Songbird and the Working Forest
By late May, Connecticut’s migratory songbird populations have returned from warmer tropical climes, to find a mate, establish a nesting territory and produce a new generation of young songbirds. The relative silence of our forests’ winter months is replaced with a bustle of activity and bird song.
Join GMF Forester Jody Bronson and Connecticut birder Michael Corcoran for a morning bird walk and discussion of the relationship between our forests and our birds. The walk will include a number of stops through various forest habitats and is designed to illustrate how sound forestry management techniques provide for both a healthier, more sustainable forest and an increased diversity in our birdlife.
Michael Corcoran is the winner of the 2012 Environmental Excellence Award from the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury. He has been an active Audubon Society volunteer since 1994. He is also a 2011 Coverts Cooperator with the UConn College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Forestry Extension.
The publicity for this program is offered through a partnership of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Great Mountain Forest. Great Mountain Forest is over 6,000 acres of actively managed forest land. The Great Mountain Forest has a mission of education, research and recreation under a sustainable forest management program now and for future generations.