Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Feb. 12
Today is Valentine’s Day, and mid-February, the beginning of mating season for many birds.
In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare wrote, “Saint Valentine is past: Begin these wood-birds but to couple now?”
Among the most faithful of birds, swans choose a mate and stay with them for life.
For more on birds, join Fern Hollow Nature Center for the Great Backyard Bird Count in Sewickley Heights Borough Park, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Meet park staff in the main parking lot at the park to join in this annual bird count. This is a free program for families and no reservations are required, however participants are asked to bring a dish for the potluck lunch at Fern Hollow Nature Center after the hike. No experience is necessary.
To participate, email April at [email protected] to coordinate a dish to bring to the potluck. Data will be submitted to Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Learn more at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/.
Dress for weather, as trails may be snow/ice covered.
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Have a great day, Sewickley!