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Want to build a bird feeder? AlgomaTrad and Kensington Conservancy to host workshop

Participants will be able to build a bird feeder that they can put up over the winter for the birds to use
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NEWS RELEASE

THE KENSINGTON CONSERVANCY

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The Kensington Conservancy and AlgomaTrad have teamed up to bring a bird feeder building workshop to St. Joseph Island.

The workshop is taking place Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the AlgomaTrad Music Camp site at 1249 F&G Line Road, St. Joseph Island. People of all ages are welcome to participate.

Participants will be able to build a bird feeder that they can put up over the winter for the birds to use. Birds such as black-capped chickadees, american goldfinches, red-breasted nuthatches and hairy woodpeckers often take advantage of bird feeders to survive the winter.

There will also be opportunities to learn about how to become a citizen scientist with the data you can collect about the birds that visit your feeder. Scientists and conservationists use the data that people record and submit to projects such as eBird, Project FeederWatch and Christmas Bird Counts everyday.

It is also fun to just sit back and see how many different species will come to your feeder!

There is a recommended donation of $10 for each participant to help cover costs.

Register for the event at kensingtonconservancy.org/bird-feeder or by calling The Kensington Conservancy at 705-782-2200 or AlgomaTrad at 705-782-4311. The deadline to register is Oct. 2 so that supplies can arranged in advance.

There are limited spots available, so register now to avoid disappointment.

For more information, visit the link above or contact Carter at The Kensington Conservancy at 705-782-2200.

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