Celebrate Our Avian Friends at Lory State Park
We have events, resources and much more going on this year. Keep reading to find out more…
In the January 2018 National Geographic cover story, Why Birds Matter, author Jonathan Franzen writes “If you could see every bird in the world, you’d see the whole world. Things with feathers can be found in every corner of every ocean and in land habitats so bleak that they’re habitats for nothing else.”
Beyond their beauty, Franzen makes many cases for why birds are so important. First, they are key indicators of the health of natural ecosystems. “If you go to an area that once was full of birds and you can’t find any birds, it probably means there’s something very wrong with the ecosystem,” he says. In addition to being exceptional pollinators and seed distributors, birds are also invaluable in keeping rodent and insect populations under control.
As part of this global effort to rally local and worldwide awareness and support for birds and their habitats, Friends of Lory State Park has partnered with Fort Collins Audubon Society and other non-profits to deliver some special educational programs and activities at Lory State Park each summer.