Blackbrook Audubon Society brings the Dark-eyed Junco into view during a free program at Holden Arboretum on January 21

Blackbrook Audubon will focus on one species of sparrow in a free program Tuesday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Holden Arboretum. Mike Watson, a Conservation Biologist at Holden, will describe what his study has revealed so far on the seasonal movements of the Dark-eyed Junco. Known widely as a “snowbird” in the eastern U.S., these little charmers frequently visit bird feeders in the winter, but retreat northward in the spring. Mike is trying to determine whether an isolated breeding population in northeast Ohio stays year round or migrates. He will also share insights into their breeding cycles and behavior.

The program is open to all. The Holden Arboretum is at 9550 Sperry Road in Kirtland. For more information, visit Blackbrook Audubon Society. Follow Blackbrook Audubon Society on Facebook. Programs cancelled due to weather will be announced on the iAlert system on WKYC-TV 3, Newsradio WTAM 1100 AM, and WMJI 105.7 FM.

Blackbrook Audubon is the local chapter of National Audubon Society covering Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties.

Pictured In Cover Photo: Dark-eyed Junco

Photo Credit: Sally Isacco