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

Sunday, May 29, 2011



MAY - JUNE 2011

Thanks for stopping by.


A strange thing happened last month as I was walking through the property.

I spotted what looked like a child’s toy white bunny rabbit with long gray ears.

It was in the hedgerow along Washington Lane. When I bent to pick it up, to my surprise, it moved and ran under the tool shed. I coaxed it out but not before I sent an SOS to my friend BJ to bring her cat cage over. After a quick recovery the dear little bunny was on its way to the Glenside SPCA. We posted signs at MBS alerting “Heartsick Owners” where their pet could be found. The sad news is that no one claimed the lost bunny. The good news is: we are happy to report that there are loving families’s waiting in line to adopt the charming little bunny we named “Thumper”.

Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative!


Watch for fireflies that appear at dusk

ALERT! Watch for Japanese beetles chewing your plants.


Thanks to all the kids that sent in names for our friendly snake contest.


The winner is …..SLITHERS”! Submitted by a student at Meadowbrook School


Thanks for stopping by and come again.

From all of us at MBS

Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary • PO Box 536 • Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

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