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8th ANNUAL GOOD EARTH AWARD  Honoring Lakeland Audubon Society  ♫ LET HEAVEN & NATURE SING ♫
This declining bird makes the longest non-stop migratory flight in the world, Alaska to New Zealand, over 7,000 miles without food or water. A wading bird, its name–godwit—comes from Old English, “good creature.”

Lavish Brunch! Auctions! Prize Drawings!

Home-made holiday desserts & unique holiday gift shopping from the Earth, for the Earth & about the Earth!

11:30 AM Brunch, Sunday, December 8, 2019

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
N8030 Townline Road, East Troy, WI

Donation $25; Children 10 & under FREE
CHARGE CARDS WELCOME

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Benefit for the Good Earth Church of the Divine (Interfaith)

   Disappearing Dark-eyed Junco

Lakeland Audubon Society is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society, whose mission is toconserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and wildlife with their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Nearly 3 Billion Birds Gone: if you were alive in 1970, more than 1 in 4 birds in the U.S. and Canada have disappeared in your lifetime. “A staggering loss that suggests the very fabric of North America’s ecosystem is unraveling.”(Cornell Lab director John Fitzpatrick and study coauthor Peter Marra, former director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.)

A massive loss of nearly 3 billion birds has occurred in the breeding adult bird populations of the USA and Canada in 50 years.  A research team of scientists from 7 institutions across North America analyzed 529 bird species–the most robust study of its kind to monitor bird populations Forests alone have lost1 billion birds. Grassland birds. collectively have declined by another 720 million birds. More than 90% of losses come from 12avian families, including sparrows, blackbirds, warblers and finches. Favorite species seen at bird feeders, like dark-eyed juncos (little gray snowbirds in wintry backyards) are down by 168 million. Sweet-singingwhite-throated sparrows–down by 93 million. Continental red-winged blackbird population declined by 92 million birds. But WE CAN HELP!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Lakeland Audubon Society offer

          7 REAL HELPS FOR BIRD LIFE!

  • Make Windows Safe (varied products available)
  • Keep Cats Indoors (felines are natural hunters)
  • Less Lawn, More Native Plants (less mowing!)
  • Avoid Using Pesticides (helps bees, too)
  • Drink Shade-Grown Coffee (trees shelter birds)
  • Use Less Plastic (helps us all)
  • Watch Birds, Share What You See (citizen science)

Thank you for caring for all creatures great and small!

Good Earth Church of the Divine—Interfaith