Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 18. The Longswamp Township Environmental Advisory Council will host a backyard wildlife workshop at TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville, on the first floor.
The theme — Birds, Bees, and Bats Too! Why We Need Our Winged Friends — will be broken down into three sections:? Steven Saffier of the Audubon Society will discuss the creation of bird habitat and sustainable landscaping, identifying birds, the Great Backyard Bird Count, and Bird Town programs.
Dan Mummert of the Pennsylvania Game Commission will talk about bats, the effects of White Nose Syndrome, how to handle bat conflicts in the home, and bat conservation efforts.
James Griesemer of Griesemer Beekeeping will discuss the benefits of honeybees and our native mason bees; the basics of keeping honeybees, and what we can do to help our pollinators.
Although the event is free, you must RSVP by Feb. 11 by sending an e-mail to Longswampeac@gmail.com or by calling or texting Cathi at 610-216-7976. Provide your full name and contact information. Registration will be confirmed by e-mail or phone.
Hurry, because registration is limited to 200. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Sunday, Feb. 19.