Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary

Our Mission: To establish and maintain a neighborhood project at Revelation Road, Meadowbrook Road and Washington Lane whose purpose is to beautify and preserve the open space with trees, benches, bird houses and walking paths, as well as to educate through the use of identified native plantings.

Dear Neighbors: The Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary was formed by concerned neighbors who wanted to restore the area to its natural state prior to the Township Sewer Project of 2001 - 2002.

Implementing A Plan: With the help of Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association, Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council and Abington Township, the property has evolved into a beautiful sanctuary that preserves this precious open space. Landscape architects volunteered to design a plan that would transform the area into a bird habitat with installation of an irrigation and water retention system, along with paths, feeders and plantings.

Progress to Date: Volunteers then planted over 30 trees, numerous flower beds and smaller plantings, strategically placed bird houses and benches for visitors to sit and enjoy this wonderful setting. Our efforts have been rewarded by receiving the prestigious Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 2003 Suburban Greening Award and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 2004 Maintenance Award.We also received the Audubon Society Award in 2008, the Abington Township 2010 Robert Montgomery Award and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation in Recognition of Preserving Open Space 2010. BUT OUR MISSION IS NOT COMPLETE! We need help to maintain with financial and physical participation by interested and concerned neighbors

A Labor of Love

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

January 2010 Newsletter

January Newsletter

Happy New Year and Thanks for Stopping By -

I hope many of you took some time off from your holiday shopping to check out the foot prints in the snow left by our furry and feathery friends. It's always a thrill to guess what animal or bird belongs to which foot print.

On a sad note we regret to notify all of our friends at M.B.S that Marsha and Jim Pearson's Wild Bird Center has closed for good on new Years Eve, 2009. They will be greatly missed by every one connected with the sanctuary, especially the birds since thru their love and generosity of a bird seed grant, that has lasted for 9 years, our feeders have been full.

We would love to have some one step up and continue that service. Like most non-profits we have been financially hurt by the recessions and we, the neighbors and the "Friends of M.B.S" would be forever grateful for such a miracle.

Because of the inactivity during the winter months, "Jessica's Point of View" column will be every other month. In its place this month, Jessica has printed a response to her December column that she received from Jack Hammeke, a 6th grade student at Meadowbrook School, Hampton Rd. in Meadowbrook.

Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary

"One of the things I like best about M.B.S is that it is not only a place where birds live; it is also a place where my school, The Meadowbrook School, has an event. The event is called Sugar and Spice Day. At the Sanctuary we have sugar cookies and apple cider and listen to the birds chirping. Sometimes people just sit there and admire all the bids that are flying around and are chirping their pleasant chirp. Unless it's a crow - that is not a pleasant sound to hear. When people are there they can count the birds that are flying around. One time my Mom and I came over to the sanctuary and we had bird seed that we put in the shed so the birds would have food. Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary is a Sanctuary."

- Jack Hammeke, grade 6, Meadowbrook School

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget, come again.
From all of us at M.B.S

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