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Like Yogi, Smokey is smarter than the average bear. Visit smokeybear.com, and you’ll see that, “Prescribed fires help reduce the catastrophic damage of wildfire on our lands and surrounding communities by:

In the past six months, more than 3.5 million cat lovers viewed a Facebook video titled, “The Funniest and Most Humorous Cat Videos Ever.” At the same time, millions of bird lovers spent hours watching birds gather at their feeders. And while both pastimes brought great joy, there’s a deadly divide between the creatures who have captured our hearts and attention. Cats kill birds.

Entries for ASO’s 2021 Online Student Art Contest were accepted through March 1. This year’s show will be available to view in an online gallery via the Special Events tab on our website starting April 5.

Help birds by installing rooftop solar panels. It’s never been so easy. Every day, the sun channels energy onto your roof. Solar panels let you capture some of that energy and use it to power your home, business, or electric car while lowering your electricity bill. By switching to solar power, you’ll reduce the carbon pollution behind climate change that threatens many birds, and their habitats.

INTERACTING WITH THE BIRD WORLD IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

As we pass the one-year anniversary of the arrival of Covid-19 in the U.S., it is a good time to reflect on how it has affected the birding world that so many of us enjoy. Unlike many aspects of our daily lives, the pandemic has had a largely positive effect on birdwatching.

Migration begins in March with waterfowl, blackbirds and cranes. As the water thaws, waterfowl, geese and swans will move north to their breeding grounds, so be sure to look for them on area lakes.

Children learn by creating artwork focused on a specific subject. That’s why Audubon Society of Omaha holds a Student Art Contest and Show each spring. Educating our community about birds and our unique ecosystem is part of our organization’s mission, so this event is a win-win for reaching new birders.

A huge thank you to Betty & John Fullerton and their bird seed committee. This year’s main sale was a huge success!

"So what do they eat in the winter?” That was a question I was asked about the small mammals that live on the prairie. Because there are several, I thought I would tell you about three small critters that live at Audubon Prairie.

Thanks to all of the 335 customers who made our 40th Fall Bird Seed Sale a success at our new office and warehouse location at 4339 S. 90th Street. We sold 52,300 pounds of bird seed, totaling $45,479, nearly doubling the average of the past six years.

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