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, May 18, 2010


From everything we have heard “Our Bloomers Are Showin’” party was the best ever. This is going to be a hard act to follow but knowing the minds of the MBS board-team it won’t be a problem.
The highlight of the day was the clothes line art show by students of Meadowbrook School. So charming , creative and inspirational to all who viewed them. Thanks kids for sharing your works of art with us and also thanks to Meadowbrook School art teacher Jillian Paulus-Katona and Janice Mockaitis, organizer and 6th grade science teacher.
Then there was our very own Diana Weiner with her demonstration of how to plant a window box with edibles, herbs and flowers; all supplied by Meadowbrook Farm.
Our “Eddy” award went to Jennifer Sherwood as the most deserving volunteer of the year. Not only here at MBS but in the community in general. Like the Energizer, she just keeps going and going.
We had Jessica’s “Jessica’s Lemonade Stand” with Jessica and her Dad pouring Lemonade and giving out stickers to all the kids who were running around counting bird houses-oh so many bird houses.
A big thanks to Karol and Taylor Appel for cheering on our budding artists as they painted their one-of-kind bird houses
Last but not least board team member Judy Langsfeld was sitting at the MBS’s “ Take out a $35 Membership” booth and in spite of the 92 deg. Weather, Judy was up to the challenge of bringing in new memberships and renewing old ones. Thanks Judy, you went beyond the call of duty.
Here is the latest response to “Jessica’s Point of View” column, a poem by Kiran McCulloch a 4th grade student at Meadowbrook School:


Beautiful trees grow in it
Intriguing animals live in and around it
Really, every day is a time when
Dazzling colors co-inside with great wildlife to create a

Spectacle of natural beauty for
All people who come
No place in the nation [or at least in the state]
Can amount to its beauty
The Sugar and Spice day is
Usually held here, most of the time
Annually in the Fall. A
Rural place, the Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary is
Your not-so-typical everyday habitat

Kiran, We can see stars in your future.

Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to come again.
From all of us at MBS