Silent Skies

Curator’s Words


Silent Skies


Efril Joy Follero


Bird populations continue to decline rapidly across North America and abroad due to several environmental issues.
Over three billion fewer birds inhabit North America today than in 1970, accounting for approximately one-fourth of all birds.

While the decline is alarming, there are measures to halt or reduce it. We can provide a haven for our feathery companions and nesting possibilities on your land. By substituting native plants for grass, you can attract local and migratory birds. Similarly, steer clear of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. They are detrimental to birds and insects and have the potential to poison species directly. Purchasing organic food decreases the pesticides and synthetic fertilizers that birds encounter.