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 Represntatives Citation in Recognition of Preserving Open Space 2010. BUT OUR MISSION IS NOT COMPLETE!

A Labor of Love

Monday, January 17, 2011

Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary

Reflections of November 2010 Newsletter

Thanks for stopping by!

Recent studies have shown that the economic value of protected, open space, which Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary is, increases home owner's property values by an average of $10,000 and maybe more in some areas. See reverse side for a statistics chart recently published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary should not be looked at as purely a luxury in your neighborhood or Township.

It is beneficial to you in so many and different ways.

Please invest in our future conservation work and the value of your community.

Reach out to us this holiday season. Consider a Donation. Give where you live or like to visit!

Jessica's Point of View

Poems - Fresh and Young - A Testament to Meadowbrook School


Hawks

by Rachel 6th Grade Student

Huff, Puff I've flapped my wings for hours

A majestic creature

Wait, let me soar with you!

Keep flying, we'll get there

Specks against the light blue backdrop


Hawk

by Skye 6th Grade Student

Higher and higher they fly,

All across the sky.

Wings spread wide.

Keep up with the wind



Have you visited the Children's Garden along Washington Lane, nestled in the hedgerow next to the Tool Shed?

Our friendly snake sculpture made its appearance there at the Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary.

Can you guess what the snake is made of? ________________________________________

Can you think of a name for us to call our friendly snake? _______________________________________

Send your answers to the 2 questions above to:

Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary

P.O. Box 536

Huntingdon Valley, Pa 19006

or to Iris at

ynys@comcast.net

The winner will receive some awesome stickers.

Don't forget to come again!

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

Saturday, January 1, 2011

MEADOWBROOK BIRD SANCTUARY
DECEMBER 2010-JANUARY 2011
NEWS LETTER
Thanks for stopping by.
Have we thanked you lately? We’re thrilled to welcome in the New Year with our list of old and new holiday supporters. A favorite poem seems appropriate here: “Make new friends but keep the old. The one is silver the other is gold” THANK YOU ALL. You are the unsung heroes.
CARDINAL POINTS
We want to expand the experiences for our MBS visitors with greater emphasis on creativity and capitalizing on the sanctuary’s little known assets such as the poison garden[what not to touch] and our new snake sculpture in the Children’s Garden. There is so much more to the sanctuary than just a walk-thru. Our MBS cheerleaders want to get you off the beaten path with new things yet to come.

JESSICA’S POINT OF VIEW
Our friendly snake sculpture is in hibernation for the winter but don’t let that stop you from entering our “Name The Snake” contest. Send as many names as you want to ynys@comcast.net or P.O. Box 536, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 19006 We will list them along with your name in next month’s news letter.


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