North Versailles area bird event winging its way in

October 30, 2016 by  

Residents of North Versailles are invited to take part in a day that will lend a hand to some of the area’s feathered friends.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Allegheny Land Trust and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy have joined forces to improve the habitat for birds in the Dead Man’s Hollow Conservation Area. The area provides 450 acres of habitat for forest-dwelling birds and other creatures.

Those who come out will be able to support the birds by clearing out species of invasive plants that disrupt their living spaces. Plants such as bittersweet, multiflora rose and bush honeysuckle will be removed so that there will be space in the spring for planting native species.

The organizers of the event recommend that anyone who plans on participating wears appropriate clothing and footwear, and notes that the event will be held no matter what the weather. Only thunderstorms will keep the project from going ahead on that day. Participants are reminded to work at their own pace and ability. Snacks, tools and water will be provided, and people are asked to bring along their own reusable water bottle. Flyer printing can be used to create materials that promote an event like this throughout the local area.

The For the Birds Habitat Restoration Day will be held on November 19 at 601 Scene Ridge Rd in McKeesport. More details and an opportunity to register can be found on the event’s website.