Impacts of the 2011 Tornadoes on Songbird Habitat Use program

05 Mar
When:
March 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
2019-03-16T13:30:00-04:00
2019-03-16T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
30 Peck Road
Wales
MA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
413 267-9654

The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary in Wales will hold a program on Impacts of the 2011 Tornadoes on Songbird Habitat Use on Saturday, March 16th from 1:30 to 3 pm.

The 2011 tornado was devastating to the people of the Brimfield area, but how did this event affect the forest and songbirds? We know that it created new young forest habitat, an uncommon type of forest on the Massachusetts landscape.

Andrew Vitz, the Massachusetts State Ornithologist, and John Scanlon, Habitat Program Supervisor for Mass Wildlife will discuss how research in and around the Brimfield State Forest is revealing how songbirds utilize different nesting habitats within, including tornado-damaged areas where downed trees were left in place; tornado-damaged areas where salvage logging took place; and undisturbed forest adjacent to the tornado impact area.

To register for this program, email lectures@norcrosswildlife.org or call 413 267-9654.