American Goldfinch

goldfinch

Another regular year-round resident that can appear in quite large flocks. When the males change from a dull green to their bright yellow breeding plumage, it is a sure sign of spring. They are chiefly attracted to Niger thistle seed in silo feeders, though will also take sunflowers from any kind of feeder. Like many smaller birds, Goldfinches nest in dense thickets, so it is good to keep some shrubby areas around your home, including red osier dogwood and willows, or dense coniferous trees.

Upcoming Events

Jul
24
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
29
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief presentation, we’ll head off
Jul
31
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 2
Young Ecologists Week 2
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of