Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Birds Express Joy for Tea
This past Monday, I attended Penn-Cumberland Garden Club, which is comprised of an inspiring group of 130 women who are interested in the environment on many levels. Gardening of course, horticulture, flower arranging, pressed flower designs, herbs, vegetables, flowers and birds. Birds were the theme for the meeting. Ways and means sold bird house while the "Share your Passion" committee had Audubon Magazines out for the taking. The luncheon table featured egg salad. The program was given by Chris Rebert, a naturalist at Wildwood, our urban wetland park. Chris taught us how to identify birds based on markings, habitat and song. His program was excellent. Many songs can be easily recognized when you learn to put words to the sounds.
The call of the Carolina Wren is "Tea Kettle, Tea Kettle, Tea Kettle". Follow this link which takes you to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website where you can here this call.