Environment-Inspired Art Exhibit will benefit the Land Conservancy

We invite you to check out “The Debris Fields,” an exhibit created by visual artist Rebecca Allan. Allan’s abstract paintings, drawings, and photographs were inspired by Charles Burchfield’s paintings of decaying infrastructure of the 1930s and the ruins of the Bethlehem Steel Plant.

This moving exhibit will be on display at Anna Kaplan Contemporary from May 4 through June 16.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of her artwork at the exhibit will be donated to the Land Conservancy in support of our DL&W trail project.

Allan, who has roots in Western New York, has a strong commitment to environmental advocacy. Her previous exhibits have benefitted the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust and the Cascade Land Conservancy in Seattle.

Don’t miss out on these great events:

Artist’s Talk at Hotel Henry – Thursday, May 3, 6-7 PM

Click HERE for more information about the Artist’s Talk

Opening Reception at Anna Kaplan Contemporary – Friday, May 4, 6-9 PM

Click HERE for more information about the Opening Reception


 Upcoming Workshop at Silo City

We know our members are interested in ecology and sustainability. That’s why we’re letting you know about the upcoming Urban Ecological Regeneration Workshop at The Lyceum at Silo City. Learn about small scale sustainable landscaping in your yard and large-scale waterfront restoration projects in the city.  Register for the Workshop today!

Creature Feature

As it turns out, humans weren’t the only species thrown off by our unending winter this year. We saw an unusually large number of uncommon waterfowl in our region’s ponds and lakes at the end of April. These beautiful diving birds are fun to watch and have really interesting qualities.

Common Loons (left) are very skilled at fishing because of a special trait. Unlike other birds, they have solid bones that help them dive.

Horned Grebes (right) have an odd habit of eating their own feathers. Bird experts believe that the feathers act as a filter in their stomachs, making it easier for them to digest fish bones.

For information on these and other amazing birds visit allaboutbirds.org. Happy birding, all!