American Robin


American Robins are irregular visitors in the winters. Some years they are around all winter, sometimes they seem to stay late in the fall and then leave, and sometimes they are absent for long periods and then show up in late winter. Their presence is always very much appreciated. Some people collect mountain ash berries and freeze them, then use them to entice the robins to stay. They are very attracted to fruit in the winter, so try planting fruit-bearing shrubs that hold their fruit through at least part of the winter around your home. The best choices are American mountain ash, high-bush cranberry, hawthorn and wild rose. Robins are one bird that you probably never have to worry about providing a nest site – they are able to build nests in everything from front door wreaths to small trees and shrubs.

 

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Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am SWE Woodland Ecology I: Introduc...
SWE Woodland Ecology I: Introduc...
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Woodland Ecology I: Introduction to Forest Stewardship This course helps landowners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy, improve and manage their own woodlot whether it be creating better access, harvesting wood or
Oct
11
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.
Nov
7
Sat
9:00 am SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and...
SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and...
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and Felling Spring Session: Saturday, April 11th Fall Session: Saturday,November 7th When trying to manage a forest, being informed about the specific composition of species, soils, water and light is a
Nov
8
Sun
9:00 am SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenan...
SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenan...
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenance and Felling Spring Session: Sunday, April 12th Fall Session: Sunday,November 8th This course will continue to build on skills learned in Basic Chainsaw I. The morning will be devoted to learning

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