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What’s the Buzz in Your Backyard? Spring Lecture #2: Birds With a Gettysburg Address

March 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What’s the Buzz in Your Backyard?
Birds With a Gettysburg Address

Each spring, The Institute presents a series of related programs. For 2023, the lectures will be on Thursdays March 9, 16 and 23. Our unifying theme is the environment and habitat found in your own backyard, with a special focus on visitors like bees, birds, bugs, and critters of all sorts.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

This second program in a series of three is on March 16.

Informative and entertaining, this program documents birds within and around historic Gettysburg National Military Park.

A member of South Mountain Audubon Society, Portzline wrote a monthly column, Bird’s-Eye View, for the Gettysburg Times for five years, and is now writing a book on the subject.

Featuring her own photography, her slideshow program highlights some of the 175+ species spotted in the Gettysburg area…and explores how these can relate to your own backyard.

Portzline encourages birding as an activity that is good for nature as well as for the mind, body, and spirit.

Presented by Bonnie Portzline, Ornithologist, Author, Photographer (photo)
Photos below by Bonnie Portzline.

Check out the third and final program in this series:

Thursday, March 23 • 7 pm
“Backyard Critters: Furry, Scaly, Slimy”

Underwriting support for the Spring Lecture Series is provided in part by Robert and Grace Brown.

Additional support by Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin.


March 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
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