explore on your own). We plan on grilling at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share and your place setting. We provide the hot dogs and drinks. Picnic tables are on site, but a folding chair might come in handy. Our picnic will take place in the pavilion near the prairie, across the road from the Center building in which we have our evening program meetings. A parking lot is on site, and additional parking is available at the Center, a very short walk away.

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