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      Native Plants, Birds and the Crisis of Climate Change, Part 1 of a 2-part series in Asheville


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      February 4, 2020

      Tuesday   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      942 Haywood Road
      Asheville, North Carolina 28806

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      Native Plants, Birds and the Crisis of Climate Change, Part 1 of a 2-part series

      Cathy Walsh, certified Blue Ridge Naturalist, board member of Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and member of Asheville’s Tree Protection Task Force will talk about her efforts over the past 1 ½ years to get policy passed by Asheville City to prohibit the use of any invasive non-native plants on City property and to encourage the greater use of native trees and plants in their place. This endeavor grew out of her concern for birds whose lives depend on native plants and trees. She will share the journey that other towns and counties in North Carolina have made in these efforts, and who has helped her in this endeavor, including noted environmentalists and elected officials.

      In the second half of her talk Cathy will cover the research by Audubon, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and other researchers in past months looking at how climate change, habitat loss and human behavior has caused the loss of 29% of all birds in North America over the past 50 years. She will share suggestions of what we can all do to reverse these losses and will talk about why we should all care about this crisis. Birds are the “canary in the coal mine” alerting us to the devastating effects that climate change will have on us as a civilization.

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