Thursday, May 28th, 2009...2:33 pm

Silence of the Songbirds by Bridget Stutchbury

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Songbirds are more than just a chirping morning symphony-they may be the alarm clock for climate change. Songbird populations are dropping; scientists speculate that we have already lost half the population of US birds.

Biologist and ecologist Bridget Stuchbury outlines what this loss means to the health of our ecosystem-and to us. Stuchbury encourages individuals to make small changes to help the birds. ¬†Shade grown coffee, dimming city lights, organic farming and gardening all protect birds, their migrations, and habitats. Stutchbury’s enthusiasm for the birds inspires; her colloquial storytelling style really charms. Look at blue jays and robins with a fresh eye after reading Silence of the Songbirds.

Check on the availability of Silence of the Songbirds in the John Tyler Community College Library catalog.

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