Scrapbook Photo 08/08/20 - Ohio River Basin Alliance: PA Is Headwaters Of The Ohio River: Monarchs On The Brink, Why Birds Count

The February edition of SEEDS, the newsletter from the environmental education website, features articles on--

-- Monarchs On The Brink, Efforts To Rebuild The Monarch Butterfly Population: Two decades of habitat loss, primarily due to the eradication of milkweed with herbicides on agricultural lands, has led to about 970 million monarchs disappearing—nearly 90 percent of the species. Today, only about 30 million monarchs remain.  Learn more by visiting the U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s Save The Monarch website.

-- Why Birds Count: The Backyard Bird Count Feb. 13-16: Spending a few minutes this weekend watching birds will be relaxing for you and helpful to scientists—who combine the backyard count information with other citizen-science projects such as the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and eBird—to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird species.

-- Get Rewarded For Conservation Actions: We all like to do good deeds to help protect our natural resources, but a little reward goes a long way to motivate us to do just a little more. That’s the concept behind Recyclebank, a website that awards points for completing interactive features on the site, like taking crash courses, reading stories and referring friends.

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