“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” -Helen Dyer
ANNUALS FOR INSTANT COLOR
CALLING ALL SKY WATCHERS AND NIGHT OWLS!
As you can see from the information below, sky watchers are in for a treat on the night of May 15th when an impressive and dramatic total lunar “blood moon” eclipse will reach its peak just after midnight on the 16th.
A lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are in alignment and the Moon travels into the Earth’s shadow. Since no sunlight is directly reaching the Moon, refracted light from our atmosphere will make the Moon appear red. You do not need any type of eye protection to view a lunar eclipse, so set an alarm and step outside to have a look!
On Thursday, April 28th, Becky, our Office Manager and Greg, our Operations Director, attended the New Milford High School Career Expo. The goal of this expo was to educate students in grades 11 & 12 on the variety of careers that may not require a traditional four year college degree.
- Save money and make your own food! 1 CUP refined, white sugar to 4 CUPS water. Boil, cool, and store in the refrigerator. NEVER use red coloring (chemicals) and do not purchase food with red coloring! Make small batches to keep it fresh.
- Landscape with nectar-rich annuals and perennials.
- Never use honey in a hummingbird feeder.
- Replace food and thoroughly clean feeder at least every other day to prevent mold which is deadly to these tiny birds. This is especially important during the hot months when food should be replaced daily.
- Purchase feeders that come apart easily for complete and thorough cleaning.
- Hand wash with mild soap and hot water or clean feeders in the dishwasher. Please avoid using bleach. Rinse well before filling.
- Take feeders down at night to discourage raccoons and bears from enjoying them.
- Hummingbirds can be very territorial and guard their food sources. If possible, place another feeder farther away to avoid fighting!