D&R Greenway Events

D&R Greenway Announces Upcoming Art Exhibit “N.J. Birds & You”

Art Exhibit at the Johnson Education Center

“N.J. Birds & You”

February 23 to March 4

Art by Ming Li features a pair of Cape May Warblers.
Li’s artwork will be featured in the “N.J. Birds & You” pop-up art exhibit at the Johnson Education Center.

Feathered Friends in Your Backyard

Though many birds fly south for the winter, some stick around through the snowy weather. With much of their natural food supply depleted, these birds seek other sources of sustenance, including winter berries and bird feeders.
A well-stocked bird feeder may attract a variety of birds even during the coldest months of the year.
Drawings of a female and male cardinal by artist Ming Li.
Northern Cardinals are one of the most common backyard birds in New Jersey. The bright red males stand out against the snow, while the more subtle coloration of the females lend them an elegant air. They are most attracted to backyard feeders containing sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, millet, and milo.
A Titmouse and a Nuthatch face off in this drawing by artist Ming Li.
The Tufted Titmouse often flocks with other birds, including chickadees, nuthatches, and woodpeckers.
They are found in woodlands and parks and can be assertive over smaller birds.
White-breasted Nuthatches usually feed on insects during the summer, but in the winter they turn to seeds and nuts.
A Nuthatch will jam larger nuts such as acorns or hickory into the bark of a tree,
then hammer the seed open with its strong beak.
American Robin. Photo from birdadvisors.com.
Some birds, like American Robins and Cedar Waxwings, turn to fruit to survive the winter months. Flocks of these part-time frugivores descend on thickets and trees to strip them of berries. They enjoy native hollies, including American Holly, Inkberry, and Winterberry, as well as chokeberries and crabapples.
To raise awareness about the birds of New Jersey and encourage participation in the 25th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, Princeton Public Library, in partnership with D&R Greenway, is launching an art exhibit that will feature YOUR art!
Submissions are open until February 18th. For submission guidelines, visit the library’s website.

Don’t forget: the Great Backyard Bird Count will be held from February 18th to February 21st!

This year marks the 25th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, an initiative co-sponsored by The Cornell Lab, the National Audubon Society, and Birds Canada that brings nature lovers together to count and record birds. The data from this citizen science project is used to monitor bird populations over time and helps to ensure that birds are protected across the world.  To learn more about Princeton Public Library’s Great Backyard Bird Count programming, visit princetonlibrary.org/bird-count/.

###

BACKGROUND

D&R Greenway Land Trust, an accredited nonprofit, has saved over 22,000+ acres of New Jersey land since its founding in 1989.  Preserving land for life and creating public trails grants everyone the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The land trust’s preserved farms and community gardens provide local organic food for our neighbors—including those most in need. D&R Greenway’s strategic land conservation and stewardship combat climate change, protect wildlife, and ensures clean drinking water for future generations. D&R Greenway’s mission is connecting land with people from all walks of life.

D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, home to its art galleries in Princeton, is currently closed to ensure health and safety due to COVID.  Our outdoor trails and labyrinth are open. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and www.drgreenway.org to learn about the organization’s latest news and virtual programs. D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540.  The best way to reach D&R Greenway staff is by sending an e-mail to info@drgreenway.org or by calling D&R Greenway at 609-578-7470.

Our Mission: To Preserve & Care for Land and Inspire a Conservation Ethic, Now and Forever

Land Preserved
320 stories of preservation and 22,000+ protected Acres
Upcoming Events
Sep 15

Fall 2022 Native Plant Sale!!

Thursday, Sept 15 noon – 3 pm; Friday, Sept 16 3 pm – 5 pm; Saturday, September 17 9 am - noon
D&R Greenway, Native Plant Nursery, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton
D&R Greenway Land Trust Announces In-Person Fall 2022 Native > Read More

Business Partners in Preservation - Leaders